Majority of Zimbabwean parents opposed to online lessons : Survey



By George Swarei

The latest AFROBAROMETER survey has revealed that majority of Zimbabweans are opposed to the continuation of online lessons. the findings were made public at a Mass Public Opinion Institute discussion on  Wednesday in Harare.

AFROBAROMETER and MPOI indicated that Zimbabweans are divided over the payment of teacher incentives for extra lessons as some are favouring a ban such payments.

The research findings suggest that views are split on the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council’s proposal to introduce Continuous assessment and learning activities (CALA) projects for grade 7, Form 4 and form 6 public examinations.
According to the research key findings 51% favour a ban on payments of monetary and non monetary incentives to teachers while 46 percent oppose such a ban.

The issue of CALAs is opposed by four in 10 (41%) while 46 Percent support them.
A majority of Zimbabweans oppose the use of online lessons while 38%favour them.
The findings were as a result of a research carried out by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) on 1200 adult citizens of Zimbabwe between 28 March and 10 April 2022. The findings according to Professor Eldred Masunungure had a margin of error of +/-3 percentage points at a 95% Confidence level.

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