Articles tagged 'education'

Boarding places headache for Form 1s 14 November 2017 HARARE - More than 300 000 students seeking Form 1 boarding places for 2018 could be stranded after government announced that it can only accommodate 24 246 in the new year. National demand for boarding school places stands at 367 629. This comes as the online application portal, which does...
Students vow to confront Mugabe 12 November 2017 HARARE - Tertiary students — represented by the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) — have vowed to confront President Robert Mugabe over their deplorable welfare at the Zanu PF interface rally to be held in the capital next week. If denied to speak at the event, Zinasu said they will pe...
'A' Level students examine local prophets 12 November 2017 HARARE - Advanced 'A' Level students are now required to examine local modern-day prophets — complete with their abundant controversy — in line with the new education curriculum. This was revealed in a Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) ''A'' Level November 2017 Divinity examinatio...
Man 'leaks' O Level exam paper 1 November 2017 HARARE - A Harare man was dragged to court yesterday for allegedly leaking this year’s Ordinary Level English exam paper, which was written on October 26. Victor Tamanikwa, 25, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande charged with contravening section 35(a) of the Zimbabwe Schools Exa...
Police clearance for Harare Poly students 24 October 2017 HARARE - Harare Polytechnic College has asked all prospective students to seek police clearance in order to have their applications considered. In a circular for the 2018 enrolment requirements, the college advised that all courses required the police documentation. “Applications are invite...
Audit unearths rot at Highfield school 17 October 2017 HARARE - A government investigative audit of Highfield 2 High School has unearthed abuse of funds, flouting of tender procedures and other malpractices that have prejudiced the institution of tens of thousands of dollars. Highfield 2 High School headmaster Morgan Magwenzi declined to comment o...
Visually-impaired teachers form own association 16 October 2017 HARARE - An association representing visually-impaired teachers has made an application to the Public Service and Social Welfare ministry seeking recognition by government. According to a notice by former Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira in Friday's government gazette, the association ...
Rural teachers to strike over pay 27 September 2017 HARARE - Thousands of rural teachers across Zimbabwe have threatened to hold a #pocketsoutprotest to demand higher pay and  better benefits, the State’s largest rural teachers’ union said. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) said all rural teachers in all school districts ...
Teachers' unions in disharmony 20 September 2017 HARARE - Teachers' unions have very different legal positions on the mooted Teachers Profession Council (TPC), with the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) refusing to sign the draft document while Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) is supporting the idea. The TPC will define who ...
Govt hires 2 300 teachers 12 September 2017 HARARE - Government has hired 2 300 teachers as part of the 7 000 needed to fully implement the Primary and Secondary education curriculum. The teachers are being hired in batches. They are replacing those whose contracts were terminated in the 2016 and 2017 financial year and begin work th...
Cash shortages hit school opening preps 12 September 2017 HARARE - Schools begin the third term with parents facing a myriad problems including having to fork out steep prices for uniforms and other essential due to cash shortages which have seen retailers introducing different prices under a three-tier payment system. Yesterday, a number of parents ...
Govt must boost education sector 12 September 2017 HARARE - Schools' opening today almost coincides with a story we published in yesterday’s issue about children dropping out of learning institutions due to malnutrition and financial challenges, among other problems. It made a sad reading. It’s hard to imagine a child failing to attend clas...
Ghana introduces free secondary education 12 September 2017 ACCRA - A new programme of free secondary school education has started in Ghana. This was a key campaign promise of President Nana Akufo-Addo who was elected last year. The 400,000 students entering secondary school this year will also receive free textbooks, meals and other benefits. ...
'Malnutrition forces children out of school' 11 September 2017 HARARE - At least seven percent of school children stayed away from school due to illness linked to malnutrition in one month this year, the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVac) 2017 Rural Livelihoods Assessment Report states. The report implored on government to increase the s...
Govt must consider schools plight 3 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe — a former educationist himself — last week officially opened the Education Conference and Expo 2017 in Harare, a story which was carried in Friday’s edition of our sister paper, the Daily News. While the conference may have been valuable for headmasters and te...
Degree-hungry Zimbos shun colleges 2 September 2017 MUTARE - Top educationists have slammed Zimbabweans for snubbing polytechnic colleges in preference for universities, only for them to be stuck with degrees but without employment. Mutare Polytechnic College principal Poniso Watema and tertiary education expert Hardson Kwandai said most people...
Schools forced to fork out $115 for conference 1 September 2017 HARARE - Government has forced struggling schools to fork out $1 million towards funding the Education Conference and Expo 2017 currently underway in Harare, the Daily News can report. Headmasters attending the expo officially opened by President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday, told the Daily News...
Industrial attachment for technical college lecturers 28 August 2017 MUTARE - Government has expressed dissatisfaction at the quality of skills being churned out by technical colleges, and called on lecturers to go for industrial attachment. Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister Godfrey Gandawa said polytechnics should move towards producing high-end en...
Mugabe defends Chiwenga's PhD 16 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday chose the packed National Sports Stadium as the best platform to heap praises on the military boss Constantino Chiwenga for attaining a doctorate degree — while in the process invalidating claims by Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo — ...
Govt to construct 117 schools 16 August 2017 HARARE - The Primary and Secondary Education ministry is inviting bids for the construction of 117 schools. Zimbabwe is currently saddled with a deficit of 2 056 schools. Cabinet in August 2015 directed the Primary and Secondary Education ministry to start construction of 100 schools before...
Outrage over $1bn Mugabe varsity 14 August 2017 HARARE - Opposition parties have slammed government's plans to construct a $1 billion state-of-the-art university named after President Robert Mugabe. The parties argued that the learning facility — to be owned by the Robert Mugabe Foundation (RMF) — is a waste and misuse of taxpayer's money a...
'2 300 new teachers to start work by Sept' 12 August 2017 HARARE - Primary and Secondary education minister Lazarus Dokora has said 2 300 new teachers are set to start work by September this year. Government had frozen the recruitment of new workers, including teachers and nurses, but the move overburdened the employed few with heavy work load. In...
Govt to build $1bn Mugabe university 10 August 2017 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday stunned journalists when he revealed that influential First Lady Grace Mugabe has pressured government to build a state-of-the-art university to be named after her husband at a cost of $1 billion. The Robert Gabriel Mugabe...
June 'O', 'A' Level results out 9 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) yesterday released “O” and “A” Level results for June 2107. The total number of candidates who sat for the June “A” Level 2017 examination was 4 668 as compared to 4 007 in June 2016, an increase of 16,49 percent. “The number of can...
Moyo reverses closure of private colleges 8 August 2017 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has reversed an order issued by his ministry evoking the closure of more than 300 private schools and independent colleges alleged to be “operating illegally”. Of the 300 private schools and colleges, more than a third of them were ...