Articles tagged 'primary and secondary education ministry'

'No going back on ECD teachers' 27 January 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa insists government will not back down on its decision not to pay newly-recruited Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers, arguing Treasury cannot afford such expenditure. In his 2018 National Budget, Chinamasa made no provision for ECD learning, 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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Dokora apologises to Senate 7 August 2017 HARARE - Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has unreservedly apologised to the Senate for giving false evidence that he never gave schools a directive to transfer fees into a government account. MDC senator Tholakele Khumalo had recommended that senators “formally admonish...
Govt in schools shutdown U-turn 2 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Government has made a U-turn on its plans to close 40 schools in Matabeleland South, stating that the region actually needs 2 056 more schools instead. This comes as Primary and Secondary Education ministry secretary Sylvia Utete-Masango recently torched a storm after announcing pla...
Minister escapes death by whisker 30 May 2017 HARARE - Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora escaped death by a whisker last week after he was involved in a horrific hit and run car accident — amid fears that Zanu PF's worsening tribal, factional and succession wars may have been at the heart of the calamity. Well-placed...
Goats for school fees draws 'laughter' 19 April 2017 HARARE - Government's plan to introduce a law which allows parents to pay school fees with livestock and labour has become a butt of bad jokes on social media which has since gone viral as long suffering citizens make their views known in ways that provide comical relief. The Movable Property ...
Parents resist govt seizure of schools' levies 2 February 2017 HARARE - Epworth and Mabvuku-Tafara parents have petitioned Primary and Secondary Education minister, Lazarus Dokora, over the directive to have levies administered by government and not by School Development Committees (SDCs). The parents argue the move is unconstitutional and tantamount to “...
Education ministry adamant on enrolment website 14 December 2016 HARARE - The Primary and Secondary Education ministry has insisted it will continue using the online-based enrolment application system, despite an outcry by stakeholders. Since its launch last week, the website — created under instruction from Education minister Lazarus Dokora in a bid to eas...
Govt considers teachers' regulatory body 26 September 2016 HARARE - Government is considering establishing of an independent regulatory body for teachers, in a bid to improve the standards of the profession. Following a meeting with South Africa (SA)'s Basic Education minister, Angelina Motshekga, last week, Primary and Secondary Education minister, L...
Govt recalls teachers from holiday 31 August 2016 HARARE - Government has recalled teachers from holiday to resubmit their qualifications as a matter of urgency, the Daily News has learnt. In a memorandum to all provincial education directors, the Primary and Secondary Education ministry instructed both teaching and non-teaching staff to repo...
'Expelling pregnant students illegal' 4 August 2016 HARARE - Pregnant students must not be expelled from school but must instead be given time to give birth and continue with their studies, the Education ministry has said. Primary and Secondary Education ministry's Harare province deputy director Joyce Maposa on Tuesday said “according to Zimba...
Churches demostrate against Dokora's national pledge 19 May 2016 HARARE - Prayer Network of Zimbabwe (PNZ) yesterday staged a demonstration castigating the national pledge which was recently introduced in schools, describing the idea as a direct affront on Christianity. The PNZ, an interdenominational Christian group, said Primary and Secondary Education mi...
Govt backtracks on schools levy directive 30 March 2016 HARARE - Government has backtracked on its directive that school levies be deposited into a Social Security Fund (SSF) — a move that was ostensibly meant to minimise cases of embezzlement at schools. Prior to the directive, School Development Committees (SDCs) ran their own accounts while the ...
Govt to introduce new education curriculum 7 October 2013 HARARE - Teachers are set to undergo further training as the Education ministry transforms the educational curriculum. Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora told teachers on Saturday  at a Zimbabwe Teachers' Union  Teachers Day gathering that he intends to optimise teachers' ...