(Last Updated on September 20, 2020 by Editor)
HARARE – Women’s University in Africa has announced that it has approved salaries for part time Lecturers pegged at a measly US$7 per hour for those with MSc and then US$10 per hour for PHD holders.
The salary will be paid in local currency equivalent to the prevailing rate. This means for a whole semester, a lecturer will be getting around USD$290 – $320.
However, this meagre pay out does not take into account the hours one spends marking assignments and Examinations.
Speaking on conditions of anonymity, one lecturer said “If you ask you are told to leave if you are not happy”.
When contacted for comment, the University expressed similar aloofness stating “we don’t respond to the press. If they have anything they want to publish they are free to go ahead without our comments”.
Recently, there was an outcry from the University students when the institution announced that the new fees structure was pegged at US$500 with the option to pay in local currency at the prevailing foreign currency exchange rate.
The students demonstrated at Manressa campus and wrote a letter enganging the University authorities, which plea was ignored.
The students were requesting a waiver for the semester on building fund and non payment of wifi costs to the school as the students will have to learn online and will be supplying their own data.