Breaking News

'Bring back ZJC,' says Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter
14 February 2013 | 4698 Views
ZANU-PF Rushinga senator Damian Mumvuri on Tuesday urged the government to consider re-introducing the Zimbabwe Junior Certificate (ZJC) to ensure that only students with good results were allowed to proceed to Ordinary Level.

Mumvuri told Senate that the 81,6% "O" Level failure rate recorded last year could have been caused by the gap created by the scrapping off of ZJC examinations.

"I believe the absence of continuous assessment which was created by removing ZJC is an oversight which is costing us," he said.

"We must call for the reintroduction of ZJC so that there is continuous assessment." Mumvuri said the high failure rate could also have been caused by shortage of qualified teachers, amid reports that the country had a shortfall of 30 000 qualified teachers.

"Statistics indicate that Zimbabwe currently has a teaching staff complement of about 106 000 teachers out of the required 136 000 teachers," he said.

"We are short of about 30 000 qualified teachers and most schools, especially in the rural areas, have to rely on relief or unqualified teachers.




"This is one of the reasons why we have poor results. They (students) are taught by unqualified teachers," he said.

"The Deputy Minister of Education, Lazarus Dokora, told me qualified teachers refuse to go to rural areas to take up posts.

"They would rather stay in the urban areas.

"We must introduce incentives to lure the teachers so that they go there and help the rural folk who are by far the majority of the people we have in the country."

Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart attributed the poor Zimbabwe School Examinations Councils 2012.

"O" Level results to the crisis that beset the education sector before the formation of the inclusive government.

He said thousands of teachers had deserted the service between 2005 and 2009 disrupting learning activities at most schools.

ZJC

Source: newsday

Should Miss World Zimbabwe have been dethroned?

Yes
30.85%
No
64.74%
Not sure
4.41%
363

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Passengers left stranded as Air Zimbabwe runs out of fuel

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 60 Views

Herald blames MDC-T for changing Harare to a bad city since 2000

by Stephen Jakes | 05 August 2015 | 151 Views

Man's maintenance arrears hit $73 000

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 145 Views

Mutasa embroiled in a nasty fight

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 231 Views

Strange creature attacks villagers

by Staff Reporter | 05 August 2015 | 353 Views

'Mugabe ministers supported Mujuru'

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 287 Views

Zanu-PF politburo out to douse flames

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 159 Views

'I can't stand but Mugabe trusts me,' says Mahofa

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 219 Views

Mugabe's Zanu-PF dreads losing 2018 polls

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 179 Views

MDC-T tells Chihuri to join Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 168 Views

Zanu-PF lines up 3 crunch meetings

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 131 Views

TM launches promotion

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 128 Views

Mugabe passes RBZ Debt Assumption Bill

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 97 Views

Kasukuwere fires councilors

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 215 Views

ZCTU rapped for double standards

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 106 Views

Chiyangwa land deal raises more questions

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 165 Views

Second hand clothes, shoes ban backfires

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 280 Views

13 eye Epworth seat

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 105 Views

Kasukuwere orders probe on land barons

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 136 Views

Zimbabwe, SA, Mozambique to construct 550km interconnector transmitter

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 138 Views

'Decentralise grain distribution'

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 62 Views

Chinese experts meet Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 116 Views

First Mutual partners Momentum Health

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 87 Views

Zimbabwe platinum miners cry foul

by Staff reporter | 05 August 2015 | 103 Views

Cecil's death could help expose poaching syndicate at Hwange park

by Thabo Kunene | 05 August 2015 | 272 Views

New Zealand crush Zimbabwe

by David Leggat | 04 August 2015 | 818 Views

Urban e-tolling implementation begins

by Staff reporter | 04 August 2015 | 1850 Views

Entertainment

Rebecca Malope has been married for long but no one knows

by Staff Reporter | 04 August 2015 | 5934 Views

Singer Daniel Jenkins says no to date rape

by Zororo Makamba | 04 August 2015 | 1606 Views

Rapper's wife caught cheating

by Staff reporter | 03 August 2015 | 7682 Views

Thokozani Langa consoles Mtshengiseni Gcwensa's familly

by Staff Reporter | 01 August 2015 | 3652 Views

Stand-up comedy on the rise in Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 01 August 2015 | 2658 Views

Heavy K expected in Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 01 August 2015 | 2398 Views

Gwanda gospel music extravaganza confirmed

by Staff correspondent in Pretoria South Africa | 29 July 2015 | 4024 Views

Zim music industry dead - Prof Moyo

by Staff Reporter | 29 July 2015 | 5441 Views
iBlog

Ios 9 Features Inspired By Android

apple announced ios 9 on monday, and while watching the keynote, i had just a little bit of déjà vu. most of ios 9's new features seem to be squarely aimed at apple's biggest rival in mobile: android. specifically, they were about catching up to ... Read More
Sergey 13 June 2015 ago

Samsung Gear Vr Innovator Edition For S6: The Perfect Vr Intro For Professionals

we're drenched in talk about the impending wave of consumer-facing vr headsets about to hit the market, starting at the end of 2015. by contrast, you can walk into a best buy right now and pick up the samsung gear vr innovator edition for the galax... Read More
Sergey 20 June 2015 ago