Articles tagged 'schools'

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...
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]
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...
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...
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...
'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...
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...
'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...
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 ...
Govt shuts down over 300 schools 7 August 2017 HARARE - The Higher and Tertiary Education ministry yesterday ordered the immediate shutdown of more than 300 private schools and independent colleges for “operating illegally”. The Jonathan Moyo-led ministry said it has been carrying out its mandate of inspecting private and independent train...
Dokora censured for misleading Parly 14 July 2017 HARARE - Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora  is set to be admonished by senators after being accused of being in contempt of Parliament over evidence he gave about schools having to transfer fees into a government account. MDC senator Tholakele Khumalo recommended that sen...
Schools shine at arts festival 11 July 2017 HARARE - Over 35 schools from throughout Zimbabwe took part in the two-day Let Them Annual Schools Arts Festival which ended in the Harare Showgrounds on Saturdayevening. The festival, founded by advertising executive and artiste manager Chido Musasiwa seven years ago, witnessed performances o...
Big showdown looms over teachers' council 10 July 2017 HARARE - Teachers and government are headed for a showdown over the proposed Teachers Professional Council (TPC) which the educators fear is intended to kill trade unionism among their huge membership. However, Primary and Secondary Education ministry has allayed those fears maintaining that i...
Schools defy Dokora on entrance tests 27 June 2017 HARARE - A number of private schools are heading for confrontation with government after it emerged they are still charging fees for Form 1 entrance tests despite a standing ban imposed on the practice. The ban followed an outcry by parents over the steep cost of entrance tests — prompting Pri...
70pc of schools do not have computers: PTUZ 22 June 2017 HARARE – Three quarters of the 8 600 schools in Zimbabwe do not have electricity and computers, making it extremely difficult to implement the new education curriculum, a teachers' union has said.  Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has implemented a review of the school c...
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...