Blessings Mashaya 10 December 2017
HARARE – Government cannot afford to employ teachers for Early Childhood
Development (ECD), Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has said.
“Government recognises the complementary role that parents play in the
Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programmes. However, the takeover of
management and financing of ECDs is clearly beyond government’s current
“It is proposed that, the pending requests to recruit an additional 5 907
teachers at ECD level be shelved and pave way for parents and communities
to continue supporting the provision of ECD services.
Parents and communities participation in supporting the provision of ECD
schooling services will save the fiscus an additional $36 million in
employment costs per annum,” he said in his national budget on Thursday.