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45% of Cowdray Park children out of school

24 November 2015 | 1846 Views
A SURVEY by Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre Network (ZWRCN) has revealed that about 45 percent children of school going age in Cowdray Park are not in school owing to lack of primary schools in the Bul...
by Staff Reporter

Lower Six classes to start in second term

22 November 2015 | 2641 Views
LOWER Six pupils will now begin their Advanced level studies in the second term of the year instead of the current set up where they start during the last month of the first term and still pay fees in...
by Lungile Tshuma

School ordered to reinstate sex accused pupils

13 November 2015 | 1651 Views
NYAHUNI Adventist High School has been ordered to reinstate five pupils it recently expelled over bald and unsubstantiated allegations of engaging in sex after it emerged that the headmaster had not f...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

Mzilikazi Primary School seeks donations to build computer lab

06 November 2015 | 1911 Views
Mzilikazi Primary School in Bulawayo has invited all former students, residents and well wishers to a meeting at the school this Saturday (7 November 2015) at ...
by Ndou Paul

'Parents are encouraged to pay school fees'

02 November 2015 | 2233 Views
THE DEPUTY Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Paul Mavima, has said it is the duty of all government and parliamentary officials to encourage parents to pay their children's school fees and ...
by Stephen Jakes

School blown off by strong winds

02 November 2015 | 2723 Views
Harare East Member of Parliament Terence Mukupe has lamented the destruction of a Primary School in his constituency which had its roof blown off by heavy winds and rain.Mukupe made the re...
by Stephen Jakes

Bulawayo schools top Zimbabwe charts

26 October 2015 | 2952 Views
BULAWAYO province recorded the highest overall pass rates in the 2014 Grade Seven and O-Level public examinations while posting exceptional results at A-Level.An examination results analysis b...
by Pamela Shumba

Drunk female pupil strips at school

24 October 2015 | 3981 Views
A drunk form three female pupil at Ihlathi High School in Bulawayo stripped in front of other schoolmates during a bash at school.According to B-Metro, the bash was held after an illegal civic...
by Staff Reporter

Hunger forces 6000 Mat'land pupils to drop out of school

18 October 2015 | 4229 Views
OVER 6 000 pupils in the Matabeleland region has dropped out of school due to hunger.Education authorities in the region have cut learning hours as a significant number of pupils come to class...
by Staff Reporter

Students demo rocks church run High School

17 October 2015 | 4172 Views
A STUDENT unrest has rocked the United Church of Christ (UCCZ)-run Mt Selinda High School in Chipinge where militant pupils took to the streets protesting against church officials for illegally confis...
by Luthando Mapepa

Ngwalongwalo school commissions admin block

12 October 2015 | 2026 Views
Ngwalongwalo Primary School has since commissioned its administration block as the council run school seek to upgrade its standard of operation through infrastructural development.This came ou...
by Stephen Jakes

Teacher forces Grade 7 pupils to pay $5 per month for extra hours

11 October 2015 | 4006 Views
A GRADE Seven teacher at Mahlabezulu Primary School in Tshabalala, Bulawayo has caused a stir at the school after she started operating her own parallel class where pupils are forced to pay $5 per mon...
by Lungile Tshuma

Education ministry must have way to encourage parents to pay fees - MP

11 October 2015 | 2688 Views
Zaka MP Paradza Chakona has challenged the Primary and secondary Education Ministry to find a way to encourage parents to pay their childreen's schools fees as it had emerged that many were taking to ...
by Stephen Jakes

Bombings hit Bulawayo schools

04 October 2015 | 5872 Views
THE Government will soon ban schools from handling cash and order them to use banks for all transactions following a rise in the use of dynamite to bomb safes by robbers who raided four schools in Bul...
by Richard Muponde

Plumtree High School to enroll girls

28 September 2015 | 2278 Views
Plumtree High School is set to enrol girls to boost the school's low enrolment figures.The all-boys school now has 150 day scholars and 152 boarders yet the facilities could accommodate up to ...
by Staff Reporter

Chikurubi needs 12 classrooms

24 September 2015 | 1695 Views
Harare East MP Terence Mukupe has indicated that Chikurubi Primary School in his constituency needs 12 classrooms for the Early Childhood Education classes.Mukupe said he was touring Chikurubi...
by Stephen Jakes

Hysteria hits Mthunzi schools

23 September 2015 | 2102 Views
A wave of hysteria has hit Mthunzi primary and secondary schools in Mhangura constituency.The hysteria first gripped scores of pupils at Mthunzi primary school, who simultaneously felt some pi...
by Staff Reporter

Back to school

08 September 2015 | 1879 Views
Schools are opening today for the defining third term for Grade seven, Ordinary and Advanced Level students.It was a hive of activity on the streets of Harare as borders prepared to return to ...
by Schools open

Massive school dropouts predicted

07 September 2015 | 1708 Views
IMMIGRANTS welfare bodies in South Africa and civic society groups have warned that the recent job losses experienced in Zimbabwe and cessation of "absentee" teachers' salaries by government could cau...
by Staff reporter

Teenager (15) forces schoolmates to suck her privates

31 August 2015 | 4894 Views
A GRADE Seven pupil at Odzi Primary School who was in the habit of forcing her junior schoolmates to suck her privates in return for peaches last week appeared in court facing indecent assault charges...
by Staff Reporter

'Founders High School Head boy has been titled the 2015 head boy of the year'

29 August 2015 | 530 Views
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by Byo Resident

Corporal punishment rife in Zim schools

22 August 2015 | 3036 Views
THE Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (Zimta) has expressed concern at the continued use of corporal punishment in schools, a development that has seen many teachers facing disciplinary action. Addressin...
by Pamela Shumba

Schools resist holiday lessons ban

16 August 2015 | 3015 Views
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education directive banning holiday lessons faces imminent resistance from schools, amid indications that a number of institutions had invited pupils in examinati...
by Staff reporter

School boy choked before being robbed

13 August 2015 | 2086 Views
A schoolboy who was walking to his home in Bulawayo after school was mugged and choked by two men before they could steal his mobile phones.This was heard by Bulawayo magistrate Charity Maphos...
by Stephen Jakes

No holiday lessons, schools told

07 August 2015 | 3128 Views
Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Paul Mavhima, has said all schools must observe and follow the school calendar. This comes amid concerns that some schools were planning...
by Staff reporter

Plumtree High school fails to pay workers for 8 months

04 August 2015 | 3389 Views
Plumtree High School is reportedly to have failed to pay workers for the past 8 months a development which the workers blamed for the abuse of funds by authorities.A parent who spoke to th...
by Stephen Jakes

Nkulumane girls drop out of school for sex parties

21 July 2015 | 9931 Views
Nkulumane township residents in Bulawayo are in a state of panic as scores of girls are dropping out of school or running from home to join sex and beer groups.Area councilor, Rodney Jele con...
by Staff Reporter

Parents, headmistress clash over missing school funds

18 July 2015 | 4730 Views
Parents and guardians of pupils attending Rugare Government Primary School are up in arms with the school headmistress whom they accuse of misappropriating funds and allowing some teachers to ill-...
by Staff reporter

Mysterious deaths at school

17 July 2015 | 6810 Views
MYSTERIOUS deaths have hit a primary school in Mutare District, with three pupils having lost their lives recently.What is baffling the Chitakatira community is that only Grade Seven pupils pr...
by Mercy Ngwebvu and Tendai Gukutikwa

82 pregnant, married girls drop out of school

16 July 2015 | 5482 Views
At least 82 school girls in Kwekwe district have dropped out of school after they either married or fell pregnant since the beginning of the year.According to Kwekwe district education officer...
by Staff Reporter

Eleven girls fall pregnant in one school

10 July 2015 | 5769 Views
Eleven students at Sojini High school in Mbembesi dropped out of school due to pregnancies.The girls are aged between 12 and 20, the school development committee chairperson Ntombizondwa Meyap...
by Staff Reporter

Form Three boy wins Child Presidency

19 June 2015 | 4794 Views
A form three boy, Samuel Nyarenda from Mazowe High school in Mashonaland Central province was declared the winner for the child president after gaining 48 votes beating the other nine in a contest...
by Stephen Jakes

'Boarding schools seem to have lost direction'

11 June 2015 | 6093 Views
10:40pm, Jun 10 - ‪+263 7* *** ****‬: Editor,Honestly nowadays' boarding schools seem to have lost direction. Very little supervision on the part of the teachers seem to be in place here. ...
by Concerned parent

Empandeni standards dropping

10 June 2015 | 6844 Views
EDITOR,If what is happening at one of the country's once revered schools, Empandeni Girls High in Matabeleland South, is anything to go by then pupils and their parents are in a for a rude awa...
by Concerned Parents, Bulawayo

Millions of girls remain out of school

06 June 2015 | 3494 Views
The gender gap has narrowed, but progress is starting to stall Bright-eyed and clever, a young girl from a small village in Malawi shares her wish ...
by Franck Kuwonu

Collin Nyabadza Charitable Trust Donates Classroom Furniture in Bubi District

31 May 2015 | 3725 Views
It was an emotional day for the parents, children and teachers at Majiji Primary School in Bubi District, Zimbabwe as the Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust (CNCVCT) kindly donated ...
by Staff Reporter

3000 children drop out from school every year in Mat South - CSO

31 May 2015 | 3172 Views
A Non Governmental organisation has claimed that 3000 children drop out from school every year  in Matabeleland South Province due to various reasons.You have It In Your Foundation (Y...
by Stephen Jakes

Evil spirits descend on school

27 May 2015 | 4349 Views
ABOUT 80 pupils staying at Mbuyazwe High School in Umguza, Matabeleland North were sent home after a number of them suffered from hysteria in a suspected attack from what villagers said were evil spir...
by Siphilisiwe Mloyi

Matabeleland North schools get Wi-Fi connection

20 May 2015 | 1862 Views
AT least eight rural schools in Matabeleland North Province now have wireless internet (Wi-Fi) connection. They also received 80 laptops each for use by pupils as part of the country's e-learning ...
by Leonard Ncube

'St Patrick's Primary detains pupils for not paying their fees in full'

08 May 2015 | 4151 Views
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by Conerned Parent

'Uniform scandal at JW Mthimkhulu primary school'

08 May 2015 | 4502 Views
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by Conerned Parent

It's back to school once again

04 May 2015 | 3985 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 schools disregard children's rights'

23 April 2015 | 2368 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

O level exam fee up

02 April 2015 | 8604 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 | 3641 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 | 5151 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 | 4169 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 | 1691 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 | 3124 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 | 7371 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

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