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'Govt keen on engaging unqualified teachers'

11 September 2014 | 2674 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 | 2953 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 | 796 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 | 2829 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 | 3899 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 | 1058 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 | 3733 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 | 1617 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 | 1374 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 | 1570 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 | 2013 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 | 2246 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 | 5465 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 | 6193 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 | 2593 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 | 2548 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 | 2091 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 | 2473 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 | 2232 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 | 4183 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 | 3065 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 | 3125 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 | 1506 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 | 2402 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 | 2133 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 | 3174 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 | 5134 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 | 2666 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 | 1271 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 | 2750 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 | 1941 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

'Zimbabwe education system outdated'

23 July 2014 | 2596 Views
Josia Hungwe, the minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education, yesterday in Senate said Zimbabwe's education system is outdated because it emphasises scholars' cognitive deve...

by Staff reporter

Eduloan expands into Zimbabwe

22 July 2014 | 3263 Views
Eduloan, South Africa's leading education finance specialist, is making great strides in Zimbabwe.In 2008 many Zimbabwean's woke up to a new situation hyperinflation and businesses closing dow...

by Staff reporter

Illegal interviews, teachers college rakes $70,000

22 July 2014 | 3745 Views
Seke Teachers College raked in more than $70 000 through illegal interviews for aspiring teachers - with college authorities failing to explain the circumstances, parliament heard on Monday.T...

by Staff reporter

School in honour of 'Mbuya' Mafuyana

18 July 2014 | 2502 Views
Mbuya Mafuyana School which is being constructed in Chegutu East constituency is expected to be complete by October this year, paving the way for proper infrastructure for the more than 300 pupils...

by Staff reporter

'Nothing wrong with 'fake' degrees,' says Zanu-PF minister

18 July 2014 | 3120 Views
In yesterday's senate session, Mashonaland Central Senator Damian Mumvuri (Zanu-PF) asked Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development Minister Olivia Muchena Government's reac...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe short of 1 500 Science, Maths teachers

18 July 2014 | 1482 Views
There is a critical shortage of trained Mathematics and Science teachers in the country, with more than 1 500 vacant posts. This was revealed by Primary and Secondary Education Minister La...

by Staff reporter

Schools collapse as council cancels school fees payments

15 July 2014 | 3386 Views
Primary and Secondary schools under the auspices of the Nkayi Rural District Council are facing severe operational problems as a result of the local authority's decision to cancel all outstanding ...

by Bhebhe Mandla

Seven non-Ndebele speaking teachers rejected

14 July 2014 | 5023 Views
MINISTER of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Lazarus Dokora said the general shortage of teachers countrywide emanating from a training gap is worsening the plight of schools in Matabeleland, the Ch...

by Pamela Shumba, Marvelous Moyo

Embakwe 'denying pupils food' as punishment

12 July 2014 | 3126 Views
The government has launched a probe following complaints that Embakwe High School in Mangwe District is denying pupils food as punishment for outstanding fees.Sources said for more than a week...

by Staff Reporter

Pupil (8) drowns in swimming pool, school admits negligence

03 July 2014 | 3126 Views
A GWERU school has admitted negligence after an eight-year-old pupil drowned in the swimming pool, the Chronicle reported.Idah Nyabeze, the headmistress of Cecil John Rhodes Primary School, t...

by Staff Reporter

Govt to assess deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Mat

01 July 2014 | 1858 Views
The Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Prof Paul Mavhima will this week lead a delegation to assess the problem of deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Matabeleland. ...

by Staff Reporter

Make Shona, Ndebele, English compulsory in all schools - Sikhala

30 June 2014 | 4042 Views
The thorny issue of deploying non Ndebele speaking teachers in Matabeleland can only be solved when Shona, Ndebele and English are made compulsory subjects in all schools in the country."T...

by Matthews Estell

The Rhodes Scholarships for Zimbabwe opportunity

30 June 2014 | 4059 Views
Welcome to the information page about the Rhodes Scholarships for Zimbabwe.Each year, there are two Scholarships available in Zimbabwe to enable outstanding students  to study at the Uni...

by The Rhodes Scholarships for Zimbabwe

Mugabe's controversial SA scholarships opens

30 June 2014 | 3175 Views
THE CONTROVERSIAL presidential scholarship programme is seeking applications from students wishing to enroll at South African universities for the 2015 academic year, months after the government said ...

by Staff reporter

Non-Ndebele speaking teachers, Khaya-Moyo told off

29 June 2014 | 4096 Views
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has said the deployment of teachers is the responsibility of the Civil Service Commission as the debate on the deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teach...

by Staff Reporter

Rural teachers get hardship allowance

24 June 2014 | 3350 Views
THE government has re-introduced a hardship allowance for rural teachers calculated at five percent of their gross monthly salaries.The move is likely to create some imbalances between rural t...

by Felex Share

Zimbabwe ranked 5th in maths and science

23 June 2014 | 4559 Views
ZIMBABWE has been ranked among the best on the African continent in terms of quality of mathematics and science education, a World Economic Forum (WEF) report has shown.The WEF 2014 Report on...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Govt to re-introduce practical subjects

23 June 2014 | 2129 Views
THE Government is working on re-introducing practical subjects in schools to complement theoretical education already offered, President Mugabe has said.He was speaking at a mass held in Chish...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe needs 2 500 new schools

22 June 2014 | 1467 Views
THE country needs about 2 500 new schools to adequately cover the shortage and give a wholesome improvement to the learning environment, Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Pa...

by Ngonidzashe Chiutsi
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