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PLUMTREE Boys High School is now is contemplating to enroll girls to address the enrolment crisis that has hit the former top school located in the small border town of Plumtree.The school...Read more

Plumtree High struggling to lure pupils, enrolment tanks

20 October 2014 | 2117 Views
PLUMTREE Boys High School is now is contemplating to enroll girls to address the enrolment crisis that has hit the former top school located in the small border town of Plumtree.The school...

by Staff Reporter

Mugabe caps 1065 graduates

10 October 2014 | 2209 Views
President Robert Mugabe, who is also the Chancellor of Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) has capped 1 065 students at a ceremony held at the university's new campus.The gradua...

by Staff reporter

15 000 unqualified teachers in Zimbabwe

09 October 2014 | 2347 Views
Close to 15 000 teachers in Zimbabwe are unqualified following more than a decade of skills flight in the education sector.The sector has experienced an exodus of trained teachers to green...

by Staff reporter

Teacher transfer system shrouded in secrecy

07 October 2014 | 2181 Views
A call has been made for government to address the teacher transfer system which is said to be shrouded in secrecy.The transfer of teachers from a rural to an urban setting has become a mammot...

by Staff reporter

Zim hit by mega pharmacists shortages

07 October 2014 | 2217 Views
THE Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe (PSZ) says the country has about 600 registered pharmacists, far below World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements for a healthy nation.This revelat...

by Staff reporter

Married teachers in pupil-sex probe

07 October 2014 | 4869 Views
TWO married teachers at Roman Catholic schools in Mangwe district, Empandeni and Embakwe, are set to appear before a disciplinary committee tomorrow for allegedly having sexual relations with pupils. ...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Teachers are computer illiterate, says Dokora

06 October 2014 | 1459 Views
PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora says teachers at schools are unable not use computers for purposes either than typing despite the fact that the ministry encouraged them to ...

by Staff reporter

Abortions rife at tertiary schools

05 October 2014 | 1864 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

'Teachers' incentives are history,' says Dokora

05 October 2014 | 1252 Views
THE Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora, has poured cold water on teachers' hopes for the re-introduction of pay incentives, describing the facility as history.Speak...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Mugabe caps 1 679 CUT graduands

03 October 2014 | 1779 Views
The Chancellor of the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) President Robert Mugabe has conferred degrees to 1 679 graduands at a ceremony held at the institution.186 of the graduands were c...

by Staff Reporter

ConCourt allows long hair in schools

02 October 2014 | 2661 Views
SCHOOLS must allow children to wear long hair because any order to the contrary is a breach of their "freedom of conscience", the Constitutional Court has ruled.The ruling came after four ...

by Daniel Nemukuyu

Zim needs over 2 000 schools

30 September 2014 | 1248 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

Zimbabwe students view Grace Mugabe's 'bogus' doctorate as an 'insult'

28 September 2014 | 2733 Views
The Zimbabwe National Students Union condemns university Vice-Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura for condoning Grace Mugabe's bogus doctorate.Grace Mugabe's PhD, awarded just months after she e...

by AFP

Gumpo becomes new principal for Hillside Teachers College

28 September 2014 | 2088 Views
THE Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education has appointed principals for Government-run tertiary institutions.Veteran sports administrator and Hillside Teachers College principal Mr Elkanah ...

by Staff Reporter

Teachers demand incentives

21 September 2014 | 1946 Views
TEACHERS unions are demanding that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education should allow parents to pay teachers' incentives as a way of cushioning their salaries amid reports that school devel...

by Lungile Tshuma and Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Parents ashamed to send disabled children to school - Dokora

20 September 2014 | 1496 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

Teachers' qualifications to be verified

20 September 2014 | 2682 Views
US$3 million Teacher Capacity Development Programme launched by President Mugabe in July 2014, is set to address skills gaps identified after primary and secondary school teachers' qualifications&nbs...

by Petros Zivengwa

Three more Zimbabwe universities on cards

20 September 2014 | 2235 Views
Matabeleland South, Mashonaland East and Manicaland will soon have state universities and the project should be complete by 2015 according to Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science ...

by Timoth Makohliso

HIV+ students suffer discrimination

18 September 2014 | 2657 Views
Despite years of hard work by government agencies, NGOs and community groups, youths living with HIV and Aids are still stigmatised at school and in their communities.HIV positive youths who s...

by Pamenus Tuso

'Govt keen on engaging unqualified teachers'

11 September 2014 | 3076 Views
SCHOOLS opened for the third term on Tuesday with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education rushing to fill more than 10,000 vacant teaching posts with temporary teachers, while thousands of...

by Nduduzo Tshuma

Ndebele ban reports dismissed

08 September 2014 | 3308 Views
MATABELELAND North Provincial Education Director (PED) Boitathelo Mguni has dismissed media reports that the Binga Rural District Council (BRDC) has banned the teaching of IsiNdebele in local sch...

by Hangoyapalala waTjibundule

Government to construct 2,000 schools

08 September 2014 | 1007 Views
More than 2 000 schools will be constructed in the country over the next few years following the opening of satellite schools in new resettlement areas and new urban settlements, a government offi...

by Staff reporter

Binga bans teaching of Ndebele in schools

08 September 2014 | 3209 Views
THE Binga Rural District Council (BRDC) pulled a shocker last Friday after passing a resolution banning the teaching of Ndebele in council schools in a move it said was aimed at promoting the Tonga l...

by Staff Reporter

Parents up in arms with school over prescribed groceries for boarding students

03 September 2014 | 4195 Views
Parents of students at Mtshabezi High School in Gwanda are up in arms with school authorities over what they called little food groceries their children will be allowed to bring to school....

by Staff Reporter

Resource the education sector - ZIMTA

02 September 2014 | 1193 Views
With less than a week before schools open, stakeholders say it is a national priority to resource education providers in the new academic term which also happens to be the main examinations period....

by Staff Reporter

Girls' College student shines

02 September 2014 | 4031 Views
A FORM 6 student at Girls' College in Bulawayo, Amina Mohamed Sidat (18), has been selected into the membership of the esteemed United States-based National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)....

by Staff Reporter

2015 - 2016 Chevening Scholarships

26 August 2014 | 1798 Views
2015/2016 Chevening Scholarships Deadline: 15 November (23:59 GMT) Chevening Scholarships are awarded to talented professionals who are potential future leaders, decision-makers and opinio...

by http://www.chevening.org/zimbabwe/

Tsholotsho villagers demand free education in schools

26 August 2014 | 1551 Views
MATABELELAND NORTH - TSHOLOTSHO villagers have urged government to subsidize education in line with the new constitution saying their children abandoned school because most parents could not pay s...

by Hangoyapalala waTjibundule

31 Zimbabwean students off to study in Holland

26 August 2014 | 1754 Views
Netherlands Ambassador Gera Snelter has urged Zimbabwean students studying abroad to obtain and share as much knowledge as they can with their counterparts in the host country.Ambassador Snelt...

by Susan Nyabunze

Dokora orders headmasters report parents to courts over fees

24 August 2014 | 2207 Views
Education minister Lazarus Dokora yesterday angered Chegutu residents when he ordered headmasters to report parents who fail to pay school fees to the courts.Dokora was addressing a constituen...

by Staff Reporter

Fall in schools' pass rate alarms MPs

17 August 2014 | 2427 Views
MBIZO MP Settlement Chikwinya (MDC-T) has given notice to introduce a motion to debate the deteriorating standards of public education following the withdrawal of teachers' incentives by Primary and S...

by Staff reporter

Solusi University sex scandal lecturer booted out?

17 August 2014 | 5985 Views
THE Solusi University lecturer who was recently the subject of controversy when he reportedly caught his wife - a student at the Adventist-run university - pants down with another student, has rep...

by Vusumuzi Dube

School girls nabbed after being caught smoking weed

14 August 2014 | 6476 Views
SEVEN schools girls from Dangamvura and St Joseph's high schools were last week arrested by the police after they were caught red-handed smoking cannabis in the high-density suburb.The girls, ...

by Abel Zhakata

Lazarus Dokora blamed for low pass rate

14 August 2014 | 2775 Views
Teachers unions have attributed the low pass rate recorded in the June Ordinary and Advanced level examinations to government's decision to ban extra lessons and the removal of incentives for teac...

by Staff reporter

June 'O', 'A' level exams record lowest pass rate

14 August 2014 | 2781 Views
THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) "O" and "A" Level examination results for June this year are out.Zimsec director Esau Shingirai Nhandara in a statement yesterday said school ...

by Staff reporter

'Bhala's death is a big blow'

14 August 2014 | 2313 Views
The death of Lupane State University's (LSU) Acting Vice Chancellor Dr MacClean Mackson Bhala has been described a big blow to the country's education sector as he had recently initiated a programme d...

by Nqobile Tshili

June 'O', A-Level results out

14 August 2014 | 2587 Views
June 'O' and 'A' level results are out, two months after the candidates sat for the examinations, a feat that the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council has achieved after years of struggling to release...

by Paidamoyo Chipunza

Extortion scam rocks Education ministry

12 August 2014 | 2362 Views
Education ministry officials have been accused of extorting money from schools by a teachers' union.Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), said in a statement on Friday, education offi...

by Staff reporter

7 Zimbabwean students top Cambridge world rankings

10 August 2014 | 4443 Views
Seven Zimbabwean students made history by scoring the highest marks in the world in the subjects they sat for in the November 2013 Ordinary Level examinations set and marked by Cambridge Universit...

by Shamiso Yikoniko

Female students shun Bulawayo polytechnic

08 August 2014 | 3386 Views
BULAWAYO Polytechnic has witnessed an 11 percent decrease in enrolment this year, with the number of female students drastically going down, a senior official said.In his report at the institu...

by Patrick Chitumba

Govt not going to remove non-Ndebele speaking teachers from primary schools

08 August 2014 | 3346 Views
GOVERNMENT will not remove non-Ndebele speaking teachers from primary schools in Matabeleland as there is a critical shortage of trained teachers, a senior official said yesterday.Speaking at ...

by Staff Reporter

Moyo urges students to venture into self-help projects

08 August 2014 | 1631 Views
BULAWAYO provincial education director Dan Moyo has urged students to be involved in self-help projects that include candle making as that is in line with the much-touted ZimAsset.In a speech ...

by Staff Reporter

Govt to monitor performance of individual teachers

04 August 2014 | 2526 Views
Government will monitor the performance of each individual teacher as part of measures to supervise schools and ensure delivery of quality education, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazaru...

by Staff Reporter

Zim govt lifts ban on extra lessons

03 August 2014 | 2313 Views
The Government has lifted its ban on extra lessons mainly for classes that will sit public examinations towards year-end and pupils who lost learning time due to unforeseen circumstances.Appli...

by Staff reporter

Non-Ndebele speaking teacher produced only ONE Grade 7 pass

03 August 2014 | 3326 Views
A HEADMISTRESS from Mangwe district last week told a Plumtree magistrate that only one pupil passed Grade Seven national examinations while being taught by a non-Ndebele speaking teacher during her tw...

by Thulani Ndlovu

Zim to send teachers to South Sudan

02 August 2014 | 5321 Views
Zimbabwe will soon send English and science teachers to the Republic of South Sudan in an exchange programme in an effort to help Africa's newest nation build its learning institutions.The tea...

by Staff Reporter

Dokora urges schools to apply for holiday lessons

02 August 2014 | 2814 Views
The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Lazarus Dokora has urged schools to apply for holiday lessons to their provincial education directors before the term ends.Addressing heads and...

by Staff Reporter

Govt set aside $460 000 for Graduate Entrepreneur and Employment Promotion Program

30 July 2014 | 1382 Views
Harare - Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Permanent Secretary, Dr Washington Mbizo says government has set aside $US 460 000 for the Graduate Entrepreneur and Employment Promotion Progra...

by Portia Sigauke

College banned from awarding degrees

28 July 2014 | 2884 Views
THE Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) has banned the International Institute of Philanthropy (IIP) from awarding degrees to anyone after it emerged that the institution is not registered....

by Mpumelelo Nyoni

School bars pupils from taking mid-term exams over school fees

27 July 2014 | 2115 Views
THE academic of some pupils at Pumula High School in Bulawayo is in jeopardy after they were barred from sitting for mid-term examinations over non- payment of school fees.The incident took p...

by Ngonidzashe Chiutsi
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