A CHIWESHE school has landed in trouble with auditors after awarding a goat to teacher as a token of appreciation for producing the best Grade 7 results in Mashonaland Central in the 2013 examinations.
Auditors from Mazowe offices ordered Goteka Primary School authorities to pay back the amount equivalent to the goat the school bought for Phizibano Matura, a former Grade 7 teacher.
When asked for comment, Ishmael Mashanje, the school head, could neither confirm nor deny the allegations.
He simply said the school had addressed the problem.
“Everything is under control,” said Mashanje before switching off his mobile phone.
A teacher who spoke on condition of anonymity said a team of auditors from the district led by one Nyamavende visited the school and requested to see the school’s book accounts. It was then that a shortfall of $50.00 was noticed and a report was made.
“As I speak, we are fundraising to recover the $50. Our school declared a civic day and every student is supposed to bring 1rand each to participate. With an enrollment of over six hundred pupils, we have no doubt that we will raise the money. I think we will be able to meet the end of month deadline,” said the teacher.
Matura refused to comment.
Christina Mudiwa the district education officer for Mazowe district said the decision was necessitated by the government’s move to do away with the incentive regime.
“As you might know, the government issued a circular that prohibited the offering of incentives to teachers,’’ said Mudiwa.
As the government moved to scrap incentives for teachers other schools have found it difficult to maintain the morale of their