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O level exam fee up

02 April 2015 | 8055 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

Hot seating for Grade zero

01 April 2015 | 3090 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

Milton Junior School parents angry at Mugabe

31 March 2015 | 4757 Views
Parents at Milton Junior School where on Monday up in arms with school authorities after being told that Samuel Parirenyatwa Street cannot have speed humps as it was used by President Robert Mugabe....
by Thobekile Zhou

Cyrene farm takeover 'error'

12 March 2015 | 3888 Views
THE Anglican Church-run Cyrene Mission's administrators say they believe that the gazetting of the institution's farm for land redistribution was an "administrative error" by the government.Of...
by Auxilia Katongomara

Only one institution to be electrified in Mat North this year

12 March 2015 | 1498 Views
THE MINISTER OF ENERGY AND POWER DEVELOPMENT Dr Samuel Udenge has said government is only able to electrify just one institution out of 47 in Matabeleland North Province this year due to shortages of ...
by Thobekile Zhou

Grade 6 pupil expelled after reporting gross beating by teacher

09 March 2015 | 2840 Views
3:48pm, Mar 9 - ‪+263 7* *** ****: Today my son was expelled from school after I had reported on social media the gross beating up of his Grade 6A class b...
by Concerned Parent

Govt forcing Cyrene High School to close down

08 March 2015 | 6794 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 | 2012 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

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

05 March 2015 | 2045 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

25 O-Level students high on weed, suspended

05 March 2015 | 2549 Views
Mqokolweni High School in Mangwe District has reportedly suspended 25 O-Level students, including girls, for 10 schools days after they were caught smoking cannabis.One of the girls who claime...
by Staff Reporter

'Include Mugabe's legacy in school syllabi'

01 March 2015 | 1061 Views
Respected educationist Professor Caiphas Nziramasanga says the school curriculum should include more content on Zimbabwe's nationalists, principally President Mugabe.Prof Nziramasanga  to...
by Staff reporter

Nationwide blitz on unregistered driving schools

27 February 2015 | 1000 Views
THE Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police has embarked on a nationwide exercise to apprehend owners of unregistered driving schools and unqualified drivin...
by Oswell Moyo

Bogus driving schools surge

19 February 2015 | 2382 Views
Police in Harare and the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) have launched a joint operation code-named "Takuona" to flush out illegal driving schools which have mushroomed in and around the...
by Staff reporter

Girl dies after classmate pulls chair from under her

18 February 2015 | 8692 Views
A 17-year-old girl has died at the Eden Park Secondary School, in Alberton, after a classmate pulled a chair out from under her."They alleged that she was in class and as she was about to ...
by Sapa

Angry birds break classroom windows, forces school to close

15 February 2015 | 3199 Views
TO many children, the phrase "angry birds" only refers to a video game. To Zhombili Primary School pupils, "angry birds" refers to birds that are in the habit of breaking classroom windows with their...
by Lungile Tshuma

Zimbabwe top 100 O-level schools - 2015 list

10 February 2015 | 15202 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Top 100 O-Level schools

10 February 2015 | 6118 Views
JOHN Tallach, St Columba's, Maranatha High School, Usher, Minda, Mtshabezi, David Livingstone and Manama are the best O' Level schools in Matabeleland after recording high pass rates and being in the ...
by Pamela Shumba

Plumtree High worst school in Zimbabwe according to A level results

09 February 2015 | 6347 Views
PLUMTREE High School in Mangwe District, Matabeleland South Province is the country's second worst school after recording a 33, 33 percent pass rate, according to the November 2014 Zimbabwe School Exa...
by Pamela Shumba

Lightning strikes, kills Grade 6 girl in school yard

04 February 2015 | 4656 Views
A grade six pupil at Gampu Primary School in  Bulawayo's Mpopoma suburb died today after she was struck by lightning in the school yard.Teachers at the school said the girl whose family ...
by Staff Reporter

Headmistress beats pupil to death

04 February 2015 | 6665 Views
Beating up a pupil for misbehaving in class proved costly to a headmistress after the victim collapsed and died during the punishment. Modester Rubhabha (43), who is the acting headmistress o...
by Tendai Rupapa

Matabeleland South 2014 Grade 7 Schools ranking - list

02 February 2015 | 5558 Views
FIFTEEN primary schools in Matabeleland South province recorded zero percent pass rate in the 2014 Grade Seven public examinations up from 13 the previous year.According to a Zimbabwe Schools ...
by Thandeka Moyo

Teen hangs self at parents' house

28 January 2015 | 3445 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 | 5667 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 | 2364 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 | 3158 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 | 1729 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 | 2523 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 | 3244 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 | 4778 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 | 6093 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 | 3995 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 | 1282 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 | 2098 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 | 2997 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 | 3807 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 | 5070 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 | 2069 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 | 4008 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 | 3007 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 | 6676 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 | 1339 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 | 9758 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 | 2009 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 | 5322 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 | 7114 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 | 4639 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 | 2189 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 | 1933 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 | 2885 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 | 5935 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

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