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Strikes and Protests 2007/8 - Teachers and Lecturers
in Zimbabwe Coalition
LIKE other dysfunctional
social sector services such as health and housing, the education
sector is in deep shambles due to soaring costs of tuition, books,
transport and the poor remuneration paid to teachers and lecturers.
makes the following observations:
- That the
tuition fees in polytechnics, teachers' colleges and universities
are beyond the reach of ordinary Zimbabweans. Tuition fees for
2007 stand as follows - Polytechnics $180 000, Public Universities
(Z$750 000) and Teachers' Colleges (Z$350 000).
- That high-ranking
members of the ZANU PF government send their kith and kin to universities
in South Africa, United Kingdom, US, Canada and Australia for
studies at the expense of the taxpayers.
- That the
conditions of service for lecturers and teachers continue to dwindle
whilst government remains unmoved at the rate at which professionals
continue to leave the country in search for greener pastures.
- That through
populist policies, the government continues to build more institutions,
increase the number of students enrolling at universities and
colleges whilst failing to improve the standards.
of students enrolled in Zimbabwe's public colleges and universities
hail from humble backgrounds and cannot afford the cost of education,
which has become a preserve for the ruling elite. The government
of Zimbabwe is once again reminded of the urgent need to take steps
as expeditiously as possible to avert the crisis within the education
sector in line with its national and international obligations regarding
the human right to education.
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