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The aim of this policy is to guide and direct the process of dealing with HIV and AIDS issues in the workplace at all levels in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. The Policy provides the framework in which the MHTE as the leader, staff association representatives and members should design, implement, monitor and evaluate practical and effective HIV and AIDS programmes at the workplace in each institution. The policy conveys a culture of caring and compassion necessary to encourage openness, consistency and equity in dealing with the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the MHTE. …
This study aims to describe and analyse the results of a qualitative research study on teacher management policies, tools and practices in Zimbabwe, a country where HIV and AIDS is highly prevalent. The research aims to discover whether teacher management policies, tools and practices have evolved in high prevalence settings as a response to the HIV epidemic.
In 2002, the AFT launched its first Africa HIV/AIDS project with the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA). This toolkit contains contains a series of 12 sessions looking a such topics as: HIV transmission; living with AIDS; creating a code of conduct for teachers; gender, power and HIV and AIDS; HIV and AIDS and culture and the problem of stigmatisation in Africa.
It is still widely anticipated that the AIDS epidemic will have a devastating impact on the education sector in Africa. Faced with this impending crisis, leading experts have called for a transformation in the functioning of schools and the mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS in the education sector supported by donors. Numerous reports and articles state that the number of teachers dying from AIDS-related illnesses continues to increase very rapidly and that this is causing serious shortages of teachers. This article updates the figures that are known in that field.
With the high prevalence of the HIV and AIDS pandemic in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa and the world, there is need to fully develop a workable policy for Teachers' Colleges in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education.The Ministry has seen it prudent to put in place an HIV and AIDS policy specifically designed for teachers' colleges to guide, reinforce and secure a healthy future for all.
This is a project document submmited to the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education in Zimbabwe where UNESCO proposes to support the strengthening of the HIV/AIDS and Life Skills Programme in teacher training colleges. The report looks at the status of the ongoing programme and with input from the collges tries to identify the areas in need of support.