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Panic over Form 1 places

PANIC and desperation have gripped many parents and pupils still looking for Form One places as the ban on entrance tests fees earlier this year has created more problems than it sought to address. Go...Read more

Panic over Form 1 places

18 December 2014 | 2933 Views
PANIC and desperation have gripped many parents and pupils still looking for Form One places as the ban on entrance tests fees earlier this year has created more problems than it sought to address. Go...

by Staff reporter

Students rejects Muchinguri as Higher Education minister

18 December 2014 | 6019 Views
Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has rejected the new Higher Education minister Oppah Muchinguri saying she is not qualified to hold the post. Makomborero Haruzivishe said that th...

by Staff reporter

Tonga to be examined at O' Level

16 December 2014 | 2037 Views
FOLLOWING the successful inaugural examination of the minority languages such as Tonga at Grade 7 three years ago, the government will, starting next year, examine the languages at O' Level.T...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe to increase primary school years from 2015

08 December 2014 | 7596 Views
The pronouncements by the ministry of primary and secondary schools that it is going to follow recommendations of the Nziramasanga commission on education, by introducing mandatory Early Childhood Dev...

by Staff reporter

Lecturers sweat over delayed bonus

08 December 2014 | 4259 Views
LECTURERS at state universities across the country have attacked the government over delays in bonus and December salary payments saying this demoralised them and caused unnecessary disturbances to th...

by Oswell Moyo

ZIMSEC refuses to explain exams leak

07 December 2014 | 1991 Views
The Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has rejected a public invitation to explain the continuous leakage of examinations papers before they are set for.According to the lates...

by Staff Reporter

Teacher, students in court over O' level exam fraud

03 December 2014 | 2663 Views
A TEACHER at a private college in Mutare appeared in court yesterday on a fraud charge after he allegedly attempted to provide answers to an "O" Level student who was sitting for a Geography paper...

by Staff reporter

Grade 7 results out

01 December 2014 | 7699 Views
The 2014 Grade 7 results have been released.In a statement, the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) wishes to advise that candidates who sat for this examination should collect ...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe caps 4 719 MSU graduands

29 November 2014 | 2007 Views
The Midlands State University Chancellor President Robert Mugabe has capped 4 719 graduands at a colourful ceremony held in Gweru on Friday.Among them were 632 who graduated with masters degre...

by Staff Reporter

Zimsec English paper leaks again?

28 November 2014 | 6177 Views
THE credibility of the 2014 'O' Level English examination written on Monday could be questioned again amid revelations that the recently reset English Paper 1 could have leaked following a mistake b...

by Staff Reporter

Schools 'bullied' to close today

28 November 2014 | 4215 Views
SEVERAL pupils in both Bulawayo and Harare schools are likely to go home without progress reports today following an eleventh hour instruction from the Primary and Secondary Education ministry orderin...

by Staff Reporter

'Dokora should resign over leaked exams'

26 November 2014 | 2248 Views
MBIZO MP Settlement Chikwinya (MDC-T) yesterday called for the resignation of Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora after Maths and English "O" Level exam papers were leaked....

by Staff reporter

Parents face legal action over unpaid school fees

24 November 2014 | 1808 Views
PARENTS and guardians of children attending school in Harare risk facing legal action if they fail to pay outstanding fees totalling $2,7 million by the end of this month, an official has said....

by Staff Reporter

Student in court over leaked 'O' Level paper

23 November 2014 | 1623 Views
AN 18-year-old student appeared in court on Friday after he was caught in possession of an O' Level Geography examination question paper.Tinashe Matunga, of 58 Dindingwe Road in Mufakose high ...

by Staff reporter

Grade 7 exams marking fiasco unearthed

22 November 2014 | 5308 Views
A SHAMEFUL plot to discredit specific primary schools in Manicaland that have the past record of producing good results was unearthed during the recent Grade Seven English Paper Two marking process in...

by Ray Bande

Lawyers challenge leaked exams re-sit

20 November 2014 | 3769 Views
The Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) has filed an application in the High Court in terms of Section 85 of the constitution to interdict the re-sitting of the 2014 ZIMSEC O-Level English and M...

by Staff reporter

'Plug exam leaks,' says Coltart

19 November 2014 | 3111 Views
Former minister of Education, Sports and Culture David Coltart has said the Zimbabwe Examinations Council (Zimsec) must find ways of plugging all examination leakages that are threatening to erode th...

by Staff reporter

Education facilities need facelift says Grace Mugabe

17 November 2014 | 2610 Views
The First Lady, Grace Mugabe says Zimbabweans have distinguished themselves well in the sphere of education and it is time that the country provided beautiful infrastructure for future generations....

by Staff Reporter

Zimsec exam papers thieves get 6 months jail terms

17 November 2014 | 2613 Views
CHITUNGWIZA - A FORM Four student at privatedly-owned Fountain College and two men from Chitungwiza were last week slapped with a six-month jail term each after they were convicted for leaking th...

by Court Reporter

NUST honours late VP John Nkomo with a PhD

16 November 2014 | 1774 Views
LATE Vice-President Dr John Landa Nkomo was recently posthumously conferred with an honorary degree at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) 20th graduation ceremony by the Chancell...

by Staff Reporter

Dokora denies media allegations

13 November 2014 | 3540 Views
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has refuted allegations carried out in some sections of the media that it has barred some school heads from handling national examinations.I...

by Staff Reporter

Court jails Zimbabwean exam cheat

13 November 2014 | 3017 Views
A Zimbabwean court has jailed for nine months a man who bought a leaked school-leavers' exam paper for his brother, in the wake of a major paper leak scandal that will see hundreds of thousands o...

by SAPA

New dates for leaked Exams released

13 November 2014 | 3561 Views
SCHOOL headmasters have been barred from handling examination papers in the wake of the leakage of four examanation papers that have prompted a nation-wide re-sit at a cost of over $1 milion.A...

by Susan Nyabunze and Ruth Chipayi

O-level exams leaked, English, Maths papers cancelled

11 November 2014 | 8004 Views
The Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) has cancelled the November 2014 O-level English Language Papers One and Two and Mathematics Papers One and Two.In a statement board chair...

by Staff reporter

At Assembly point... Mtshabezi High School

11 November 2014 | 5946 Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32K_avKlkLw ...

by Staff Reporter

NASH U16 girls hurdles champ in financial limbo

10 November 2014 | 1172 Views
NYASHA SITHOLE is in a quandary owing to her failure to get money for air fares to participate in the African Youth Championships scheduled to be hosted by Mauritius from April 23 to 16May 2015.The 15...

by Staff Reporter

No resit for leaked exams

09 November 2014 | 3777 Views
ORDINARY Level examination candidates will not resit Mathematics Paper One, which leaked in Gweru last week, as the security breach did not affect the entire country, an official has said.Zimbabwe Tea...

by Staff reporter

Hailstorm disrupts 'O' level exam in Insiza

06 November 2014 | 3900 Views
Candidates sitting for 'O' level examinations at Avoca Secondary School in Insiza district had their examination disrupted after a hailstorm destroyed classroom blocks and socked answer sheets....

by Staff reporter

Byo Poly students up in arms with college admin

02 November 2014 | 3163 Views
BULAWAYO Polytechnic students are up in arms with the college administration after the latter reportedly directed students to vacate their halls of residence and make way for renovations ahead of the ...

by Staff Reporter

Govt prioritizes skills development in schools

30 October 2014 | 1639 Views
THE Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora has said that government has identified the national schools infrastructure needs that should be addressed in a bid to facilitate...

by Staff reporter

'Prioritise quality education,' says Grace Mugabe

25 October 2014 | 3467 Views
The First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe has called upon schools to offer quality education that stimulates development of broad-based capabilities and employment creation. Dr Mu...

by Staff Reporter

Rotary Club of Bulawayo donates to Tjewondo Primary School

25 October 2014 | 2811 Views
Handover of classroom furniture and soccer balls to Tjewondo Primary School in Matobo District by the Rotary Club of Bulawayo South On Wednesday 2...

by Collin Nyabadza, Executive Director - Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust

Plumtree High struggling to lure pupils, enrolment tanks

20 October 2014 | 5094 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 | 3092 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 | 3112 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 | 2596 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 | 2860 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 | 5357 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 | 1816 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 | 2254 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 | 1536 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 | 2158 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 | 3030 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 | 1579 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 | 3085 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 | 2497 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 | 2256 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 | 1796 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 | 3029 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 | 2552 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
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