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'I wasted time at school,' says Tuku

09 April 2014 | 3893 Views
Music superstar Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi bemoans the time he wasted pursuing academic studies that he had no passion for.The 62 year old internationally recognised music icon who has just return...
by Staff reporter

Coghlan Primary students refuse to learn in Shona

09 April 2014 | 9482 Views
Grade Four (4) students at Coghlan Primary school in Bulawayo are reportedly being taught by a Shona speaking Student Teacher on teaching practice and have hence could not learn properly. Repo...
by Bulawayo Leaders

Exams centre fee scandal

09 April 2014 | 3203 Views
Emmerson NjanjamangeziPrivate colleges and government schools are ripping off helpless and unsuspecting students and parents through overcharging Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) cen...
by Staff reporter

Eveline High School faces closure

02 April 2014 | 8416 Views
Eveline Girls High School in Bulawayo is facing closure as it is operating without potable water after the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) disconnected supplies to the government institution over a $500 ...
by Nkosana Sibanda

Mismanagement of funds at Umguza Primary School

31 March 2014 | 1571 Views
Byo24 there is gross mismanagement of public funds at Umguza Primary School in Byo. School accounts are being updated using pencil. Currently the school cleck is on suspension but the head is continui...
by Concerned parent

Bulawayo schools using wrong syllabus

30 March 2014 | 2618 Views
A NUMBER of O-level pupils in Bulawayo are at risk of failing June and November Literature in English examinations as they are reading the wrong set books, this paper can exclusively reveal....
by Kay Kaseke

Govt outlaws extra lesson for school kids

30 March 2014 | 2606 Views
The education minister also revealed that his ministry had outlawed the holding of holiday and extra lessons in all primary and secondary schools.He said a circular noti...
by Staff reporter

Zim schools to get buses from China

30 March 2014 | 1993 Views
GOVERNMENT has entered into a multi-million-dollar deal with China which will see local primary and secondary schools purchasing buses on credit from a Chinese bus manufacturing company, a Cabine...
by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Woman jailed for sending kids to better school

28 March 2014 | 6278 Views
USA - An Ohio mother's attempt to provide her daughters with a better education landed her behind bars.Kelley Williams-Bolar was in 2011 convicted of lying about her residency to get her daug...
by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe to review schools curricula

26 March 2014 | 2142 Views
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education says it is reviewing the schools curricula, with a bias on the country's history and aspirations to uphold national values from early childhood developm...
by Staff reporter

'Stupid' minister defends high failure rate in Matabeleland

21 March 2014 | 3248 Views
THE Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora, has defended examination performances by schools in Matabeleland saying the region was on the positive track. Only 10 second...
by Patrick Chitumba

No leniency on exam cheats

18 March 2014 | 2041 Views
Government will not be lenient on the 680 candidates from nine schools in the Midlands who were linked to the leaking of two Ordinary Level examination question papers last year, a Cabinet Minister sa...
by Patrick Chitumba

Headmaster dismissed over poor results

18 March 2014 | 4513 Views
THE headmaster of Thornhill Primary School in Chatsworth, Gutu, has allegedly been transferred or dismissed from work altogether over poor examination results.James Munyaradzi allegedly gave i...
by Walter Mswazie

'Head turned girls school into shebeen'

17 March 2014 | 6896 Views
The former Eveline High School head, Rosemary Moyo, implicated in the $1 million fraud scandal, has been accused of turning the government school into a 'shebeen' as she allegedly sold alcohol to stud...
by Nkosana Sibanda

Mugabe officially opens school named after his late sister

15 March 2014 | 2731 Views
PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday officially opened a secondary school in Zvimba South constituency named after his late sister and national heroine, Sabina Mugabe (pictured right), who died on July 29, 201...
by Farirai Machivenyika

'I can not follow my dream in my own country' - WhatsApp update

10 March 2014 | 1862 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 Student

Parent complains about Mzinyathini High School - WhatsApp update

10 March 2014 | 1878 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 Parent

Dad bashes son over poor school results

10 March 2014 | 2474 Views
AN allegedly abusive Gwanda man has been brought before the courts to answer charges of physically abusing his 14-year-old Grade Five son over poor results.Abdala Mwamadi (44) of Flat 6A Spit...
by Staff reporter

Parent unhappy with JZ Moyo high - WhatsApp update

09 March 2014 | 1891 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 Parent

Schoolboys struck and killed by train

07 March 2014 | 3575 Views
David Sibanda (16) and Ntsele Kholwane (16) from Etwatwa Secondary School were on their way to school on Wednesday morning when they were struck by a train.Sifungo Gujane said the train his fr...
by Staff Reporter

Econet offers free internet for schools and universities

04 March 2014 | 6508 Views
A local mobile company has launched a free internet access programme for schools and universities in a move that has been described as complimenting government's e-learning programme.In a maj...
by Staff Reporter

School closes as goblins sexually abuse teachers

03 March 2014 | 8332 Views
A secondary in Tsholotsholo, Matabeleland North has gone for almost two weeks without lessons, amid reports that goblins have been raping female teachers in their sleep.A teacher at Ekuph...
by Staff Reporter

Primary School extra lessons a cause for concern

03 March 2014 | 2243 Views
EDITORAllow me to air out my views on the issues of extra lessons which have now become a cause for concern at Kuwadzana 6 Primary School in Harare. As a concerned parent I thought it wise to...
by John Mukumbo

Mapostori call for dedicated boarding schools

02 March 2014 | 2677 Views
 HARARE - Union for Development of Apostolic Churches in Zimbabwe (Udaciza) claims the provision of more boarding schools dedicated to apostolic children would help reduce human rights violations...
by Staff Reporter

British govt gives Zimbabwe $10 million for school fees

27 February 2014 | 3518 Views
The UK government has provided an extra $10 million to enable thousands of poor children across Zimbabwe to access basic education.The Social Welfare Ministry asked for help from the UK's Depa...
by Nomalanga Moyo

What happens to the 80% who failed O-level?

25 February 2014 | 4136 Views
Ordinary ('O') level exam results are out, and the pass rate is a mere 20%. That means only 20% of the students who sat for the exam may proceed to the next academic level. What happens to the 80%...
by Lesley Nyirenda

2 Bulawayo schools make in national top A-Level schools list

25 February 2014 | 3452 Views
MPOPOMA and Pumula High schools in Bulawayo are the only two schools in the Matabeleland region that made it into the national top 100 list based on the November 2013 Advanced Level results.Mp...
by Pamela Shumba

Illegal schools sprout in Bulawayo

23 February 2014 | 2087 Views
SCORES of illegal backyard schools have sprouted in Bulawayo where garages, houses and churches are being converted into classrooms.A snap survey carried out by Standard...
by Staff reporter

School heads warned on Lower six fees

22 February 2014 | 2734 Views
Lower Sixth Form classes begin on March 3 with school heads being instructed to calculate this term's fees and levies on a proportional basis.In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Primary ...
by Staff Reporter

A-level top 100 schools - list

21 February 2014 | 6437 Views
Marist Brothers Nyanga High School in Manicaland Province is the best Advanced Level school in Zimbabwe, having attained a 100 percent pass rate in the 2013 Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council Zimse...
by Staff reporter

Top 100 Grade 7 schools in Zimbabwe

19 February 2014 | 9907 Views
Twenty-three primary schools, led by Kwekwe-based private school, Camelot Primary, attained an incredible 100 percent pass rate in the November 2013, Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) exam...
by Staff Reporter

Vatal Primary School robbing parents in daylight

19 February 2014 | 3570 Views
Vatal primary school located in Msasa Park is charging unrealistic prices for their school uniforms. The school insists that uniforms be bought at the centre and nowhere else to the extent of chec...
by Concerned and angry Parent

Business school offering managers full MBA scholarship

18 February 2014 | 3728 Views
Two months down the line Rwandan Domina Undoyeneza has already learned the key lesson: time management "Effective education is the foundation of the long run develop...
by Business School Nederland

Man bashes daughter over A-level exam failure, jailed

15 February 2014 | 3577 Views
A MAN has been jailed after violently lashing out at his daughter for coming home with less-than-impressive A' Level results.Cassien Bhanditi, 47, of Mkoba 14 in Gweru, ...
by Staff reporter

Sacred Heart Girls High opens its doors with 49 students

15 February 2014 | 2752 Views
NEWLY constructed Sacred Heart Girls High School in Umzingwane District has opened its doors with 49 pioneer Form One pupils enrolling for the first term.Construction of...
by Nqobile Tshili

O-level top 100 schools

13 February 2014 | 15994 Views
The overall pass rate for November 2013 was 20,72 percent, a 2,32 percent increase from November 2012 pass rate of 18,4 percent.Esau Nhandara, the Zimsec director  said November results ...
by Staff reporter

O-Level top schools

13 February 2014 | 9356 Views
Church-run schools led by Monte Cassino in Macheke produced the best Zimbabwe Schools Examination November 2013 Ordinary Level results, according to results released on Tuesday. Monte Ca...
by Staff reporter

Classroom collapses, pupils injured

12 February 2014 | 1756 Views
THREE pupils sustained injuries when a mud and pole classroom collapsed during lessons at Kalungwizi Secondary School in Lusulu, Binga.Matabeleland North provincial education director Boithate...
by Staff reporter

Ritualist scoop soil from children's playground

10 February 2014 | 2175 Views
Residents of Bulawayo's Pumula East suburb were yesterday left stunned after a woman entered a local pre-school and scooped a handful of soil for suspected ritual purposes.Suspicious residents...
by Nqobile Tshili

Guta Ramwari to build a secondary school

09 February 2014 | 3382 Views
GUTA Ramwari plans to build a secondary school in Tshabalala as one of its future projects in Bulawayo.The institution has already acquired land from the Bulawayo City ...
by Staff reporter

Hysteria attacks 15 girls at school

08 February 2014 | 2476 Views
MAVHUDZI High (Nyazura) was this week hit by mystical hysteria which attacked at least 15 girls, forcing their parents to temporarily withdraw them from the institution. The victims were repor...
by Samuel Kadungure

Edinburgh Business School celebrates success of African graduates

07 February 2014 | 983 Views
On the 8th February, Edinburgh Business School will mark the achievements of its long-standing presence in Africa with a celebration event for graduates. The event will see 200 graduates from across ...
by Staff writer

Gokomere High tops in A-Level results

06 February 2014 | 4695 Views
GOKOMERE High School came out tops in last year's Advanced Level examinations in Masvingo Province with 16 pupils getting 15 or more points. The ...
by Staff reporter

VID wants driving curriculum in schools

06 February 2014 | 2155 Views
The Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) wants government to introduce a driving curriculum in schools.Appearing before the portfolio committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on ...
by Staff reporter

School bus driver sexually abuse school girls

03 February 2014 | 3920 Views
A Gweru man, employed as a bus driver at Chaplin High School has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing school girls he lured to his house. Sources close to the investigations said the s...
by Staff reporter

Noah's Floods continued wreaking havoc in Bulawayo - Photo

02 February 2014 | 4772 Views
Umguza River overflowed its banks and destroyed the brick wall surrounding Eastview High School this morning. Noah's Floods have continued wreaking havoc in the city. ...
by Mafu Sithabile

Pupils abscond school in fear of baboons

02 February 2014 | 1969 Views
A NUMBER of pupils from Paradzamwa and Murowa primary schools are absconding lessons in fear of being attacked by a troop of baboons that have been camping at mountains in Murowa in Zvishavane...
by Dumisani Nsingo

Man (28) 'bashes' wife (24) to death over schoolboy

01 February 2014 | 4985 Views
A 28-year-old Nyazura man is alleged to have fatally assaulted his 24-year-old wife after accusing her of having an affair with a school boy from the area.Police confirmed the death of Mi...
by The Weekender | Brenda Saburi

Paying school fees is unconstitutional, says MDC-T

25 January 2014 | 2243 Views
Government should prioritise and amend the Education Act to ensure that every Zimbabwean child is guaranteed free education in accordance with the new constitution, says the MDC-T.The Zimbabwe...
by thezimbabwean

Bulawayo schools now require fees to be paid in US dollars

24 January 2014 | 3320 Views
THE weakening of the South African rand against the United States dollar has sparked an outcry in Bulawayo and parts of the southern region with some public institutions now refusing payment in rand....
by Staff reporter

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