This study sought to establish whether the widespread unemployment
being experienced in Zimbabwe has influenced people to take up
teaching as a career, even though teaching was not their
first-choice career. It also sought to establish the level of
commitment to teaching of people who become teachers due to failure
to secure employment elsewhere. Two school heads and their deputies
and 31 teachers participated in this study through the completion
of questionnaires. The other 12 teachers were verbally interviewed.
This study found out that more than 50% of practising teachers
joined the profession because employment opportunities in their
preferred professions were not available. It also established that
some people who join teaching to escape unemployment eventually
develop a liking of the profession. This study also showed that for
the majority of teachers teaching was initially taken as short
-term occupation hence most teachers would not want to remain
teachers up to retirement. The desire to leave teaching is always
accompanied by lack of commitment to or negligence of professional
duties Most teachers are pursuing studies to brighten their chances
of leaving teaching.
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