Parents of children attending Makuzeze Primary School in Mangwe District in Plumtree say they will not be forced to go back on their decision of dismissing teachers Robson Gotosa, Munyaradzi Pasipanodya and Victoria Pasipanodya from the school.
This comes ahead of a meeting that has been organised by the Ministry of education with the parents. At the moment the three teachers have been removed from the school by the ministry.
Parents who spoke to Radio Dialoguesaid the school is currently being led by Ntokozo Denda, Lieto Dube and Sindiso Ncube the three teachers who had been previously force-transferred as per the application by the head Victoria Pasipanodya to the Mangwe district education office on account that the school was overstaffed.
The Pasipanodyas and Gotosa were on Tuesday unceremoniously dismissed by parents on reports of corruption and having produced only one grade seven pass last year.
The other reason was that the teachers are not fluently conversant in Kalanga and isiNdebele which are the local languages contrary to the national education policy which requires primary school teachers to have a good command of local languages.
Councillor of the area Sindisiwe Sibanda says they will not be forced to agree to the re-admission of the trio.
“The community will not change it’s resolution concerning these teachers; it wants them not anywhere close to Makuzeze,” said Sibanda.
The Mthwakazi Youth Leaders Joint Resolution which has been supporting these parents accused Mangwe District Education Officer Headman Mpofu of turning a blind eye to language development.
Meanwhile, Matebeleland South Provincial Education Director Tumisang Tabela said she has assigned a probe team that will meet the parents and map the way forward.