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Low O-Level pass rate a concern



Educationists say the 27,46 percent pass rate at O Level shows that more needs to be done to buttress gains that have been made in the country’s education sector.This comes at the backdrop o...Read more

Low O-Level pass rate a concern

13 February 2016 | 2091 Views
Educationists say the 27,46 percent pass rate at O Level shows that more needs to be done to buttress gains that have been made in the country’s education sector.This comes at the backdrop o...

by Staff Reporter

Top 100 schools list banned

12 February 2016 | 1902 Views
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has, with immediate effect, stopped publicising the top 100 schools ranked by their performance at Ordinary and A Level national examinations.It...

by Abigail Mawonde

Mat North schools hit all time lowest O'Level results

11 February 2016 | 2501 Views
Mat North schools have done it again, this time hitting the lowest results ever since independence. Schools in Lupane have the lowest results with non aiming above 16%.This comes at a time whe...

by Staff Reporter

Private school likely to increase fees

11 February 2016 | 3405 Views
PRIVATE schools could be forced to increase fees after the government recalled thousands of teachers deployed at the institutions, arguing that they are commercial enterprises and as such must meet th...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Ordinary Level 2015 November Analysis

10 February 2016 | 4183 Views
ZIMBABWE SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS COUNCILFor Performance MeasurementAn Analysis of the November 2015 Ordinary Level Examination ResultsFebruary 20161.0   &n...

by Staff Reporter

'STEM programme should not be subjected to turf warfare' - Jonathan Moyo

10 February 2016 | 2040 Views
Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Science Technology Development ministry has warned that the STEM programme "should not be subjected to turf warfare".The ministry headed by Professor...

by Thobekile Zhou

ZIMSEC shocker - Grades E, D now passes at O level

10 February 2016 | 21982 Views
The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has made a shock announcement that candidates who obtained grades D and E are now considered to have passed.In the past  pass grades were...

by Thobekile Zhou

2015 O-Level national pass rate improves to 27%

10 February 2016 | 1194 Views
THE November 2015 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) Ordinary Level results are out with the national pass rate improving by five percent on 2014 statistics.Masvingo had the highest...

by Auxilia Katongomara

O-Level results out - Zimsec

09 February 2016 | 4586 Views
The Zimbabwe  Schools Examination Council  (Zimsec) has released the 2015 Ordinary Level results.The examination body said the national pass rate was 27.86%.Candidates are ex...

by Thobekile Zhou

Teachers recalled to allow head count

09 February 2016 | 1399 Views
THE government has temporarily stopped hiring temporary teachers to pave the way for an audit to establish if there are any vacancies that need to be filled in schools.The Civil Service Commis...

by Pamela Shumba

Government won't slash teachers' salaries

08 February 2016 | 2149 Views
The ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has dispelled reports that it will be slashing salaries of teachers who fail to produce good results.  State media had earlier reported...

by Staff reporter

Minister quizzed over non-Ndebele speaking primary school teachers in Matabeleland

08 February 2016 | 3033 Views
MDC legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga quizzed Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora over the deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Matabeleland.This follows...

by Staff reporter

Defence College transform to a Defence University

08 February 2016 | 1091 Views
Government has explained its decision to transform the National Defence College into a fully-fledged Zimbabwe National Defence University that is expected to specialise in professional military traini...

by Lloyd Gumbo

Lupane State University to mass produce graduates

07 February 2016 | 2828 Views
Lupane  State University is bracing itself for mass production of graduates as it has introduced two intakes in a year.The university which mainly operates from Bulawayo has already infor...

by Thobekile Zhou

Zimbabwe to provide free meals for school kids

07 February 2016 | 816 Views
Government will in coming weeks start providing meals to school pupils countrywide to shield them from drought-induced hunger and to promote high nutrition levels.It is also implementing multi...

by Staff reporter

No school should be operating from pole and mud structures says govt

05 February 2016 | 1127 Views
THE government has said in the next five years no school should be operating from pole and mud structures as this compromises the quality of education.The Deputy Minister of Primary and Second...

by Nqobile Tshili

'To associate language and failure is misleading' - Dokora speaks of non-Ndebele speaking teachers

05 February 2016 | 2022 Views
THE Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Lazarus Dokora has dismissed claims that non-isiNdebele speaking teachers deployed in the Matabeleland region were contributing towards poor pas...

by Nqobile Tshili

Beware varsity degrees that will leave you jobless

04 February 2016 | 3182 Views
Polokwane - Young people should stop pursuing university degrees that would result in them joining the list of unemployed graduates, Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana said on Tuesday....

by Agencies

Teachers want meeting with Mugabe

03 February 2016 | 2056 Views
State teachers have requested a meeting with President Robert Mugabe to discuss their delayed remuneration and the attempt to cancel their annual vacation. The Progressive Teachers Union o...

by Staff reporter

Illegal to withhold results from pupils, schools warned

03 February 2016 | 1349 Views
Schools that withhold exam results from pupils are breaking the law, the Government said yesterday. Primary and Secondary Education Deputy Minister Professor Paul Mavhima spoke after human rig...

by Staff reporter

Varsity stopped from enrolling law students

02 February 2016 | 1505 Views
The Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (Zimche) has stopped Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University from enrolling law students because its law school has not yet been approved.The university flig...

by Lloyd Gumbo

Zimsec withholds November 2015 A-level results

31 January 2016 | 3627 Views
THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has withheld some results for November 2015 Advanced Level examinations for several schools amid suspicion that candidates might have cheated, Sunday ...

by tinomuda chakanyuka

Matabeleland, Midlands post worst A-level results

31 January 2016 | 2399 Views
THERE has been an outrage over the performance of schools in the southern parts of the country after a Zimsec analysis for the 2015 A-level results revealed that provinces in the region anchored the p...

by Staff Reporter

University of Zimbabwe explains two intakes

30 January 2016 | 1910 Views
THE introduction of two intakes by the University of Zimbabwe will help reduce the waiting period that students experience before they start lectures at the university, an official has said.Th...

by Masline Mavudzi

No more vacation leave for teachers

29 January 2016 | 2158 Views
No teacher will go on vacation leave until Government is in a position to pay relief teachers who replace them for the three months they will be away, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Ministe...

by Felex Share

University of Zimbabwe explains double intake

29 January 2016 | 1452 Views
University of Zimbabwe's introduction of two intakes is meant to reduce the waiting period that was being experienced by students before they start lectures at the institution, an official has said....

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe Teachers Association goes to court over scrapped leave

28 January 2016 | 1009 Views
THE Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (Zimta) has taken the government to court over its decision to cancel teachers' annual leave.The teachers' union filed papers at the Labour Court in Harare y...

by Pamela Shumba

Free education for STEM pupils at public schools

28 January 2016 | 2227 Views
There will be free education for all pupils in public schools who will register for science subjects when they enrol for Advanced level this year, with Government paying for their full school and boar...

by Ivan Zhakata

Whizkids score As

27 January 2016 | 2491 Views
TWO whizkids from Bulawayo scored 30 points and 15 points in the November 2015 Cambridge A-Level examinations.Emmanuel Zhou of Killarney suburb who did his A-Level at Riverton Academy in Masvi...

by Whinsley Masara

Girls dominate A-Level results

27 January 2016 | 1422 Views
Girls outperformed boys in the November 2015 Advanced Level examinations in all the country's 10 provinces, results released by Zimsec last week have shown.The results also show Harare leading...

by Abigail Mawonde

Zinasu resists 2 UZ intakes per year

26 January 2016 | 1488 Views
The Zimbabwe National Students' Union (Zinasu) has expressed displeasure at the University of Zimbabwe's (UZ)decision to introduce two intakes per year, saying this will only pile pressure on scar...

by Staff reporter

Whiz-kid scores 29 A- Level points

25 January 2016 | 3224 Views
Eighteen-year-old St Faith High School of Rusape student, Munashe Elton Mandizvidza, scored 29 points in the 2015 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) Advanced level examinations.Mand...

by Elita Chikwati

Parents withdraw children from private schools

24 January 2016 | 7095 Views
Some parents who had enrolled their children at private colleges have withdrawn them after failing to afford the fees resulting in government schools being crowded.North Park Primary School i...

by Staff Reported

A-Level pass-rate up

22 January 2016 | 1734 Views
THE November 2015 Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) Advanced Level results are ready for collection, with the pass rate going up to 87,6 percent from 82,6 percent last year.Zimsec...

by Auxilia Katongomara

November 2015 Examinations: A'Level Results Analysis

21 January 2016 | 5981 Views
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by Staff Reporter

A Levels results out

21 January 2016 | 4481 Views
Zimsec has today released 2015 Advanced Level results with a 93, 3% pass rate.The total number of candidates who sat for the November 'A' level 2015 examination was 41 653 as compared 39 133 i...

by Thobekile Zhou

Teachers on leave recalled

21 January 2016 | 2504 Views
THE government has ordered all teachers on leave to immediately return to work, a directive teachers unions say is illegal and would be challenged in court.Provincial Education Directors (PEDS...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Teachers, Govt in fresh fight

20 January 2016 | 4207 Views
The Zimbabwe Teachers association (ZIMTA) has dragged Government to court for unilaterally cancelling of annual leave for teachers.Zimta said all teachers who are currently on leave should not...

by Thobekile Zhou

Students attack NUST over registration

19 January 2016 | 4129 Views
National University Of Science and Technology students have rapped the institution on registration dates which they say they will fail to beat as their  owing to their  parents later pays....

by Thobekile Zhou

School term shortened by 3 weeks

19 January 2016 | 4899 Views
THE first school term calendar has been shortened to 10 weeks for learning, compared to 13 weeks in previous terms. Schools opened on January 12 and will close on March 23, before the usual cl...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Headmaster suspended for verbal and sexual harassment

19 January 2016 | 2225 Views
A Tahangana High School headmaster in Mangwe district who was recently transferred from another school in the same district for tormenting teachers, has been suspended for three months as government i...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Ministry of Education investigates Fletcher High

18 January 2016 | 2443 Views
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has launched an investigation following complaints that Gweru's Fletcher High school has allegedly been detaining pupils for non-payment of fees in viol...

by Patrick Chitumba

Zimbabwe fires 3 000 teachers

13 January 2016 | 4006 Views
Government has refused to renew the contracts of 3 000 qualified teachers engaged as contract workers. The teachers have been on yearly contracts.When the Daily News crew visited the Civil Ser...

by Staff reporter

Lower Sixth enrolment dates unchanged

11 January 2016 | 2003 Views
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora has said the planned enrolment of Lower Sixth pupils in the second term will not be implemented this year, refuting rumours the enrolment dat...

by Rutendo Rori

Parents to pay more school fees

10 January 2016 | 2618 Views
PARENTS will pay a combined additional $10 million per term towards a new building levy that comes into effect when schools open on Tuesday. The levy is for building new schools and improving infrastr...

by Lungile Tshuma

Govt clears air on curriculum changes

10 January 2016 | 1658 Views
The Primary and Secondary Education Ministry had over the course of last year proposed a broad overhaul of the curriculum, raising questions from educationists and parents over their practicability....

by Staff reporter

Potraz targets 1300 schools for e-learning

09 January 2016 | 1734 Views
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has set the 2016 annual target to introduce an e-learning programme in 1300 schools across the country to improve access to ...

by Staff reporter

Government assures non-teaching staff at schools that their jobs are safe

08 January 2016 | 1133 Views
Government yesterday assured non-teaching staff at schools that their jobs are safe and dismissed claims by a workers' union purporting to represent them that they will be dismissed.Primary an...

by Abigail Mawonde

Teachers dismayed by pension deductions

03 January 2016 | 2717 Views
Civil servants in the education sector received their eagerly anticipated December salaries by the end of December but were, however, raised dismay at the alleged unilateral decision by government to ...

by Staff reporter

Dokora orders schools to intensify hot-sitting

03 January 2016 | 2228 Views
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora  has ordered all day schools in the country to reintroduce "hot-sitting" or "double-sitting" so as to cater for all pupils interested in...

by Staff Reporter
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