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'Zimbabwe education system outdated'

Josia Hungwe, the minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education, yesterday in Senate said Zimbabwe's education system is outdated because it emphasises scholars' cognitive deve...Read more

'Zimbabwe education system outdated'

23 July 2014 | 1812 Views
Josia Hungwe, the minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education, yesterday in Senate said Zimbabwe's education system is outdated because it emphasises scholars' cognitive deve...

by Staff reporter

Eduloan expands into Zimbabwe

22 July 2014 | 2330 Views
Eduloan, South Africa's leading education finance specialist, is making great strides in Zimbabwe.In 2008 many Zimbabwean's woke up to a new situation hyperinflation and businesses closing dow...

by Staff reporter

Illegal interviews, teachers college rakes $70,000

22 July 2014 | 3002 Views
Seke Teachers College raked in more than $70 000 through illegal interviews for aspiring teachers - with college authorities failing to explain the circumstances, parliament heard on Monday.T...

by Staff reporter

School in honour of 'Mbuya' Mafuyana

18 July 2014 | 1993 Views
Mbuya Mafuyana School which is being constructed in Chegutu East constituency is expected to be complete by October this year, paving the way for proper infrastructure for the more than 300 pupils...

by Staff reporter

'Nothing wrong with 'fake' degrees,' says Zanu-PF minister

18 July 2014 | 2595 Views
In yesterday's senate session, Mashonaland Central Senator Damian Mumvuri (Zanu-PF) asked Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development Minister Olivia Muchena Government's reac...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe short of 1 500 Science, Maths teachers

18 July 2014 | 1150 Views
There is a critical shortage of trained Mathematics and Science teachers in the country, with more than 1 500 vacant posts. This was revealed by Primary and Secondary Education Minister La...

by Staff reporter

Schools collapse as council cancels school fees payments

15 July 2014 | 3002 Views
Primary and Secondary schools under the auspices of the Nkayi Rural District Council are facing severe operational problems as a result of the local authority's decision to cancel all outstanding ...

by Bhebhe Mandla

Seven non-Ndebele speaking teachers rejected

14 July 2014 | 4499 Views
MINISTER of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Lazarus Dokora said the general shortage of teachers countrywide emanating from a training gap is worsening the plight of schools in Matabeleland, the Ch...

by Pamela Shumba, Marvelous Moyo

Embakwe 'denying pupils food' as punishment

12 July 2014 | 2764 Views
The government has launched a probe following complaints that Embakwe High School in Mangwe District is denying pupils food as punishment for outstanding fees.Sources said for more than a week...

by Staff Reporter

Pupil (8) drowns in swimming pool, school admits negligence

03 July 2014 | 2735 Views
A GWERU school has admitted negligence after an eight-year-old pupil drowned in the swimming pool, the Chronicle reported.Idah Nyabeze, the headmistress of Cecil John Rhodes Primary School, t...

by Staff Reporter

Govt to assess deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Mat

01 July 2014 | 1592 Views
The Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Prof Paul Mavhima will this week lead a delegation to assess the problem of deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Matabeleland. ...

by Staff Reporter

Make Shona, Ndebele, English compulsory in all schools - Sikhala

30 June 2014 | 3679 Views
The thorny issue of deploying non Ndebele speaking teachers in Matabeleland can only be solved when Shona, Ndebele and English are made compulsory subjects in all schools in the country."T...

by Matthews Estell

The Rhodes Scholarships for Zimbabwe opportunity

30 June 2014 | 3475 Views
Welcome to the information page about the Rhodes Scholarships for Zimbabwe.Each year, there are two Scholarships available in Zimbabwe to enable outstanding students  to study at the Uni...

by The Rhodes Scholarships for Zimbabwe

Mugabe's controversial SA scholarships opens

30 June 2014 | 2708 Views
THE CONTROVERSIAL presidential scholarship programme is seeking applications from students wishing to enroll at South African universities for the 2015 academic year, months after the government said ...

by Staff reporter

Non-Ndebele speaking teachers, Khaya-Moyo told off

29 June 2014 | 3803 Views
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has said the deployment of teachers is the responsibility of the Civil Service Commission as the debate on the deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teach...

by Staff Reporter

Rural teachers get hardship allowance

24 June 2014 | 3066 Views
THE government has re-introduced a hardship allowance for rural teachers calculated at five percent of their gross monthly salaries.The move is likely to create some imbalances between rural t...

by Felex Share

Zimbabwe ranked 5th in maths and science

23 June 2014 | 4118 Views
ZIMBABWE has been ranked among the best on the African continent in terms of quality of mathematics and science education, a World Economic Forum (WEF) report has shown.The WEF 2014 Report on...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Govt to re-introduce practical subjects

23 June 2014 | 1880 Views
THE Government is working on re-introducing practical subjects in schools to complement theoretical education already offered, President Mugabe has said.He was speaking at a mass held in Chish...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe needs 2 500 new schools

22 June 2014 | 1186 Views
THE country needs about 2 500 new schools to adequately cover the shortage and give a wholesome improvement to the learning environment, Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Pa...

by Ngonidzashe Chiutsi

Headmasters seek audience with Mugabe

20 June 2014 | 4306 Views
The National Association of Secondary School Heads (Nash) conference Thursday resolved to seek audience with President Robert Mugabe whom they believe is in a position to correct a reversal of Zimbab...

by Staff reporter

ZOU-trained teachers now employable

20 June 2014 | 2978 Views
THE government will now recognise the Zimbabwe Open University Diploma in Education graduates as qualified teachers, a decision that brings relief to thousands who had been rendered jobless when the ...

by Daniel Nemukuyu

Japanese-Funded Primary School in Bubi District Officially Opened

18 June 2014 | 1676 Views
The Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Mr Yoshinobu Hiraishi, has today officially handed over the school buildings to Molo Primary School which had been established in Bubi District, Matabeleland North Pr...

by Staff Reporter

ZOU fails to pay lecturers

15 June 2014 | 1644 Views
ZIMBABWE Open University (ZOU) is reportedly struggling to pay teaching and marking allowances for its part-time lecturers, with some claiming that they had gone for almost a year without receiving t...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Govt blasts teachers' college for profiting from entrance fees

13 June 2014 | 1764 Views
Government has slammed Seke Teachers' College for making a killing from entrance fees when it invited thousands of prospective students for interviews to train as teachers.The college invi...

by Tafadazwa Ndlovu

Joshua Nkomo's brainchild might suffer still birth because of 'greed'

12 June 2014 | 3448 Views
Parliamentary portfolio committee on Health chairperson, Ruth Labode, Wednesday said Ekusileni Medical Health Centre - a brainchild of the late vice-president Joshua Nkomo - might suffer a still birth...

by Staff Reporter

Zimsec forces O'level candidates to write exam at night

11 June 2014 | 4097 Views
Two Ordinary Level candidates had to travel 100km from Bikita to Masvingo to write the June 2014 Biology Paper 2 examination at night because zimsec failed to deliver question papers to their centre...

by Staff Report

David Coltart warns Govt over teachers

08 June 2014 | 3694 Views
Former Education minister, David Coltart says government should treat the issue of teachers' salaries as a matter of urgency or risk plunging the education sector into turmoil.In an interview...

by Staff reporter

Govt probes defiant teachers

08 June 2014 | 2551 Views
The Government has vowed to punish schools and teachers that are defying its directive to stop conducting extra lessons, which, authorities say, tutors are vigorously pursuing at the expense of norma...

by Brighton Muronzereyi

CCTVs at Girls High cause stir

07 June 2014 | 3186 Views
The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has criticised authorities at Girls High School in Harare for the recent installation of $68 000 CCTVs in classrooms, saying the exercise was meant to...

by Staff reporter

Govt bans corporal punishment at schools

02 June 2014 | 3845 Views
GOVERNMENT has banned corporal punishment at schools and warned teachers to stop the practice.Deputy Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima told Parliament last week that admini...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean Girl Outstanding With String of As at Top USA University - Video

29 May 2014 | 4081 Views
Part 1 out of 4 Interview series -Follow the inspiring story of Esther Africa's Finance Minister In The Making Girl Child Network Worldwide is pleased to announce that Esther graduated at to...

by Girl Child Network Worldwide

Rural teachers cry foul

26 May 2014 | 5630 Views
A NEW pressure group representing rural teachers, the Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (RTUZ), says its members have been thrown at the deep end of poverty by government's recent ban on teachers' ...

by Staff reporter

No exams for other indigenous languages

25 May 2014 | 1385 Views
Government is not yet ready to offer examinations in most of the 16 languages recognised by the new constitution due to shortages of textbooks and trained teachers for those languages, a Cabinet m...

by Staff reporter

Nurses fail their final exam

24 May 2014 | 4436 Views
STUDENT nurses who sat for their final third year examinations in March at Gweru Provincial Hospital failed to make it with only seven out of a class 37 passing. A source said of the seven tha...

by Staff reporter

Teachers' college interviews 8 000 at $10 per head for 500 vacancies

24 May 2014 | 4521 Views
THOUSANDS of aspiring trainee teachers continued to throng Seke Teachers' College by yesterday hoping to be shortlisted for the 500 vacancies on offer, it has been established.An estimated 8 0...

by Staff Reporter

Govt will not pay teachers' salaries for April, August and December

21 May 2014 | 9537 Views
There is a rumour that the Ministry of Education is mooting a position not to pay teachers salaries for April, August and December because they will be on holiday and not rendering any service to the...

by Staff reporter

Schools deny children opportunity to register for exams

21 May 2014 | 2430 Views
PARENTS have expressed concern over some school authorities who are denying their children the opportunity to register for examinations until they have settled outstanding school fees.This is...

by Staff Reporter

Teachers without Maths, Science to rewrite exams

20 May 2014 | 5633 Views
TEACHERS who failed Ordinary Level Mathematics, Science and English must go back to the classroom and re-sit the exams to meet new government professional standards.A circular from the Primar...

by Prosper Ndlovu

Zim degrees, diplomas under scrutiny

19 May 2014 | 5942 Views
A BILL to monitor the quality of degrees and diplomas offered by the country's various educational institutions is on the cards, a senior government official has said.Higher and Tertiary Educ...

by Staff reporter

All Zim teachers to learn sign language

18 May 2014 | 1993 Views
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare are planning to teach all teachers in the country sign language.The deputy Minister in the Ministr...

by Kay Kaseke

'No Cambridge without Zimsec'

15 May 2014 | 3499 Views
Government will not allow schools to offer Cambridge examinations to the exclusion of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council, Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Paul Mavhima has said...

by Zvamaida Murwira

Education officials in Matabeleland express optimism

13 May 2014 | 1994 Views
Education officials in Matabeleland have expressed optimism that the second school term which starts today would run smoothly as schools had been adequately staffed. Bulawayo provincial educat...

by Staff reporter

School bars students over unpaid fees

13 May 2014 | 2349 Views
SOME students from Thekwane High School in Plumtree were yesterday barred from boarding the bus taking them to school for the opening of the second term today due to non-payment of fees.The sc...

by Staff reporter

It's back to school

11 May 2014 | 1872 Views
Parents have been making a last minute rush in preparation for the opening of schools for the 2nd term.Retail outlets in the Harare central business district and other s...

by Staff reporter

MSU dismiss relocation rumours

06 May 2014 | 4047 Views
The Midlands State University (MSU)in Gweru has dismissed claims that it is moving some of its faculties to Zvishavane.The claims are reportedly being spread on WhatsApp."It has been b...

by Ndou Paul

Govt bans Form One entrance tests

04 May 2014 | 3042 Views
AT anything up to $50 per head, and attracting as many as 2,500 pupils battling for places at the most sought after schools, Form One entrance tests had become a huge money spinner for most secondary ...

by Staff Reporter

Coltart still an inspiration to Zim teachers

02 May 2014 | 3234 Views
 Staff ReporterFormer education minister David Coltart says he still receives communication from teachers thanking him for his outstanding work during the life of the inclusive govern...

by Staff reporter

Teachers fume over incentives

29 April 2014 | 3747 Views
Teachers have expressed their displeasure at the move by Primary and Secondary Education minister, Lazarus Dokora to ban schools from collecting teacher incentive fees saying the move was done wi...

by Staff reporter

Youths, business entrepreneurs get advice from Scholastica seminar

27 April 2014 | 2101 Views
EDUCATION and training experts have advised youths and business entrepreneurs to seek information regarding policies implemented in the country so that they take advantage and make use of them for th...

by Evangelister Kasanzu

Govt bans payment of incentives to teachers

26 April 2014 | 4791 Views
Government has banned payment of incentives to teachers by parents and guardians. This is likely to put Government on a collision course with teachers, whose union leaders said they were not consulted...

by Staff Reporter
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