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Fall in schools' pass rate alarms MPs

MBIZO MP Settlement Chikwinya (MDC-T) has given notice to introduce a motion to debate the deteriorating standards of public education following the withdrawal of teachers' incentives by Primary and S...Read more

Fall in schools' pass rate alarms MPs

17 August 2014 | 1451 Views
MBIZO MP Settlement Chikwinya (MDC-T) has given notice to introduce a motion to debate the deteriorating standards of public education following the withdrawal of teachers' incentives by Primary and S...

by Staff reporter

Solusi University sex scandal lecturer booted out?

17 August 2014 | 3971 Views
THE Solusi University lecturer who was recently the subject of controversy when he reportedly caught his wife - a student at the Adventist-run university - pants down with another student, has rep...

by Vusumuzi Dube

School girls nabbed after being caught smoking weed

14 August 2014 | 5094 Views
SEVEN schools girls from Dangamvura and St Joseph's high schools were last week arrested by the police after they were caught red-handed smoking cannabis in the high-density suburb.The girls, ...

by Abel Zhakata

Lazarus Dokora blamed for low pass rate

14 August 2014 | 1878 Views
Teachers unions have attributed the low pass rate recorded in the June Ordinary and Advanced level examinations to government's decision to ban extra lessons and the removal of incentives for teac...

by Staff reporter

June 'O', 'A' level exams record lowest pass rate

14 August 2014 | 2183 Views
THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) "O" and "A" Level examination results for June this year are out.Zimsec director Esau Shingirai Nhandara in a statement yesterday said school ...

by Staff reporter

'Bhala's death is a big blow'

14 August 2014 | 1891 Views
The death of Lupane State University's (LSU) Acting Vice Chancellor Dr MacClean Mackson Bhala has been described a big blow to the country's education sector as he had recently initiated a programme d...

by Nqobile Tshili

June 'O', A-Level results out

14 August 2014 | 2302 Views
June 'O' and 'A' level results are out, two months after the candidates sat for the examinations, a feat that the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council has achieved after years of struggling to release...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Extortion scam rocks Education ministry

12 August 2014 | 2071 Views
Education ministry officials have been accused of extorting money from schools by a teachers' union.Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), said in a statement on Friday, education offi...

by Staff reporter

7 Zimbabwean students top Cambridge world rankings

10 August 2014 | 3834 Views
Seven Zimbabwean students made history by scoring the highest marks in the world in the subjects they sat for in the November 2013 Ordinary Level examinations set and marked by Cambridge Universit...

by Shamiso Yikoniko

Female students shun Bulawayo polytechnic

08 August 2014 | 2869 Views
BULAWAYO Polytechnic has witnessed an 11 percent decrease in enrolment this year, with the number of female students drastically going down, a senior official said.In his report at the institu...

by Patrick Chitumba

Govt not going to remove non-Ndebele speaking teachers from primary schools

08 August 2014 | 2846 Views
GOVERNMENT will not remove non-Ndebele speaking teachers from primary schools in Matabeleland as there is a critical shortage of trained teachers, a senior official said yesterday.Speaking at ...

by Staff Reporter

Moyo urges students to venture into self-help projects

08 August 2014 | 1348 Views
BULAWAYO provincial education director Dan Moyo has urged students to be involved in self-help projects that include candle making as that is in line with the much-touted ZimAsset.In a speech ...

by Staff Reporter

Govt to monitor performance of individual teachers

04 August 2014 | 2213 Views
Government will monitor the performance of each individual teacher as part of measures to supervise schools and ensure delivery of quality education, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazaru...

by Staff Reporter

Zim govt lifts ban on extra lessons

03 August 2014 | 1872 Views
The Government has lifted its ban on extra lessons mainly for classes that will sit public examinations towards year-end and pupils who lost learning time due to unforeseen circumstances.Appli...

by Staff reporter

Non-Ndebele speaking teacher produced only ONE Grade 7 pass

03 August 2014 | 2921 Views
A HEADMISTRESS from Mangwe district last week told a Plumtree magistrate that only one pupil passed Grade Seven national examinations while being taught by a non-Ndebele speaking teacher during her tw...

by Thulani Ndlovu

Zim to send teachers to South Sudan

02 August 2014 | 4854 Views
Zimbabwe will soon send English and science teachers to the Republic of South Sudan in an exchange programme in an effort to help Africa's newest nation build its learning institutions.The tea...

by Staff Reporter

Dokora urges schools to apply for holiday lessons

02 August 2014 | 2396 Views
The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Lazarus Dokora has urged schools to apply for holiday lessons to their provincial education directors before the term ends.Addressing heads and...

by Staff Reporter

Govt set aside $460 000 for Graduate Entrepreneur and Employment Promotion Program

30 July 2014 | 1142 Views
Harare - Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Permanent Secretary, Dr Washington Mbizo says government has set aside $US 460 000 for the Graduate Entrepreneur and Employment Promotion Progra...

by Portia Sigauke

College banned from awarding degrees

28 July 2014 | 2546 Views
THE Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) has banned the International Institute of Philanthropy (IIP) from awarding degrees to anyone after it emerged that the institution is not registered....

by Mpumelelo Nyoni

School bars pupils from taking mid-term exams over school fees

27 July 2014 | 1705 Views
THE academic of some pupils at Pumula High School in Bulawayo is in jeopardy after they were barred from sitting for mid-term examinations over non- payment of school fees.The incident took p...

by Ngonidzashe Chiutsi

'Zimbabwe education system outdated'

23 July 2014 | 2436 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 | 3047 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 | 3586 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 | 2299 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 | 2956 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 | 1333 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 | 3210 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 | 4802 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 | 2974 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 | 2937 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 | 1717 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 | 3876 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 | 3764 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 | 2939 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 | 3930 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 | 3192 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 | 4298 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 | 1987 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 | 1338 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 | 4468 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 | 3114 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 | 1860 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 | 1781 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 | 1905 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 | 3578 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 | 4274 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 | 3839 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 | 2667 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 | 3293 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 | 3987 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
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