Articles tagged 'students'

'Stop forcing students to rallies' 21 June 2018 HARARE - Rural teachers have urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa, pictured, to stop commandeering school children to his rallies. In  a statement yesterday, the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) said educators were getting increasingly worried over continued  reports of sch...
Govt owes tertiary institutions over $100m 18 January 2018 HARARE - Government owes more than $100 million to tertiary institutions for the cadetship programme. Peter Mataruse, chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, said the cadetship programme owes $35 million to trai...
Govt failing to fund Beam 18 January 2018 HARARE - Government is failing to adequately fund the Basic Education Assistance Module (Beam) initiative, meant to assist vulnerable children with their school fees. Labour and Social Welfare committee chairperson Magna Mudyiwa told legislators during a discussion on the national budget on Tu...
Union confronts govt over ECD teachers 2 January 2018 HARARE – The National Education Union of Zimbabwe (NEUZ) has blasted the government after declaring that Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers that were on government's payroll will no longer be funded by Treasury. While government said it recognised the complementary role that parents pl...
UZ students join anti-Mugabe protests 21 November 2017 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students refused to sit for their examinations yesterday, demanding the immediate resignation of chancellor of all State universities, President Robert Mugabe. The protesting students also demanded the resignation of vice chancellor Levi Nyagura over a host...
Grade 7s must attend class after exams, says Dokora 8 November 2017 HARARE - Grade 7 pupils must attend class until the normal closing date, even after completing their exams during the term, Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora minister has said. Ordinarily, the students finish their exams about a month before the term ends. Dokora told ...
Students ready for Mugabe interface 22 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) says it is ready to meet President Robert Mugabe as announced by the Zanu PF youth league that they are planning for students interface rallies at universities. Zinasu secretary-general Makomborero Hamandishe said they are eager to meet Mugabe...
Cyprus hell for Zim students 20 August 2017 HARARE - While foreign universities are portrayed as havens of quality education  compared to those in the country, Zimbabwean students in Northern Cyprus are going through hell. Instead of the island being a paradise it has turned otherwise with parents complaining that their children are suf...
Govt must restore students' grants 25 June 2017 HARARE - Calls by senators last week on government to reinstate financial aid to assist students in the payment of educational expenses must be supported by all right-thinking Zimbabweans. This comes after a damning report by the thematic committee on HIV and Aids which highlighted poverty as ...
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...
Politicians must stop abusing children 15 June 2017 HARARE – As political parties intensify their campaigns ahead of the 2018 general elections, they must restrain their members from force-marching schoolchildren to their gatherings. The governing Zanu PF party is notorious for closing schools on days they have rallies in particular constituenc...
Morgan Zintec expels students over unpaid fees 13 June 2017 HARARE - Dozens of students were yesterday forced out of Morgan Zintec Teachers College for non-payment of fees. This comes in the wake of a government directive which forbids the expulsion of students over school fees arrears. Efforts to get a comment from the college principal Agnes Dube ...
Govt scraps varsities cadetship programme 9 June 2017 HARARE - Government has scrapped the special cadetship programme at tertiary institutions because colleges and universities are currently owed $34 million by Treasury, deputy Higher Education minister Godfrey Gandawa has told the National Assembly. He was answering to a question by MDC Bulaway...
Anger over plan to close schools 25 May 2017 HARARE - Ill-conceived plans by the government to close 40 schools in Matabeleland South, on account of dwindling enrolments, have triggered outrage among ordinary Zimbabweans and civil society groups alike. This comes as teachers have also called for a re-think on the government's moves to in...
Madziwa college students cry foul 20 May 2017 HARARE - Madziwa Teachers' College (Madziwa) students are crying foul over their expulsion from the learning institution over tuition. Dozens of students have been reportedly barred from attending class, including those that had paid half their fees. Some of the students told the Daily News...
'O' Level results: Boys outperform girls 4 February 2017 HARARE - Boys outperformed girls in the 2016 November Ordinary Level examinations, acting minister of Primary and Secondary Education Sithembiso Nyoni said. Speaking at the release of the “O” Level results yesterday, Nyoni said pass rates of school candidates has been increasing since 2012, wi...
'Govt must offer industrial attachments' 8 December 2016 HARARE - Government must step in and offer industrial attachment to students enrolled in colleges and universities to stem chronic problems of inadequate internship places, the Zimbabwe National Students' Union (Zinasu) has said. Due to the large number of applicants and the limited number of ...
Graduates take fight to Mugabe 10 October 2016 HARARE - September 29 made a mark in Zimbabwe's history as University of Zimbabwe(UZ) graduands literally spat in President Robert Mugabe's face by expressing their displeasure at the escalating rate of unemployment the country has had to endure during his close to four decades at the helm. On...
Moyo warns student protesters 5 October 2016 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has warned students against using politics to interfere in academic processes, cautioning that those who do it will face “costly” consequences. His warning comes after three University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students embarrassed President...
Zinasu appeals for vacation jobs 2 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has asked the private sector to offer students jobs while on vacation to cater for their tuition. This comes as at least 12 000 students have dropped out of tertiary institutions by April this year. Zinasu spokesperson Zivai Mhetu said stud...
'No quick fix to student welfare problems' 17 April 2016 HARARE - Hard pressed students at the country's cash-strapped tertiary institutions will have to wait longer to receive the much-awaited government grants and better living conditions, an official from the ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education said on Thursday. Conditions at most governmen...
MPs slam state of Zim colleges 15 April 2016 HARARE - Lawmakers have slammed government's failure to create employment for college graduates and the poor state of infrastructure at the country's institutions of higher learning. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Zanu PF and MDC legislators concurred that government must upgrade infrastru...
Rationalise tertiary education fees 13 April 2016 HARARE - Reports that over 12 000 students have dropped out of tertiary learning institutions are an indictment on the governing party Zanu PF and if not properly addressed could lead to chaos similar to what happened in South Africa when students went on a “fees must fall” campaign strike in tha...
Demand your rights, Tsvangirai tells students 13 April 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) says it is high time students stand up and demand their rights from the Zanu PF-led government even “if it means making tertiary institutions ungovernable”. Addressing students at  the University of Zimbabwe yesterday, Tsvangirai said the...
12 000 students drop out of colleges: Zinasu 12 April 2016 HARARE - At least 12 000 students from the country's various tertiary institutions have been forced to drop out of school or defer their studies in the face of the deteriorating economic and political climate, the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) said. In a statement Zinasu said skyro...