Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe(ARTUZ) has raised a red flag ahead of schools reopening set for Monday.
Speaking in Harare on the sidelines of a consultative meeting with teachers, ARTUZ Secretary-General Robson Chere said the government ‘jumped the gun’ to open schools without enough preparations.
“It is sad that the government announced that schools are going to open on Monday while it is not prepared.
“Most teachers have not been jabbed, our salaries cannot fund our bus fare to work, we are incapacitated. Parents are not prepared and also the learners,” Chere told this publication.
The government on Wednesday announced that schools were going to open in phases with exam classes opening Monday 30 August while non-exam classes follow the next week.
Chere said the government should come back and consult all stakeholders for the betterment of education in Zimbabwe.
“The government should come and sit with all stakeholders in the education sector to come with a plan which will benefit our learners.
“The I-know-it all attitude will take us nowhere,” Chere added.
Meanwhile, teachers vowed that they will not set their foot in schools if their grievances are not addressed.