- People were shocked at the news about a teacher who allegedly was awarded a plastic dish for his hard work
- A snap of the educator standing in front of the massive dish was shared online, and the man pictured hails from Zimbabwe
- Netizens passed funny remarks on the odd trophy, while others sympathised with the poor teacher
Many awards are given, but a Zimbabwean teacher might have received one of the weirdest. The educator received a large plastic dish for all his hard work and netizens couldn't believe it.
@TheTruthPanther, an independent news and trends reporter, shared the snap on Twitter and added that the educator was awarded for achieving 32 As for his advanced-level class. Some peeps pointed out that the award could be because of Zimbabwe's economic state.
A country in turmoil
Zimbabwe has not had a good time since its massive economic crisis that occurred back in the 2000s. The country has not recovered since and even went through a change of leadership that hasn't changed how things function. The state also struggles to pay service workers.
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Social media reactions
"Sadly the Economy of Zimbabwe is bad & teachers are paid close to nothing so this token of appreciation is Sadly within their affordable means God help Africa to have Leaders who aren't thieves, greedy and brazen to collapse the country's economy for their selfish enrichment"
"I'm not going to assume anything here and instead ask: What is he supposed to do with that?"
"Mhlambe kagezi umbalisi why on earth would you buy someone a dish "
"Please say ur kidding. A real R20 plastic dish?"
"Surely, this is demotivating him real bad."
"I don't blame Zimbabwean teachers who are teaching abroad ngoba ngudoti lento "
Man celebrates as mum wins presidential award for best teacher
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man had celebrated as his mum won the best teacher award.
The woman got a brand new Hyundai Elantra and adorable photos of her posing with the car were shared on LinkedIn.
Her son wrote:
"Today in Abuja, my mom received the presidential award for best teacher of the year. She got a brand new Hyundia Elantra."
According to Tobenna, the woman won the Maltina Teacher of the Year award in 2017.