EDUCATION STAFF BEMOAN TOUGH ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

Written by on June 20, 2019

The Zimbabwe Teachers Association says the June teachers’ salaries have failed to meet the basic commodity prices and teachers are failing to take care of their families.

In a telephone interview with Great Dyke News, Zimbabwe Teachers Association President, Richard Gundani said stakeholders in the education sector should come up with a rescue strategy to keep teachers in the classrooms.

Meanwhile University of Zimbabwe Worker’s Committee has sent a request to the University’s Authorities seeking for accommodation and food from the institution.

In a telephone interview with Great Dyke News, U.Z Workers’ Committee Chairman Mapfumo Tafirenyika said they are waiting for a response from management.

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STILL WITH THE EDUCATION SECTOR … The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development says tertiary education institutions should introduce programs that are relevant and feed into the country’s targets for vision 2030.

Speaking at a Post Cabinet Briefing, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira said programs should be equal regardless where the student learnt.

 

Government has said it will review degrees offered by State Universities with a view to standardize qualifications and abolish irrelevant programs.

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Residents in the Great Dyke with signs of Diabetes have been urged to seek medical attention so that they can get the correct treatment.

Midlands Diabetes Interest Group educator, Ngonidzashe Muzondo said many people risk dying due to misconceptions associated with diabetes which lead to them ignoring signs which are in many cases emergency signs.

 

Statistics from the World Health Organization show that the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and in 2016, 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, which is the most common type, the body does not make or use insulin well. Diabetes causes serious problems with damage to the eyeskidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb.

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