Articles tagged 'education'

Parents recall children from boarding school 22 January 2019 HARARE - As the situation in the country continues to deteriorate with threats of another complete shutdown, some parents have recalled their children from boarding schools while those with children that attend day schools kept their children at home. This comes amid the uncertainty in the cou...
Zim govt okays school fees hike 7 January 2019 HARARE - A cloud of uncertainty is hovering over the education sector, amid fears schools might not open tomorrow after teachers vowed not to report for duty until their employer agrees to pay them in United States dollars (USD). [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Education vote to spur rural school development 6 January 2019 HARARE - The $1,132 billion allocated to the Primary and Secondary Education ministry will bankroll teacher training in local languages, and fund rural education and development, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has said. This was after lawmakers had raised queries about the arrested development ...
Getting our priorities right on education 23 December 2018 HARARE - It is now quite clear that those countries that give close attention to the education of their people are those that do best in the global markets of the world and succeed in raising the standard of living of their people in the process.  I ask myself how it was that before independen...
Economic rot sinks schools 7 December 2018 HARARE - Many of Zimbabwe's top primary and secondary schools are increasingly pricing out the majority of the country's pupils, as they resort to charging exorbitant fees — and in foreign currency — to stay afloat. This comes as Zimbabwe's recurrent political and economic crises — which have ...
Education sector teeters on verge of collapse 7 December 2018 HARARE - Many of Zimbabwe's top primary and secondary schools are increasingly pricing out the majority of the country's pupils, as they resort to charging exorbitant fees — and in foreign currency — to stay afloat. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Utete-Masango snubs own farewell party 6 December 2018 HARARE - Former permanent secretary in the Primary and Secondary Education ministry Sylvia Utete-Masango snubbed a farewell party held for her last week amid reports she was apoplectic with fury over her retrenchment. Utete-Masango — one of the long-serving officials who was shown the exit doo...
Woza campaigns for free education 27 November 2018 BULAWAYO - Women of Zimbabwe Arise (Woza), with the support of 10 other civic society groups, have renewed its bid to fight for free-for-all basic education in the country. The Jeni Williams-led Woza has been campaigning for free basic education since 2005. In the latest development, Woza's...
LNGB, bold move to empower girl child 17 November 2018 HARARE - Thousands of girls' prospects are severely limited because they cannot finish school. According to the United Nations, some 33 million children in sub-Saharan Africa were out of school. While statistics for Zimbabwe are not immediately available, pervasive poverty and persistent cultu...
Boarding schools face early closure 6 November 2018 HARARE - Most boarding schools in the country are at the verge of shutting down early due to food shortages amid current price hikes. This comes after price hikes disarmed the buying power that many schools had at the beginning of the school second term in August. The more than 70 percent i...
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...