Articles tagged 'education'

Govt rules out schools closure over cholera 21 September 2018 HARARE - The Primary and Secondary education ministry is working flat out to ensure that pupils at Glen View 5 Primary School in Harare —  who have missed class because lessons have been suspended due to the cholera outbreak — are not affected by the temporary closure. Permanent secretary in t...
Govt should fund education sector 6 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's education sector is in deep crisis, hence the need for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to fund the sector, former Primary and Secondary Education minister David Coltart has said. His comments come as education funding in the country has remained critical with the ...
Satanism scare at Harare school 26 June 2018 HARARE - More than 200 parents besieged Sunningdale 2 Primary School in Harare yesterday, baying for the blood of the institution's deputy headmistress whom they accuse of practising satanism. The deputy headmistress, only identified as Marawa, strenuously denied the allegations when she was m...
Court rejects Nyagura's remand refusal bid 26 June 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has thrown out an application for refusal of further remand lodged by University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura charged with corruptly awarding a PhD to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Nyagura made the application before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamb...
Nyagura case postponed 20 June 2018 HARARE - The case of University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura, who is being charged with corruptly awarding a PhD to former first lady Grace Mugabe, has been postponed to June 22 pending his trial. He appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa on charges of criminal ...
Do something about unemployed teachers 18 June 2018 EDITOR — On Friday Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) marched in solidarity with the unemployed teachers in Harare and delivered a petition to the minister of State for Presidential Affairs Simbarashe Mumbengegwi demanding an immediate review of teacher recruitment freeze that w...
Illicit financial flows at Education ministry 17 June 2018 HARARE - Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has exposed massive illicit financial flows within the Higher and Tertiary Education ministry. In a report on the examination of the appropriation and fund accounts for the ministry of Higher and Tertiary education, the committee said the minist...
Teachers dismiss govt's wage offer 7 May 2018 HARARE - Teachers' unions have given their employer up to end of day today to hike their salaries and allowances as well as resolving other pending welfare issues or risk a crippling strike action tomorrow, the Daily News can report. The ultimatum comes after Primary and Secondary Education mi...
Teachers reject govt's salary offer 7 May 2018 HARARE - Teachers’ unions have given their employer up to end of day today to hike their salaries and allowances as well as resolving other pending welfare issues or risk a crippling strike action tomorrow, the Daily News can report. [Adz]
Zim children drop out of school to work on tobacco farms 6 April 2018 HARARE - Children in tobacco-growing regions are dropping out of school during the growing seasons to supply labour for planting and harvesting, a damning human rights report has revealed. This comes as the employment of children between the ages of 12 and 16 remains prevalent in Zimbabwe's to...
UZ vice chancellor attempts to stop Grace trial 5 April 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura, who is accused of corruptly awarding a PhD to former first lady Grace Mugabe, has approached the High Court seeking to stop his trial before the Harare Magistrates' Court. In the urgent chamber application, he cited Harare magistrat...
Caledonia homes face demolition 30 March 2018 HARARE - Scores of families in Caledonia have been ordered to vacate their houses built on sites reserved for schools or risk having the properties demolished. Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima made the ominous warning during belated celebrations marking the International Da...
School head suspended over abuse of funds 29 March 2018 HARARE - In a move that is likely to send shivers down the spines of corrupt school authorities, the headmaster of Nyarumvurwe Primary School here has been suspended over suspected mismanagement and abuse of funds. The suspension is meant to allow for investigations by the Paul Mavima-led mini...
Another exam leak exposes Zimsec 27 March 2018 HARARE - At least 16 Marondera pupils have approached the High Court seeking an order overturning a decision by their school headmaster to cancel their 2017 ''O'' Level Mathematics Paper 2 examination results on allegations of cheating. Junior Mavule and 15 others — all former students of Nagl...
Zim education needs strong skills' backing 21 March 2018 ONE area of success that Zimbabweans are proud of — rightly or wrongly — is the education of its citizens. Before independence, access to education was heavily skewed along racial lines. Correcting this became one of government's top priorities soon after independence. The country's literac...
Relief for Grace 8 March 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe's PhD saga has taken a new twist after the High Court reversed a ruling by a lower court giving investigators powers to search and seize all documents relating to the probe from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). In a judgment obtained yesterday, High Cour...
Suspended Nyagura still reporting for duty 8 March 2018 HARARE - Suspended University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura is still reporting for duty despite having been sent on paid leave pending the outcome of his court case. This emerged in an official communication from Thembinkosi Magwaliba, on behalf of other UZ Council members, to ...
Harare Poly to offer Journalism degree 2 March 2018 HARARE - Harare Polytechnic College plans to institute a BTech degree in Mass Communication so that students can be trained on digital multi-media technologies. Harare Poly principal Tafadzwa Mudondo said the new programme has been given a green light from the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Educa...
Dominican Convent inter-schools karate tourney on 1 March 2018 HARARE - Registration for the 3rd Dominican Convent Clash of the Titans Inter-Schools Karate Tournament scheduled for Harare closed at the end of day yesterday with at least 33 schools and 120 confirming their participation. The tournament was initiated in 2015 and named Clash of the Titans by...
Police water cannon protesting Nust students 27 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Hundreds of National University of Science and Technology (Nust) students staged a protest at the university campus yesterday to protest against failure by lecturers to pitch up for duty over the past four weeks. Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse hundreds of st...
'Arrest Grace Mugabe over academic fraud' 26 February 2018 HARARE - Welshman Ncube's opposition MDC has called for the arrest of former first lady Grace Mugabe for fraudulently obtaining a doctorate that she apparently received within months. This comes after Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators have said the ongoing probe into the alleged academi...
Zimsec exam leaks causing 'educational holocaust' 26 February 2018 HARARE - Scandal-ridden Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec)’s reputation may have been irreparably damaged  after the November 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 exam materials were leaked in the latest example of how the cheating epidemic is roiling the country’s education system — ed...
Nigeria parents risk jail if children miss school 26 February 2018 LAGOS - Nigeria’s oil-rich Bayelsa state is threatening parents who do not make sure their children go to school with jail terms. The state signed the new law into the books amid concerns children were not attending class despite the fact that it spent 70bn naira ($200m; £140m) on new school b...
Zimsec board could be part of the problem 19 February 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) issued a statement last week advising the public of the suspension of seven officials from the examination body in order to pave way for an audit into leakages of question papers. Two of the officials were suspended pending retirement,...
UZ's Nyagura freed on $200 bail 18 February 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor (VC) Levi Nyagura was yesterday freed on $200 bail following his arrest on Friday night. He is being charged with criminal abuse of office after he allegedly unprocedurally conferred a doctorate degree to former first lady Grace Mugabe. O...