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84 years old Prof gets his 18th degree

Professor Herman Wessels is living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks - except when it comes to driving.The remarkable 84-year-old academic received his 18th degree earlier this ye...Read more

84 years old Prof gets his 18th degree

18 May 2015 | 4335 Views
Professor Herman Wessels is living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks - except when it comes to driving.The remarkable 84-year-old academic received his 18th degree earlier this ye...

by Stephen Jakes

Dokora speaks on Chinese, Swahili

15 May 2015 | 2702 Views
Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora told Parliament yesterday that the teaching of foreign languages under the proposed draft curriculum review would be optional. In a ...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean born academic shortlisted for prestigious UK Varsity Award

13 May 2015 | 8158 Views
A Zimbabwean academic has been shortlisted for the University of Hertfordshire 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Awards....

by Moyo Sithabile

Teachers frustrated over new Maths, English syllabus

12 May 2015 | 7289 Views
Teachers in Matabeleland South have expressed frustration over the introduction of new English and Mathematics syllabus at primary school when they opened schools for the second term amid revelati...

by Stephen Jakes

Dokora grilled over 'O' Level internship

12 May 2015 | 4008 Views
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora was last week grilled in Parliament over his plans for industrial attachment of school leavers with some senators suggesting the move was t...

by Staff reporter

Chinese, French, Swahili to be compulsory in all Govt schools

11 May 2015 | 5566 Views
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has completed the draft Curriculum Framework that will see Agriculture being examined at primary school level, while Chinese, French, Swahili and Portug...

by Staff reporter

Fletcher High School headmaster in $229k school bus scam

05 May 2015 | 4118 Views
Fletcher High School headmaster in Gweru is under fire from parents who accuse him of fraudulently procuring a second hand bus claiming it to be brand new.The bus was bought in 2012 at a cost ...

by Staff reporter

Mzingwane High School rope in debt collectors

05 May 2015 | 4744 Views
Mzingwane High School is looking at engaging debt collectors to recover money that is owed by parents in school fees arrears.In an advert in the local newspapers yesterday, Mzingwane High Scho...

by Ndou Paul

It's back to school once again

04 May 2015 | 3770 Views
It's back to school once again, and before boarding buses to various boarding schools, students today received stern last minute instructions from parents and guardians, who have sacrificed everything...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe Power Company offer A Level Scholarship

03 May 2015 | 3261 Views
The Zimbabwe Power Company has announced that it is pouring out cash scholarships for prospetive A Level students during the 2015 academic year. In an advertisement published on several lo...

by Stephen Jakes

Qualified teachers barred from temporary work

02 May 2015 | 4639 Views
Government has banned the recruitment of qualified teachers on a temporary basis. The decision was communicated in a circular dated April 14 by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education which ha...

by Staff reporter

UZ denies plans to hike fees

28 April 2015 | 3704 Views
University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Levy Nyagura yesterday described as blatant lies reports that the institution was planning to increase tuition fees by 100% starting from next semester. ...

by Staff reporter

ZJC not re-introduced -minister Mavima

26 April 2015 | 3179 Views
GOVERNMENT has no plans to re-introduce the Zimbabwe Junior Certificate (ZJC) examinations.ZJC examinations were discontinued in 1999 following the recommendation from the Nziramasanga Commiss...

by Staff Reporter

UZ to increase fees by 100%

24 April 2015 | 8538 Views
The University of Zimbabwe is set to increase tuition fees by more than 100% despite the fact that 2 500 students failed to pay fees at the beginning of the current semester due to economic hardsh...

by Staff reporter

'Zimbabwe schools disregard children's rights'

23 April 2015 | 2176 Views
A non-governmental organisation working for the promotion of children's rights yesterday said their offices were flooded with queries from parents whose children had their "O" and "A" Level examin...

by Staff reporter

Zimsec set 8 May as deadline for June exam registration

19 April 2015 | 4876 Views
THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has set 8 May as the deadline for registration for the June 2015 O-level and A-level examinations, ending months of speculation on the fate of th...

by Staff Reporter

School heads ban June exams

19 April 2015 | 4910 Views
SOME school heads have banned pupils from writing the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) June O-level examinations while A-level candidates are being given stringent conditions to sit for th...

by Lungile Tshuma

A-level scholarship program - Zimbabwe Power Company

16 April 2015 | 6008 Views
'A' LEVEL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - 2015 INTAKEZimbabwe Power Company is the leading generator of electrical energy in Zimbabwe and supplies the bulk of the...

by Staff reporter

Teachers declare war on Mugabe

15 April 2015 | 5189 Views
A leading teachers' union says President Robert Mugabe's government's decision to suspend the payment of annual bonuses to civil servants is a "declaration of war".Teachers make up nearly half...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe's education fails Zimbabwe's economy

14 April 2015 | 2158 Views
President Robert Mugabe has this year been regarded as the most educated leader but commentators say his education does not tally with his governance of the country as the economy has continued to cru...

by Stephen Jakes

Mugabe's presidential scholarship scheme slashed

12 April 2015 | 3693 Views
In the face of Zimbabwe's new economic crisis, the Treasury has resolved to slash the number of student beneficiaries of Robert Mugabe's controversial presidential scholarship programme.The co...

by Kudzai Mashininga

Government introduces Grade 7 exam fees

03 April 2015 | 6433 Views
IN a shocking development, Government has introduced  examination fees for Grade 7 and increased Ordinary Level examination fees.The grade seven examination fees have not been set but how...

by Thobekile Zhou

O level exam fee up

02 April 2015 | 8362 Views
The government has announced an increase in Ordinary Level examination fees and an introduction of examination fees for Grade 7.The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Doko...

by Staff reporter

Mkoba Teachers' College operating without clinic for 39 yrs

01 April 2015 | 2264 Views
Mkoba Teachers' College in Gweru has been operating without a clinic since its establishment in 1976 forcing students to seek medical services from outside the institution.In a notice last Fri...

by Thobekile Zhou

Hot seating for Grade zero

01 April 2015 | 3393 Views
THE government is seriously considering introducing hot seating for early childhood development education (ECD) in former group A schools in Bulawayo due to the high demand for places as some classes...

by Staff Reporter

University bars pregnant student from campus

29 March 2015 | 3666 Views
GREAT Zimbabwe University allegedly barred a pregnant student from their Mucheke campus accommodation, telling her "we do not accept people of your condition" to stay on campus. The aggrieved ...

by Vusumuzi Dube

Exam scripts stolen

28 March 2015 | 4723 Views
Higher Education Examinations Council scripts for three colleges were stolen at Harare Polytechnic in what is suspected to be an inside job. The scripts were stolen last week, raising concerns...

by Abigail Mawonde

Japan award Bulawayo academics scholarships

26 March 2015 | 3414 Views
THREE Bulawayo academics have been selected for three of Japanese Government Scholarship for 2015 to undergo studies in various programmes.The three are Simon Mduduzi Juba a former A-Level Stu...

by Thobekile Zhou

Zimbabwe to recruit maths, science teachers

26 March 2015 | 2776 Views
Government is set to recruit hundreds of science and mathematics teachers who were failing to secure jobs despite a serious shortage of qualified staff due to massive brain drain. While severa...

by Staff reporter

Ministry of Education public advisory - Mathematics and Sciences teachers

23 March 2015 | 7135 Views
THE MINISTRY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION : PUBLIC ADVISORYIt has come to the Ministry's attention that some holders of the following teaching qu...

by Ministry of Education

NUST student 'dethrones' Shakespeare

23 March 2015 | 3832 Views
Zimbabwe's youngest mainstream columnist Stanely Mushava has published a sizzling poetry collection entitled "In Memory of the Future."  Mushava, a final year Journalism and Media stu...

by Musavengana Hove

Diarrhoea outbreak at Peterhouse Boys

19 March 2015 | 5052 Views
A total of 200 students at Peterhouse Boys School in Marondera have contracted collective diarrhoea, authorities confirmed on Tuesday.The transmission mode has remained largely unknown so ...

by Staff reporter

Confusion as UZ students fail to return to campus

19 March 2015 | 1897 Views
CONFUSION reigned yesterday at the University of Zimbabwe as students failed to return to campus following a directive by Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development ...

by Staff reporter

Students' lives at stake

18 March 2015 | 3515 Views
A DECORATED University of Zimbabwe lecturer and social commentator says authorities at the higher learning institution have only this RECESS period to address their challenges.The university...

by Staff reporter

ZINASU engages NUST officials over strike

17 March 2015 | 1615 Views
ZINASU has dispatched a team of representatives to NUST in Bulawayo this afternoon to engage the Dean of Students on the ongoing lectures strike.The students body said they will demand a clea...

by Thobekile Zhou

UZ shut down as staff and students run amok

17 March 2015 | 5870 Views
The University of Zimbabwe shuts down as staff and students run amok. Hundreds of frustrated UZ students had embarked on peaceful demonstrations demanding the kitchen staff to end their stri...

by Staff Reporter

State universities allocated $904 900 in 2014 - Minister

17 March 2015 | 4154 Views
Government last year allocated a mere $904 900 to all state universities to fund students under the controversial cadetship programme, a cabinet minister has said.The Deputy Minister of Higher...

by Thobekile Zhou

'Don't rush to South Africa, there's death there,' Mphoko tells pupils

14 March 2015 | 5883 Views
VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko has urged pupils at Majiji High School in Bubi District to focus on their studies and shun the habit of boarder jumping to neighbouring South Africa because "there is...

by Staff Reporter

NUST students petition Dean

12 March 2015 | 3292 Views
Students at NUST have petitioned the dean of students over allegations that Students Representative Council (SRC) Leader, Shadowlit Sidija Ndou, abused funds meant to cater for the students who at...

by Tariro Moyo and Musavengana Hove

Prof Jonathan Moyo calls for education overhaul

12 March 2015 | 2959 Views
PROFESSOR Jonathan Moyo, Zanu-PF's secretary for Science and Technology, says Zimbabwe's science education in tertiary institutions is not fit for purpose and has demanded an overhaul.Zimbabwe...

by Oswell Moyo

Pregnant teen 'bashed to death' by own father and brother

08 March 2015 | 3874 Views
MBERENGWA - A pregnant teenage girl was bashed to death by her 41-year-old father and 19-year-old brother after they caught her in an uncompromising position with her boyfriend.On Tuesday last...

by Lungile Tshuma

Govt forcing Cyrene High School to close down

08 March 2015 | 7066 Views
THE Anglican Church will close Cyrene High School and Clinic if Government does not reverse the takeover of the church's farm, a senior church official told The Sunday News. The takeover of th...

by Lungile Tshuma

Education Ministry explains Schools Performance Rankings

05 March 2015 | 2162 Views
THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (PROF PUAL MAVIMA):I would like to say the quality of number of subject per centre is the criteri...

by Staff Reporter

Not obtaining 5 O-Levels does not mean failure, Minister says

05 March 2015 | 3650 Views
PRIMARY and Secondary Education deputy minister Professor Paul Mavima has said the country should move away for labelling O-Level students who fail to obtain five subjects or more as having failed stu...

by Thobekile Zhou

Japan to fund construction of classroom blocks, teachers' houses at Malanda Secondary School in Tsholotsho

05 March 2015 | 2245 Views
The Embassy of Japan has decided today to extend a grant up to one hundred and ninety-nine thousand seven hundred and sixty-two dollars (USD199,762) to Plan International Zimbabwe for the implementat...

by Staff Reporter

High School teachers teachers fleece pupils

01 March 2015 | 2707 Views
MPOPOMA High School teachers have opened an "annex school" at a nearby rented church building where pupils are being forced to pay for extra lessons, as the teachers are no longer conducting norma...

by Lungile Tshuma and Thulani Ndlovu

Government fails to put together lecturers' 2014 bonus

28 February 2015 | 3356 Views
Lecturers from Zimbabwe's state universities look set to resume the industrial action they called off last week after it emerged that workers' representatives were 'reliably' made clear beyond any mea...

by Ndou Paul

Dokora criticised for advancing retrogressive policies

24 February 2015 | 2687 Views
Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena has criticised Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora for advancing retrogressive policies.The sharp rebuke which was ma...

by Staff reporter

New SDA school in Gwanda

23 February 2015 | 1982 Views
The construction of the Gwanda Adventist primary school has been hailed as a positive development that will improve the quality of education in the town by easing the teacher-pupil ratio at the ot...

by Staff reporter

Lupane State University to relocate from temporary Byo base

17 February 2015 | 4066 Views
LUPANE State University will relocate from its temporary base in Bulawayo by June, barring any financial constraints that have delayed moving the institution to Matabeleland North.Funding chal...

by Staff Reporter
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