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No uniforms for teachers, Dokora says

PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora has dismissed reports that the government will soon force teachers to wear uniforms. In the past few weeks, there have been claims on so...Read more

No uniforms for teachers, Dokora says

30 May 2016 | 1450 Views
PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora has dismissed reports that the government will soon force teachers to wear uniforms. In the past few weeks, there have been claims on so...

by Oliver Kazunga

Ministry identifies 83 sites for schools

30 May 2016 | 1040 Views
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has identified 83 sites countrywide where schools will be built in different provinces as part of the government's efforts to build 100 more schools thi...

by Pamela Shumba

China hands over school to Zimbabwe govt

29 May 2016 | 1575 Views
THE Chinese Government yesterday handed over China-Africa Friendly Primary School to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education at a colorful ceremony held at the school site in Lupane. The schoo...

by Robin Muchetu

Townsend school bus 'stolen'

29 May 2016 | 2673 Views
DARING robbers last Monday pounced on Townsend High School in Bulawayo and broke three gates before driving off with the school's kombi which was parked close to the boarding facilitates, officials ha...

by Vusumuzi Dube

Govt to feed more pupils, says Dokora

28 May 2016 | 1379 Views
Government is escalating feeding of school children programme as hunger is now severe, Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has said.At the beginning of the second term,...

by Thobekle Zhou

Varsity completes RG Mugabe School of Education

24 May 2016 | 2628 Views
THE Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) has completed constructing the multi-million dollar Robert Gabriel Mugabe School of Education in Masvingo, which will be open for lectures next month.The sc...

by Walter Mswazie

Five officials caught in teacher hire scam

21 May 2016 | 2746 Views
THE Public Service Commission (PSC) has suspended four human resources officers and dismissed one after they allegedly forged signatures of senior government officials to illegally hire teachers. ...

by Pamela Shumba

3,000+ Zimbabwean students have graduated from the University of Fort Hare, says Mugabe

20 May 2016 | 2692 Views
More than 3 000 Zimbabwean students have graduated from the University of Fort Hare since 1995, President Robert Mugabe said during its centenary celebrations on Friday.He said he had deci...

by Staff reporter

MSU students take varsity to court over suspensions

20 May 2016 | 2124 Views
THREE Midlands State University (MSU) students have taken the institution to court challenging a decision to suspend them for allegedly mobilising other students to stage a protest over poor living co...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Kuwait offers 100 scholarships

19 May 2016 | 2803 Views
THE government of Kuwait is prepared to offer scholarships to up to 100 Zimbabwean students each year to study sciences at both state and private universities.Presenting a report in the Nation...

by Pamela Shumba

Foundation College faces $1million lawsuit

18 May 2016 | 3480 Views
A SUPPLIER of luxury coaches is suing Foundation College for more than $1,1 million for allegedly breaching the terms of contract in a botched bus deal.The failed deal also resulted in the Har...

by Mashudu Netsianda

NUST top brass in 'organised looting' - report

15 May 2016 | 6684 Views
FRUSTRATED National University of Science and Technology (NUST) staff have passionately appealed to Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo to save the institution from imminent collapse.They ...

by Nqobile Bhebhe

New rules for school levies

15 May 2016 | 2572 Views
SCHOOL Development Associations will soon lose control of development levies, with officials being brought in to monitor and administer funds collected by learning institutions. A School Services Fund...

by Staff reporter

Declare state of emergency in rural schools

12 May 2016 | 3380 Views
Zimbabwe Rural Teachers Association President Gift Siziba has branded the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) drive as an elitist and discriminatory project by Government.S...

by Thobekile Zhou

Dokora's 14 scandalous proposals

12 May 2016 | 4872 Views
Minister of secondary and primary education Lazarus seems to be  so far the king of controversial proposals in government.  Below we publish fourteen of his shocking policies:...

by Staff reporter

Parents urged to pay fees

09 May 2016 | 3371 Views
PARENTS should discard the culture of not paying fees for their children and then expect schools to produce sterling academic results without resources, a minister has said.The Minister of Sta...

by Nqobile Tshili

Graduate teachers join the jobless

08 May 2016 | 3688 Views
The rhythm picks up as the 602 graduates - all dressed in new, black academic gowns - get down to the popular song Tapinda Tapinda, Hemeni Baba, which when loosely translated, means Thank God, We Have...

by Staff reporter

University of Zimbabwe to introduce Tonga degree

07 May 2016 | 3163 Views
THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) will starting this August introduce a degree in Tonga as the institution of high learning moves to promote the 16 indigenous languages that are recognised in the Consti...

by Patrick Chitumba

Man indecently assaults niece, wife watches

07 May 2016 | 3590 Views
A CROSS-BORDER driver has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for fondling and sucking his teenage niece's breasts before thrusting his fingers into her private parts while his wife watched.Vus...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Ncube secures donors to assist in building 8 Gwanda schools

07 May 2016 | 3266 Views
THE Minister of Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage, Abedinico Ncube, has secured donors who will assist to build eight secondary schools to promote STEM in ...

by Richard Muponde

School Children Begin New School Term with Joy Courtesy of the CNCVCT

07 May 2016 | 2544 Views
Children at three schools, namely Mkhosini, Balanda and Mdutshane Primary Schools in Bubi District started the second term of the year with joy and smiles, thanks to the Collin Nyabadza Childr...

by Staff Reporter

Pupils at Sinoia Primary School recite the national pledge

04 May 2016 | 3903 Views

by Staff Reporter

Confusion over National Pledge in Bulawayo school

03 May 2016 | 5427 Views
Widespread confusion has been reported in most schools in Bulawayo over the National Pledge issue. All pupils are expected to recite the pledge before commencing classes.However, ...

by Thobekile Zhou

Dont expell war vets kids for non fees payment - Tshinga Dube

03 May 2016 | 3405 Views
Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Ex-Political Detainees and Restrictees Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube has begged schools not to kick out war veterans' children for non pay...

by Staff Reporter

'Apex council a toothless bulldog'

02 May 2016 | 2447 Views
THE Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (Zimta) has said the Apex Council, a body that represents all civil servants, is now a toothless bulldog that is short-changing civil servants. Zimta held it...

by Leonard Ncube

Professor Ngwabi Bhebe to leave MSU

01 May 2016 | 3839 Views
MIDLANDS State University founding Vice-Chancellor Professor Ngwabi Bhebe will step down from the helm of the higher learning institution at the end of the year, it has been learnt. The Govern...

by Munyaradzi Musiiwa

Schools opening date unchanged

01 May 2016 | 2664 Views
SCHOOLS will open on Tuesday for the second term as earlier advised contrary to some information that has been circulating on social media platforms that Government has postponed the opening to We...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Greenlight for schools to expel pupils

01 May 2016 | 2625 Views
BOARDING schools have been given the green light to bar pupils from entering their premises if they have not paid boarding fees to enable the learning institutions to run their day-to-day operations w...

by Vusumuzi Dube

Teachers reject national pledge

28 April 2016 | 2546 Views
THE Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (Zimta) says the national pledge is unconstitutional as it violates the rights of pupils and teachers.Adding its voice on an issue that has been challenged b...

by Leonard Ncube and Vusumuzi Dube

Chemical Engineering student turns plastic into diesel

27 April 2016 | 9489 Views
A NATIONAL University of Science and Technology (Nust) student might have found a solution to the country's litter problem after he designed a machine that turns plastic into diesel.Farai Muse...

by Nqobile Tshili

Parliament endorses Gwanda State varsity

22 April 2016 | 2999 Views
THE National Assembly has approved the establishment of Gwanda State University, enabling Zimbabwe to have a State university in each province in line with Government policy. The Ministry of H...

by Staff Reporter

Minerals varsity takes shape

20 April 2016 | 3345 Views
PLANS to establish the Pan-African Minerals University of Science and Technology (Pamust) have started in earnest with Government presenting the Bill in Parliament last week.Enrolment begins i...

by Lloyd Gumbo

Govt restructures education curriculum

19 April 2016 | 3396 Views
Government has strengthened the delivery of technical and vocational subjects, science, technology engineering and mathematics at all levels to build a firm foundation for human capital development, a...

by Fidelis Munyoro

'We want beer on campus,' says UZ students

18 April 2016 | 2156 Views
STUDENTS at the University of Zimbabwe say they want access to beer on campus despite acknowledging that there are problems with cocaine and marijuana at the university.The students also calle...

by Lloyd Gumbo

Government slams 'anointed' pens, fake miracles

17 April 2016 | 3034 Views
Primary and Secondary Schools Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora has slammed religious leaders who are encouraging parents and pupils to buy "anointed pens" that ostensibly help candidates pass exams without ...

by Fatima Bulla

12 000 students drop out of colleges - ZINASU

12 April 2016 | 3828 Views
The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu)  has said about 12 000 students from the country's various tertiary institutions have been forced to drop out of school or defer their studies in the...

by Staff Reporter

Govt release $6m for war vets kids school fees

10 April 2016 | 4740 Views
Government has doled out $6,4 million for school fees for war veterans' children. The money will be accessed as from Monday. This follows an undertaking President Mugabe made...

by Staff reporter

Schools told to build huge storage facilities

06 April 2016 | 3150 Views
THE government has instructed all schools in the country to construct huge storage facilities and prepare feeding points ahead of the roll out of a $200 million national schools feeding scheme next te...

by Nyemudzai Kakore

Please help Yolanda complete her degree - The Ezra Tshisa Initiative

02 April 2016 | 4731 Views
PLEASE HELP. I was drawn to a desperate situation of a young student by the name of Yolanda Ngulube. The Ezra Tshisa Initiative was founded for this exact purpose, to highlight and help in such desper...

by Ezra Tshisa

Young and dynamic school head gives his students real life experiences

23 March 2016 | 6297 Views
It's true when they say, 'children learn better through real life experiences. A young and dynamic school head in Tsholotsho District made sure that the students at his school got to experience that. ...

by Collin Nyabadza

PSMAS assists towards construction of classroom block in Tsholotsho

21 March 2016 | 925 Views
Premier Medical Aid Society donated 100 bags of cement towards construction of a classroom block at Mbiriya Primary School in Tsholotsho.Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko commissioned the bloc...

by Thobekile Zhou

Mugabe endorses Zaoga university

21 March 2016 | 697 Views
President Mugabe has endorsed the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU), saying the Church should not pay the $2,3 million it had been charged for the State land on which the university is being bui...

by Felex Share

Mugabe attacked over Zaoga university

21 March 2016 | 3920 Views
Lawyers have attacked President Robert Mugabe for officiating at the controversial Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (Zegu) in Bindura on Friday.The Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (Zaoga)&nb...

by Staff Reporter

Zinatha to re-open medical school

20 March 2016 | 2193 Views
The Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association is set to re-open its medical school in Harare.The Zimbabwe School of African Traditional Medicine was founded in 1998 by Professor Gordon...

by Staff Reporter

'New school rules breed chaos'

20 March 2016 | 1903 Views
More than 10 000 school development association employees, among them teachers, might soon be jobless as their salaries are not guaranteed by the recently-introduced Social Services Fund.Board...

by Staff reporter

60 LSU students share one computer

20 March 2016 | 1859 Views
Sixty Lupane State University (LSU) students share one computer, it has been learnt.The recommended ratio from Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education is that one computer should be accessible to...

by Staff Reporter

Zaoga varsity gets the nod

19 March 2016 | 2145 Views
President Robert Mugabe yesterday endorsed the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) saying only indigenous initiatives will fully unshackle people from the imbalances created by the country's forme...

by Felex Share

Mugabe Scholarship starts to bear fruit

19 March 2016 | 2047 Views
The Presidential Scholarship, which has benefited more than 20 000 youths countrywide, is beginning to pay dividends for the country as the majority of the graduates are working on Government programm...

by Staff reporter

Zaoga varsity demolition temporarily suspended

16 March 2016 | 2246 Views
THE High Court has temporarily suspended the demolition of the multimillion-dollar Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University in Bindura pending determination of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa church's a...

by Daniel Nemukuyu

Deaf students train as teachers for first time in Zimbabwe

14 March 2016 | 1842 Views
For the first time in Zimbabwe, deaf people are to train as teachers. The first deaf trainee teachers will be admitted to Morgan Zintec College in Harare this September.NMB Bank is sponsoring ...

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