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Extra lessons ban backfires

Parents with school-going children have accused the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education of trying to reverse the gains made in the sector by banning extra lessons and incentives for teachers....Read more

Extra lessons ban backfires

23 April 2014 | 2843 Views
Parents with school-going children have accused the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education of trying to reverse the gains made in the sector by banning extra lessons and incentives for teachers....

by Staff reporter

'UZ cannot willy nilly downgrade qualifications,' says Court

23 April 2014 | 2626 Views
A class of 40 University of Zimbabwe former students who graduated with post-graduate Diploma in Law (Conciliation and Arbitration) in 2011 will now get their certificates after the High Court ruled ...

by Daniel Nemukuyu

Zimsec board to draft Zimbabwe-centric curriculum

23 April 2014 | 1616 Views
Zimbabwe heritage studies should take centre stage in school curriculum to preserve the country’s culture, the minister of Primary and Secondary Education said yesterday.Lazarus Dokora wa...

by Staff reporter

A Level whizzkid heads to Harvard

17 April 2014 | 5099 Views
A Zimbabwean student who scored five As at "A" Level is heading to Harvard University in the US in August.Terrens Muradzikwa achieved top grades in Mathematics,  Physics, Chemistry,&nbs...

by Staff reporter

Teachers start receiving their salary increments

16 April 2014 | 4883 Views
TEACHERS smiled all the way to the banks yesterday to withdraw their salaries that reflect increases backdated to January.The educators flooded banks, with some queuing as early as 5.30AM in ...

by Pamela Shumba

More damning corruption by Kwekwe Polytechnic Principal revealed

11 April 2014 | 4066 Views
Sources very close to the happenings at Kwekwe Polytechnic have revealed further damning corruption reports about college principal Mr Joyce Cephas Mbudzi, who doubles as acting director for stand...

by Staff Reporter

UK: Nursing scholarship for international students, Zimbabwe included

10 April 2014 | 6494 Views
University of Glasgow in Scotland is offering Nursing scholarship for international students to study for the Bachelor of Nursing degree. Description: ...

by Staff Reporter

Teacher shortage hits Matabeleland South

10 April 2014 | 3135 Views
ALMOST half of the teachers in Matabeleland South Province did not undergo teacher training, a situation that has been blamed for the low pass rates in the province.Provincial Education Direc...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Cimas hands over Optometry Training Unit to UZ

09 April 2014 | 2193 Views
Cimas Medical Aid Society today (Wednesday) handed over to the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences optometry equipment for Zimbabwe's first Optometry Training Unit, which was then offic...

by Mike Hamilton

Teachers vow to defy directive on holiday & extra lessons

07 April 2014 | 2733 Views
Primary and secondary school teachers at public institutions of learning have vowed to defy a Government directive banning holiday and extra lessons. Teachers said they would continue the less...

by Felex Share

Zimsec fails to pay O & A Level markers

04 April 2014 | 1001 Views
THE Zimbabwe Schools' Examination Council (Zimsec) has still not paid examiners for marking last year's "O" and "A" Level national examinations, almost four months after the exams were written....

by Staff reporter

'Cambridge exams illegal in Zimbabwe'

01 April 2014 | 7988 Views
The ministry of Primary and Secondary Education's acting provincial director for Harare Province, Edward Shumba said Zimbabwe's Education Act outlaws participation of foreign education bodies in the...

by Staff reporter

Uproar over non-Ndebele speaking teachers

30 March 2014 | 3724 Views
DEBATE has emerged over the appointment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers to teach the language in primary schools in the Matabeleland region with education officials saying they were now moving t...

by Vusumuzi Dube

Govt outlaws extra lesson for school kids

30 March 2014 | 2668 Views
The education minister also revealed that his ministry had outlawed the holding of holiday and extra lessons in all primary and secondary schools.He said a circular noti...

by Staff reporter

Zim schools to get buses from China

30 March 2014 | 2019 Views
GOVERNMENT has entered into a multi-million-dollar deal with China which will see local primary and secondary schools purchasing buses on credit from a Chinese bus manufacturing company, a Cabine...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Nust students demand end to lecturers' strike

26 March 2014 | 717 Views
NATIONAL University of Science and Technology (Nust) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lindela Ndlovu was yesterday forced to address disgruntled students who demonstrated in front of his office calling for ...

by Nqobile Tshili

Zimbabwe to review schools curricula

26 March 2014 | 2160 Views
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education says it is reviewing the schools curricula, with a bias on the country's history and aspirations to uphold national values from early childhood developm...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe scholarship suspension welcomed

25 March 2014 | 3358 Views
Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has welcomed the suspension of the Presidential Scholarship programme, saying the bursary should be used to support students in local universities. ...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe scholarship students' plight, Govt promises to act

22 March 2014 | 1531 Views
Government will assess the living conditions of returning students under the Presidential Scholarship Scheme, amid media reports that beneficiaries are not well catered for.There are media rep...

by Nyemudzai Kakore

No leniency on exam cheats

18 March 2014 | 2056 Views
Government will not be lenient on the 680 candidates from nine schools in the Midlands who were linked to the leaking of two Ordinary Level examination question papers last year, a Cabinet Minister sa...

by Patrick Chitumba

Headmaster dismissed over poor results

18 March 2014 | 4545 Views
THE headmaster of Thornhill Primary School in Chatsworth, Gutu, has allegedly been transferred or dismissed from work altogether over poor examination results.James Munyaradzi allegedly gave i...

by Walter Mswazie

Corruption rocks Teachers' college

18 March 2014 | 3854 Views
THE Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education has unearthed massive corruption and abuse of funds at Belvedere Technical Teachers' College in Harare with indications that the institution could have be...

by Staff reporter

Ousted ZSDA/C president vows to die in office

16 March 2014 | 2417 Views
OUSTED president of the Zimbabwe Schools Development Association and Committees (ZSDA/C) Mr Claudious Mutasa has vowed to remain in office, saying he would have to die first before anyone could replac...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Mtshabezi High students excel in public speaking competition

15 March 2014 | 1166 Views
STUDENTS  from Mtshabezi High School in Gwanda dominated this year's Contemporary Affairs Foundation (CA-F) schools' public speaking challenge grand finale, with two boys coming first and second...

by Makhosi Sibanda

School ordered to re-admit student expelled for wearing long hair

14 March 2014 | 4356 Views
HIGH Court judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu yesterday ordered John Cowie headmaster Garikai Nyawo to re-admit an 11-year-old Grade 6 pupil whom he had expelled for wearing long hair.The interim ...

by Staff reporter

Bindura University of Science Education March 2014 Admissions List

14 March 2014 | 1347 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Record failure as pupils taught wrong O' Level syllabus

13 March 2014 | 4419 Views
There was a record failure rate at Mandwandwe High School in Nkulumane, when a teacher allegedly taught the wrong Literature in English Syllabus.Sources at the school said 65 of the 70 pup...

by Mafu Sithabile

Teachers cry foul

07 March 2014 | 4483 Views
Teachers unions have called on government to stop operating "as if they are in a military banker" and find a lasting solution to the raging salary dispute with the country's educators.The ca...

by Staff reporter

Grade 7 pupils to write five subjects

07 March 2014 | 3990 Views
AGRICULTURE has been introduced as an examinable subject at Grade 7 with effect from 2015, bringing to five the number of subjects written by final-year primary school pupils.The subject had ...

by Staff reporter

Blind students stage demo

06 March 2014 | 1156 Views
A HANDFUL of visually impaired students at the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ)-run Capota School and Workshop for the Blind in Zimuto communal lands took to the streets yesterday to protest the sack...

by Staff reporter

'We used wrong curriculum,' says headmaster

03 March 2014 | 5314 Views
PARENTS with children attending Thornhill Satellite Primary School in Gutu's Chatsworth area are calling for the dismissal of school head James Munyaradzi over poor results amid allegations that the s...

by Staff reporter

British govt gives Zimbabwe $10 million for school fees

27 February 2014 | 3539 Views
The UK government has provided an extra $10 million to enable thousands of poor children across Zimbabwe to access basic education.The Social Welfare Ministry asked for help from the UK's Depa...

by Nomalanga Moyo

Mugabe scholarship fails to pay SA Universities

26 February 2014 | 3016 Views
ZIMBABWEAN students at tertiary institutions in South Africa and financed by the Presidential Scholarship Programme fear another bumpy road this year due to problems that continue to beset the fun...

by Staff reporter

Govt withdraws exam fees subsidy

25 February 2014 | 4693 Views
Candidates for Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) Ordinary and Advanced level will pay $13 and $26 respectively according to the approved examination fees structure for 2014....

by Staff reporter

Perm sec sucked into Hexco scandal

24 February 2014 | 2665 Views
The credibility of the Higher Education Examinations Council is under threat after a top civil servant engaged an automotive precision mechanist to design, install, operationalise and manage the d...

by Staff reporter

UZ hikes tuition by over 10%

23 February 2014 | 3019 Views
University of Zimbabwe, the country's oldest tertiary institution, has increased tuition by more than 10 percent.The move has left the students' community shell-shocked...

by Staff reporter

School heads warned on Lower six fees

22 February 2014 | 2752 Views
Lower Sixth Form classes begin on March 3 with school heads being instructed to calculate this term's fees and levies on a proportional basis.In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Primary ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimsec withholds O'Level results for 3 schools

21 February 2014 | 5364 Views
THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has withheld Ordinary Level results for three secondary schools in Manicaland due to suspected malpractice, The Manicapost reported.The result...

by Staff Reporter

A-level top 100 schools - list

21 February 2014 | 6497 Views
Marist Brothers Nyanga High School in Manicaland Province is the best Advanced Level school in Zimbabwe, having attained a 100 percent pass rate in the 2013 Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council Zimse...

by Staff reporter

Prison records high pass rate

20 February 2014 | 3698 Views
Khami prison inmates who sat for the 2013 examinations recorded a pass rate of 85% and 65% for 'O' and 'A' Levels respectively, Education Officer for the prison complex Richard Madzana said Wednesday...

by Bridgette Bugalo

Top 100 Grade 7 schools in Zimbabwe

19 February 2014 | 9960 Views
Twenty-three primary schools, led by Kwekwe-based private school, Camelot Primary, attained an incredible 100 percent pass rate in the November 2013, Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) exam...

by Staff Reporter

Business school offering managers full MBA scholarship

18 February 2014 | 3757 Views
Two months down the line Rwandan Domina Undoyeneza has already learned the key lesson: time management "Effective education is the foundation of the long run develop...

by Business School Nederland

38 succumbe to waterborne diseases in one week

18 February 2014 | 1632 Views
At least 38 people have died from waterborne related epidemics, including diarrhoea and dysentery in week 5 of 2014, with 16 suspected new typhoid cases reported, the ministry of Health and Child Car...

by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF MP wants Cambridge exams reinstated

17 February 2014 | 3829 Views
A legislator has demanded the reinstatement of Cambridge examinations to replace the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec).Zanu-PF MP, Fani Phiri, last week said Zimsec has been asso...

by Staff reporter

Dismal O-level performance blamed on parents, schools, teachers

16 February 2014 | 3590 Views
The dismal performance by the majority of Ordinary Level students countrywide over the last few years can be attributed to a poor teaching and learning environment created by parents, schools, teac...

by Lerato Ndlovu

Sacred Heart Girls High opens its doors with 49 students

15 February 2014 | 2771 Views
NEWLY constructed Sacred Heart Girls High School in Umzingwane District has opened its doors with 49 pioneer Form One pupils enrolling for the first term.Construction of...

by Nqobile Tshili

O-level top 100 schools

13 February 2014 | 16029 Views
The overall pass rate for November 2013 was 20,72 percent, a 2,32 percent increase from November 2012 pass rate of 18,4 percent.Esau Nhandara, the Zimsec director  said November results ...

by Staff reporter

O-Level top schools

13 February 2014 | 9384 Views
Church-run schools led by Monte Cassino in Macheke produced the best Zimbabwe Schools Examination November 2013 Ordinary Level results, according to results released on Tuesday. Monte Ca...

by Staff reporter

'Coltart the worsts Minister of Education,' says Maziwisa

13 February 2014 | 2892 Views
Robert Mugabe apologist and Zanu-PF deputy director of information, Psychology Maziwisa, has accused Senator David Coltart as the worst Education Minister Zimbabwe has ever had.Maziwisa made t...

by Ndou Paul

O-level results out, Monte Cassino tops

12 February 2014 | 10033 Views
The Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) has released the November 2013 Ordinary Level results. Although it could not be immediately determined when students can start c...

by Staff Reporter

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