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A-level pupil goes berserk after failing to score 25 points

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A-level pupil goes berserk after failing to score 25 points

01 February 2015 | 2164 Views
A 21-YEAR-OLD former Victoria High School A-level pupil in Masvingo allegedly went berserk and turned violent after failing to score 25 points in the 2014 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council examinat...

by Walter Mswazie

'Zimbabwe producing half-baked graduates'

30 January 2015 | 2363 Views
Most of the thousands of students churned out of the country's tertiary institutions are half-baked and do not have the requisite industrial skills required of them, a top government official has ...

by Staff reporter

'School children should be given contraceptives'

29 January 2015 | 1076 Views
School children should be given contraceptives, the Government body charged with family planning said yesterday, in a move likely to torch a storm.The Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council...

by Staff reporter

Bulawayo's top private schools performs dismally, in bottom 10

28 January 2015 | 3917 Views
THREE of Bulawayo's top private schools failed to justify the high fees they demand after they performed dismally in the November 2014 Grade 7 examinations.Carmel Primary School, Petra and W...

by Auxilia Katongomara

2014 top 100 A' Level schools named

27 January 2015 | 8409 Views
BULAWAYO'S Mpopoma High School, Tongwe High in Matabeleland South, Tshabanda Secondary in Matabeleland North, Shungu High in the Midlands and St Anthony's High in Masvingo are the best schools to sen...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Hot-seating to blame for poor results

27 January 2015 | 1207 Views
HOT-SEATING has been blamed for poor pass rates in Matabeleland North schools, as a fallout over last year's examination results simmers.Mosi oa Tunya High School headmaster Ronald Sibanda on ...

by Staff reporter

Mpopoma High tops 2014 'A' Level results league in Bulawayo

26 January 2015 | 5528 Views
POPOMA High School has the best 2014  Advanced Level examinations results in Bulawayo.The reputable learning institution however seats at position 63 nationally according to a report rele...

by Lesley Moyo

Girls beat boys in Zimsec A-Level exams

24 January 2015 | 3331 Views
Girls did better than boys in the November A-Level examinations set by the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC). The statistics show that girls scored a 74 percent pass rate compar...

by Nyasha Weluzani

'A' Level Results analysis

22 January 2015 | 6449 Views
ZIMBABWE SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS COUNCILNOVEMBER 2014 EXAMINATIONS: ADVANCED LEVEL RESULTS ANALYSISTo give a clear understanding of candidates in the same situation, we have grouped the a...

by Staff Reporter

'A' level results out

22 January 2015 | 4178 Views
The 2014 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) 'A' level results are out.In a statement, the ZIMSEC board and Management said candidates who sat for this examination will be able to co...

by Staff reporter

Exam ‘cheats' acquitted

18 January 2015 | 1129 Views
TWO trainee teachers from Gweru and a cook at Mkoba teachers' college who were being accused of leaking an Ordinary Level Mathematics November Examination Paper One to pupils and private candidates w...

by Munyaradzi Musiiwa

Qualified teachers returning from diaspora stranded

18 January 2015 | 3105 Views
Over 6 000 qualified school teachers who returned to Zimbabwe after years in the Diaspora are yet to be cleared by Government to resume work in 2015.The clearance is likely to take up to ...

by Staff reporter

Headmasters warned

17 January 2015 | 3559 Views
Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Professor Paul Mavhima, has warned school heads against sending children home over non-payment of school fees as schools have opened. Prof M...

by Staff reporter

'No to condoms in schools,' says Dokora

15 January 2015 | 3971 Views
Primary and Secondary Education Lazarus Dokora yesterday said he will not allow distribution of condoms in schools, arguing that it would c0ompromise the dignity of the country and that the pract...

by Staff reporter

13,000 teachers in limbo

15 January 2015 | 2563 Views
At least 13 000 teachers who hold non-teaching degrees and diplomas face an uncertain future after Government resolved not to renew their contracts arguing they are unqualified to teach.Deputy...

by Staff reporter

Sex scandal rocks Usher Girls High

14 January 2015 | 6290 Views
AN administrator at the Salvation Army-run school, Usher Girls High, is allegedly sleeping with a Form 5 student (name withheld), whose parents disowned her after they discovered the affair which is b...

by Staff reporter

Lupane State University seeks vice-chancellor

13 January 2015 | 2604 Views
Lupane State University (LSU) in Matabeleland North has started a search for a vice- chancellor to replace the late Mclean Mackson Bhala who passed away in August.According to an advertisement...

by Staff reporter

Zim teachers demand 100% salary rise

11 January 2015 | 3164 Views
TEACHERS have threatened a massive nationwide strike if government does not increase their salaries by 100% by the end of this month.The teachers, who are getting salaries of less than $500 pe...

by Staff reporter

Zimsec speak on June exams, they are still on

11 January 2015 | 1124 Views
THE Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) has quashed rumours circulating on social media platforms and in schools that the council has suspended this year's June Ordinary Level and Advanced ...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Teachers in limbo

10 January 2015 | 2036 Views
MORE than 13,000 teachers who are holders of non-teaching degrees and diplomas face an uncertain future after the government resolved to gradually not renew their contracts citing that they are not qu...

by Oswell Moyo

Zimbabweans shun local varsities, opting to study in SA

09 January 2015 | 3110 Views
PROSPECTIVE students are shunning local schools and tertiary institutions in their thousands, opting to study in South Africa despite government's efforts to increase the number of educational ins...

by Hazel Ndebele

Govt to conclude curriculum review by March

08 January 2015 | 1026 Views
Primary and Secondary Education minister, Lazarus Dokora yesterday said his ministry will conclude the school curriculum review in March before presenting it before Cabinet. Dokora said ...

by Staff reporter

Plumtree primary school finally opens, 64 years after it was mooted

05 January 2015 | 2565 Views
PLUMTREE - Ntambana Primary School, which took 64 years to open as its construction began in 1950, is expected to open next week as an annexure of Huwana Primary School housing only Early Childhood De...

by Staff Reporter

Zimsec quashes rumours that June Exams suspended

04 January 2015 | 2598 Views
THE Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) has quashed rumours circulating on social media platforms and in schools that the council has suspended this year's June Ordinary Level and Adv...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Some schools fail to comply with govt's directives

03 January 2015 | 3511 Views
Parents and educationists say the government should follow up to ensure that its directives are adhered to.The festive season is now over and parents have already started making preparations f...

by Staff Reporter

200 teachers train to teach local languages

31 December 2014 | 2499 Views
Government has identified 200 teachers that have been sent to a local university to learn local languages to be examined in schools soon, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Doko...

by Staff Reporter

Govt warns schools against fees hike

31 December 2014 | 2556 Views
THE government has warned schools against increasing fees ahead of the start of the 2015 first term in a fortnight.This comes amid claims that some schools have unilaterally increased thei...

by Nqobile Tshili

Panic over Form 1 places

18 December 2014 | 3738 Views
PANIC and desperation have gripped many parents and pupils still looking for Form One places as the ban on entrance tests fees earlier this year has created more problems than it sought to address. Go...

by Staff reporter

Students rejects Muchinguri as Higher Education minister

18 December 2014 | 7470 Views
Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has rejected the new Higher Education minister Oppah Muchinguri saying she is not qualified to hold the post. Makomborero Haruzivishe said that th...

by Staff reporter

Tonga to be examined at O' Level

16 December 2014 | 2673 Views
FOLLOWING the successful inaugural examination of the minority languages such as Tonga at Grade 7 three years ago, the government will, starting next year, examine the languages at O' Level.T...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe to increase primary school years from 2015

08 December 2014 | 8769 Views
The pronouncements by the ministry of primary and secondary schools that it is going to follow recommendations of the Nziramasanga commission on education, by introducing mandatory Early Childhood Dev...

by Staff reporter

Lecturers sweat over delayed bonus

08 December 2014 | 4917 Views
LECTURERS at state universities across the country have attacked the government over delays in bonus and December salary payments saying this demoralised them and caused unnecessary disturbances to th...

by Oswell Moyo

ZIMSEC refuses to explain exams leak

07 December 2014 | 2425 Views
The Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has rejected a public invitation to explain the continuous leakage of examinations papers before they are set for.According to the lates...

by Staff Reporter

Teacher, students in court over O' level exam fraud

03 December 2014 | 3017 Views
A TEACHER at a private college in Mutare appeared in court yesterday on a fraud charge after he allegedly attempted to provide answers to an "O" Level student who was sitting for a Geography paper...

by Staff reporter

Grade 7 results out

01 December 2014 | 8295 Views
The 2014 Grade 7 results have been released.In a statement, the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) wishes to advise that candidates who sat for this examination should collect ...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe caps 4 719 MSU graduands

29 November 2014 | 2251 Views
The Midlands State University Chancellor President Robert Mugabe has capped 4 719 graduands at a colourful ceremony held in Gweru on Friday.Among them were 632 who graduated with masters degre...

by Staff Reporter

Zimsec English paper leaks again?

28 November 2014 | 6698 Views
THE credibility of the 2014 'O' Level English examination written on Monday could be questioned again amid revelations that the recently reset English Paper 1 could have leaked following a mistake b...

by Staff Reporter

Schools 'bullied' to close today

28 November 2014 | 4431 Views
SEVERAL pupils in both Bulawayo and Harare schools are likely to go home without progress reports today following an eleventh hour instruction from the Primary and Secondary Education ministry orderin...

by Staff Reporter

'Dokora should resign over leaked exams'

26 November 2014 | 2527 Views
MBIZO MP Settlement Chikwinya (MDC-T) yesterday called for the resignation of Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora after Maths and English "O" Level exam papers were leaked....

by Staff reporter

Parents face legal action over unpaid school fees

24 November 2014 | 2005 Views
PARENTS and guardians of children attending school in Harare risk facing legal action if they fail to pay outstanding fees totalling $2,7 million by the end of this month, an official has said....

by Staff Reporter

Student in court over leaked 'O' Level paper

23 November 2014 | 1863 Views
AN 18-year-old student appeared in court on Friday after he was caught in possession of an O' Level Geography examination question paper.Tinashe Matunga, of 58 Dindingwe Road in Mufakose high ...

by Staff reporter

Grade 7 exams marking fiasco unearthed

22 November 2014 | 5665 Views
A SHAMEFUL plot to discredit specific primary schools in Manicaland that have the past record of producing good results was unearthed during the recent Grade Seven English Paper Two marking process in...

by Ray Bande

Lawyers challenge leaked exams re-sit

20 November 2014 | 3981 Views
The Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) has filed an application in the High Court in terms of Section 85 of the constitution to interdict the re-sitting of the 2014 ZIMSEC O-Level English and M...

by Staff reporter

'Plug exam leaks,' says Coltart

19 November 2014 | 3376 Views
Former minister of Education, Sports and Culture David Coltart has said the Zimbabwe Examinations Council (Zimsec) must find ways of plugging all examination leakages that are threatening to erode th...

by Staff reporter

Education facilities need facelift says Grace Mugabe

17 November 2014 | 2936 Views
The First Lady, Grace Mugabe says Zimbabweans have distinguished themselves well in the sphere of education and it is time that the country provided beautiful infrastructure for future generations....

by Staff Reporter

Zimsec exam papers thieves get 6 months jail terms

17 November 2014 | 2868 Views
CHITUNGWIZA - A FORM Four student at privatedly-owned Fountain College and two men from Chitungwiza were last week slapped with a six-month jail term each after they were convicted for leaking th...

by Court Reporter

NUST honours late VP John Nkomo with a PhD

16 November 2014 | 2009 Views
LATE Vice-President Dr John Landa Nkomo was recently posthumously conferred with an honorary degree at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) 20th graduation ceremony by the Chancell...

by Staff Reporter

Dokora denies media allegations

13 November 2014 | 3713 Views
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has refuted allegations carried out in some sections of the media that it has barred some school heads from handling national examinations.I...

by Staff Reporter

Court jails Zimbabwean exam cheat

13 November 2014 | 3175 Views
A Zimbabwean court has jailed for nine months a man who bought a leaked school-leavers' exam paper for his brother, in the wake of a major paper leak scandal that will see hundreds of thousands o...

by SAPA

New dates for leaked Exams released

13 November 2014 | 3835 Views
SCHOOL headmasters have been barred from handling examination papers in the wake of the leakage of four examanation papers that have prompted a nation-wide re-sit at a cost of over $1 milion.A...

by Susan Nyabunze and Ruth Chipayi
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