Articles tagged 'university of zimbabwe'

Training must respond to industry needs 14 November 2018 HARARE - Over the years, our system of education followed that of former colonial master Britain by aiming to produce graduates geared for white-collar jobs in commerce and industry. However, this trajectory had to change to suit the country's contemporary demands. This saw the adoption of the...
UZ vice chancellor challenges students 10 November 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe, (UZ)'s ultimate goal is to produce graduates who can demonstrate real value to industry, commerce and the wider community, the institution's acting vice chancellor Paul Mapfumo has said. Mapfumo, who was officiating at this year's edition of the Vice Chancellor...
Nyagura hit with 27 further charges 3 November 2018 HARARE - The Procurement Authority of Zimbabwe has nailed former University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura for allegedly abusing his office to prejudice the university of thousands of dollars. Nyagura was arrested on Thursday by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following ...
Nyagura trial over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD stayed 30 October 2018 HARARE - The trial of former University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura has been temporarily halted pending the outcome of a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) appeal challenging his prosecution. Nyagura is being charged with criminal abuse of office after he allegedly awarded a “bogus”...
UZ loses $290k to sacked employees 16 October 2018 HARARE - The ongoing seven-year battle between the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and its two former employees has finally come to an end, after the Supreme Court ordered that the workers be paid a collective amount of more than $250 000. The university was ordered to pay Kwanele Muriel Jirira, ...
UZ ordered to stop constructions on wetland 21 September 2018 HARARE - High Court judge Justice Pisirayi Kwenda yesterday ordered the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to stop all construction work on the campus' wetland without an environmental impact assessment certificate. In an interdict filed by the Harare Wetlands Trust (HWT), UZ had begun to construct a...
Nyagura's trial in false start 18 September 2018 HARARE - Suspended University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura's trial was yesterday deferred to October 22, pending the outcome of his Constitutional Court (Con-Court) application for stay of prosecution. Nyagura stands accused of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly corruptly ...
Nyagura's Con-Court referral thrown out 7 September 2018 HARARE - Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube yesterday upheld the existence of a Special Anti-Corruption Unit set by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to prosecute suspended University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura after dismissing his application for referral of his corruption case to the Const...
Court dedicates 6 days to Nyagura case 8 August 2018 HARARE - The Special Corruption Court has dedicated a full week to prosecute University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura who is being accused of fraudulently awarding former first lady Grace Mugabe a PhD. Nyagura is being charged with criminal abuse of office and his trial will ru...
UZ pair shines in Ethiopia 18 July 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students Tinaye Muzenyi and Thembela Ndlovu brought cheers to the tertiary institution and the country at large after their recent triumph in the women's doubles tennis, where they won gold at the 9th All Africa University Games held in Ethiopia recently. 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 ...
UZ student hauled before hearing over medical students' strike 27 April 2018 HARARE - The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has summoned a student to appear before its disciplinary committee to answer to charges of misconduct in connection with a demonstration held at the institution last year. Kudakwashe Guta, who is represented by Denford Halimani and Kuzivakwashe Ngodza o...
Madhuku fights for Dean of Law post 6 April 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) law professor Lovemore Madhuku has approached the High Court challenging the UZ's failure to appoint him as dean in the Faculty of Law. In the application for review, Madhuku, who is the applicant, cited the UZ and in their official capacities, vice chancel...
UZ drops in African rankings 1 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's oldest institute of higher learning, the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), which is hogging the limelight for the wrong reasons, particularly the manner in which former first lady Grace Mugabe was awarded her PhD degree, has dropped in its rankings. According to uniRank, formerl...
Macheso degree campaign gathers momentum 1 April 2018 HARARE - The campaign to lobby the University of Zimbabwe to accord sungura kingpin Alick Macheso an honorary doctorate degree has gathered momentum. The campaign has mobilised 20 000 endorsements through Facebook likes and Nash Paints director Tinashe Mutarisi, who is spearheading the campaig...
'Award Macheso a degree' 30 March 2018 HARARE – Fans of Alick Macheso are lobbying the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to confer an honorary doctorate on the sungura kingpin for his contribution towards development of the music industry in the country. The social media campaign spearheaded by Tinashe Mutarisi — through his Nash Paints ...
Nyagura not suspended 25 March 2018 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira has told the Senate that University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura was never suspended as there are no compelling reasons to suspend him. Mashonaland West senator Mike Musaka had asked the minister to clarify the issue...
Nyagura challenges prosecution order 24 March 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura has approached the High Court, seeking to quash Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande's ruling in which she said the educator must be prosecuted for corruptly awarding a PhD to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Nearly a fortnight ago, Mazha...
Grace's case collapsing 14 March 2018 HARARE - The State's case against University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura, accused of corruptly irregularly awarding a PhD degree to wife of ousted president Robert Mugabe, is crumbling. This comes after the Higher Education ministry — cited as the complainant in the matter — ...
'Complainant' in Grace's PhD scandal turns hostile 13 March 2018 HARARE - The Higher Education ministry — cited as the complainant against University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levy Nyagura standing trial for allegedly corruptly awarding former first lady Grace Mugabe a PhD — has said it never lodged a query against the former Zanu PF Women's League boss...
UZ's Nyagura stirs fresh controversy 12 March 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura has stirred fresh controversy after hiring a junior lecturer who recently obtained a doctor of philosophy (PhD) as the dean of the Law Faculty after overriding the department's committee decision to appoint the most eligible candidate. ...
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 ...
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...