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Teen hangs self at parents' house

28 January 2015 | 2901 Views
A FORMER Form Four pupil committed suicide allegedly by hanging at his parents' home in Magwegwe North over yet to be disclosed reasons. Simba Makumbe, 18, a former Form Four pupil at Sikhuli...
by Oswell Moyo

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

28 January 2015 | 3736 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

Zanu-PF harasses civil servants in Mash West

27 January 2015 | 2046 Views
A qualified teacher at Oldonio Primary School in Hurungwe East, Ward 19, has been barred from attending classes since opening day by a gang of Zanu PF thugs led by the notorious ward councilor, one C...
by Staff Reporter

Boy loses front teeth in school fight

27 January 2015 | 2517 Views
A FORM 3 pupil at Milton High School in Bulawayo lost four teeth after he was assaulted by a group of prefects at the school. The attack is now being investigated by the Ministry of Primary and S...
by Molline Gagare

Hot-seating to blame for poor results

27 January 2015 | 1157 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

Girl (9) found dead after being turned away from school

25 January 2015 | 2141 Views
A nine-year-old girl from Kondo Village in Guruve has been found dead four days following her disappearance after being turned away from school over non-payment of US$15 school fees.The bo...
by Debra Matabvu

Convicted child molester working with children again

25 January 2015 | 3015 Views
School teacher and triathlon coach David Gardner is allegedly still involved in the coaching of young children at another elite boys' school despite having been convicted and sentenced to two years in...
by Staff Reporter

'A' level results out

22 January 2015 | 4166 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

School of mines chases away students for fees

20 January 2015 | 5775 Views
The School of Mines in Bulawayo yesterday sent away more than half of its close to 100 students for non-payment of fees. Some students mostly beginners who had paid a deposit of $1 700 tow...
by Staff reporter

Headmasters warned

17 January 2015 | 3555 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

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

Bonuses threaten schools opening

05 January 2015 | 1828 Views
Teachers are threatening to go on strike next week as they are accusing the Government of failing to come up with the exact date when they would be paid their 13th cheque. However, the Min...
by Staff reporter

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

05 January 2015 | 2552 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

Some schools fail to comply with govt's directives

03 January 2015 | 3500 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

Form 2 pupil commits suicide over girlfriend

03 January 2015 | 4787 Views
A 15-year-old Form Two pupil at Pumula High School in Bulawayo, who had been excluded from school at the end of the last term, has committed suicide after allegedly being dumped by his girlfriend. ...
by Oswell Moyo

'Not happy with Borrowdale brooke academy'

19 December 2014 | 1563 Views
Please note that Bulawayo24 does not edit WhatsApp updates. We publish them as sent by our readers and we do not disclose the sender's telephone Number....
by Concerned Citizen

Panic over Form 1 places

18 December 2014 | 3732 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

Tonga to be examined at O' Level

16 December 2014 | 2671 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

Video of pupils sleeping with each along school corridor goes viral

14 December 2014 | 6274 Views
A four-minute video clip, titled 'Yizo Yizo' went viral this week. It shows pupils at Chris J Botha (CJB) Secondary School in Bosmont, SA, engaging in sex along the school's corridor.They are...
by Staff reporter

My School My Future

10 December 2014 | 1064 Views
BONGANI MNCUBE uchaza ngohlelo lwe MY SCHOOL MY FUTURE.Ngokuzwa ukungenzi kahle kwezikolo zakithi eMATABELELAND ezithole ozero percent sahlala phansi njengabazali sizama ukuthi sibone ukuthi akuk...
by Bongani Mncube

Zimbabwe to increase primary school years from 2015

08 December 2014 | 8762 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

Pupils cheat death as winds blow off classroom roof

01 December 2014 | 1858 Views
SCORES of pupils learning at Gwambe Secondary School in Bulilima District cheated death when strong winds blew the roof off a classroom block, a day after the school was officially opened.The ...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Cops called in to restore order at Founders High

29 November 2014 | 5043 Views
POLICE were called to maintain order at Founders High School in Bulawayo on Thursday following wild celebrations by pupils after sitting their final examinations. Scores of Form 4 pupils at th...
by Thandeka Moyo

Zimsec English paper leaks again?

28 November 2014 | 6692 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 | 4427 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

Parents face legal action over unpaid school fees

24 November 2014 | 2004 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

Hwange schools in deplorable state as pupils sit on floors while learning

19 November 2014 | 1668 Views
MATABELELAND NORTH - A CONSTITUENCY Development Committee in Hwange West has expressed concern over the state of education facilities, with most rural schools reported to be without furniture and ...
by Staff Reporter

Parent storms grade 6 classroom, assaults bully

16 November 2014 | 2755 Views
A 41-YEAR-OLD Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs employee has been fined $50 (or 15 days in jail) for assaulting a 13-year-old Grade Six pupil, after he stormed into her class and attacked her in f...
by Mncedisi Buhali

2 students drown after sneaked out of school to swim in a nearby dam

12 November 2014 | 5604 Views
Tragedy struck Mount St Mary's High School in Wedza over the weekend when four students who had reportedly sneaked out of the school premises drowned while swimming in a nearby dam...
by Staff reporter

At Assembly point... Mtshabezi High School

11 November 2014 | 6205 Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32K_avKlkLw ...
by Staff Reporter

20 pupils survive lightning strike

10 November 2014 | 2523 Views
AT LEAST 20 primary school pupils escaped death by a whisker in two separate incidents when lightning struck Tshitatshawa and Sasedza Primary Schools in Tsholotsho district.The incidents occur...
by Staff reporter

Bomb blast at school kills 20 people just before classes

10 November 2014 | 3865 Views
DAMATURU Nigeria - At least 20 people, most of them students, were killed in a bomb blast at a secondary school in Nigeria's northeastern town of Potiskum on Monday as they gathered for assembly befo...
by Staff Reporter

NASH U16 girls hurdles champ in financial limbo

10 November 2014 | 1353 Views
NYASHA SITHOLE is in a quandary owing to her failure to get money for air fares to participate in the African Youth Championships scheduled to be hosted by Mauritius from April 23 to 16May 2015.The 15...
by Staff Reporter

'How can a normal teacher beat a candidate at the entrance to the exam?'

10 November 2014 | 3801 Views
Please note that Bulawayo24 does not edit WhatsApp updates. We publish them as sent by our readers and we do not disclose the sender'...
by Concerned Citizen

Boarding master caught pants down with matron

21 October 2014 | 9238 Views
THE boarding master at Hama High School in the Midlands Province was allegedly caught red-handed last Saturday engaging in sex with a matron at the school.The boarding master only identif...
by Staff reporter

12-member gang stabbing in school investigated

18 October 2014 | 3102 Views
A 12-member gang of bullies are believed to be behind the stabbing of a Form 4 pupil at Njube High School in Bulawayo.Bulawayo Provincial Education Director Dan Moyo said that a team of psych...
by Staff Reporter

Former students urged support their former schools

13 October 2014 | 2334 Views
A cabinet minister, Francis Nhema has called on all educated Zimbabweans to play a leading role in spearheading development at their former schools to help develop the local education system....
by Staff reporter

Scandal at UBH School of Nursing exposed

12 October 2014 | 3023 Views
The Sunday News has revealed that nursing students at the  United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) School of Nursing are being forced to buy books and other equipment from hospital officials at inflated...
by Staff Reporter

Notorious schoolgirl slaps teacher

10 October 2014 | 4403 Views
A WANKIE secondary school form 3 pupil (name withheld) reportedly slapped her teacher recently for reprimanding her for making noise in class.According to, a local tabloid, the student who...
by Staff reporter

Moral decay as 10 girls are expelled from school due to pregnancy

10 October 2014 | 3377 Views
TEN schoolgirls from Tokwana High School in Bulilima have been reportedly expelled from school as a result of pregnancy, a local tabloid publication reports.Among the ten girls, reports st...
by Staff reporter

Government must move in swiftly in satelite schools - WhatsApp update

09 October 2014 | 1585 Views
13:23, 9 Oct - ‪+263 7* *** ****‬: THE GOVERNMENT MUST MOVE IN SWIFTLY IN SATELITE SCHOOLSA lot of people are complaining about the the so called sa...
by Concerned Citizen

'Mafia' blazer-boy up for murder

08 October 2014 | 2372 Views
TWO years after he attempted to kill a 15-year-old classmate by striking him with a brick on the head before pouring boiling water on him after suspecting him of stealing his socks, a 17-year old ...
by Court reporter

Abortions rife at tertiary schools

05 October 2014 | 2437 Views
THOUSANDS of female students at tertiary institutions are resorting to risky methods to terminate pregnancies. According to NewZimbabwe.com, the director of a civil society group, Saywhat, Jim...
by Staff reporter

200 schoolchildren escape death

03 October 2014 | 3418 Views
TWO HUNDRED primary schoolchildren escaped unhurt when a fire gutted a Victoria Falls lodge they were booked in for a school trip on Wednesday night.Tatenda Safari Lodge in the tourism hub of ...
by Staff Reporter

EcoSchool targets 70% local varsity students in 18 months

02 October 2014 | 2473 Views
ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe is targeting to register 70% of local university students on its digital education platform within 18 months, an executive said. Speaking at the EcoSchool national...
by Staff Reporter

Tshelanyemba Ex Students Association giving back to the community

30 September 2014 | 3148 Views
Tshelanyemba High School established in the year 1981 in Motobo District is having a Prize giving ceremony and dedication of a classroom block to the late John Sisana Nare the man who mobilised the co...
by Tshelanyemba Ex Students Association

Zim needs over 2 000 schools

30 September 2014 | 1737 Views
THE country is operating with a deficit of 2,056 schools, a development that has been blamed for the poor pass rates.Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Paul Mavhi...
by Loveness Bepete

ZAPU Donates Science equipment to schools

21 September 2014 | 2200 Views
Mr Lawrence Siziba, the ZAPU Member of Parliament candidate for Nkayi North; who is the Secretary for Education and Health for ZAPU Europe province, managed to source a huge consignment of science...
by Thulani Nkala

Parents ashamed to send disabled children to school - Dokora

20 September 2014 | 1956 Views
Education minister Lazarus Dokora has called on parents to send children with disabilities to school saying he had realised that most did not as they were ashamed of their off spring."There ar...
by Staff Reporter

Form 3 pupil gives birth in school toilet

19 September 2014 | 4367 Views
Lessons stopped at Bulawayo's Sobukhazi High School as pupils rushed to catch a glimpse of a form three pupil who gave birth at the school toilets.The 17-year-old pupil (name withheld), who is...
by Staff Reporter

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