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Teachers reject national pledge

THE Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (Zimta) says the national pledge is unconstitutional as it violates the rights of pupils and teachers.Adding its voice on an issue that has been challenged b...Read more

Teachers reject national pledge

28 April 2016 | 1838 Views
THE Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (Zimta) says the national pledge is unconstitutional as it violates the rights of pupils and teachers.Adding its voice on an issue that has been challenged b...

by Leonard Ncube and Vusumuzi Dube

Chemical Engineering student turns plastic into diesel

27 April 2016 | 8175 Views
A NATIONAL University of Science and Technology (Nust) student might have found a solution to the country's litter problem after he designed a machine that turns plastic into diesel.Farai Muse...

by Nqobile Tshili

Parliament endorses Gwanda State varsity

22 April 2016 | 2762 Views
THE National Assembly has approved the establishment of Gwanda State University, enabling Zimbabwe to have a State university in each province in line with Government policy. The Ministry of H...

by Staff Reporter

Minerals varsity takes shape

20 April 2016 | 3153 Views
PLANS to establish the Pan-African Minerals University of Science and Technology (Pamust) have started in earnest with Government presenting the Bill in Parliament last week.Enrolment begins i...

by Lloyd Gumbo

Govt restructures education curriculum

19 April 2016 | 3261 Views
Government has strengthened the delivery of technical and vocational subjects, science, technology engineering and mathematics at all levels to build a firm foundation for human capital development, a...

by Fidelis Munyoro

'We want beer on campus,' says UZ students

18 April 2016 | 2064 Views
STUDENTS at the University of Zimbabwe say they want access to beer on campus despite acknowledging that there are problems with cocaine and marijuana at the university.The students also calle...

by Lloyd Gumbo

Government slams 'anointed' pens, fake miracles

17 April 2016 | 2879 Views
Primary and Secondary Schools Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora has slammed religious leaders who are encouraging parents and pupils to buy "anointed pens" that ostensibly help candidates pass exams without ...

by Fatima Bulla

12 000 students drop out of colleges - ZINASU

12 April 2016 | 3704 Views
The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu)  has said about 12 000 students from the country's various tertiary institutions have been forced to drop out of school or defer their studies in the...

by Staff Reporter

Govt release $6m for war vets kids school fees

10 April 2016 | 4578 Views
Government has doled out $6,4 million for school fees for war veterans' children. The money will be accessed as from Monday. This follows an undertaking President Mugabe made...

by Staff reporter

Schools told to build huge storage facilities

06 April 2016 | 3026 Views
THE government has instructed all schools in the country to construct huge storage facilities and prepare feeding points ahead of the roll out of a $200 million national schools feeding scheme next te...

by Nyemudzai Kakore

Please help Yolanda complete her degree - The Ezra Tshisa Initiative

02 April 2016 | 4608 Views
PLEASE HELP. I was drawn to a desperate situation of a young student by the name of Yolanda Ngulube. The Ezra Tshisa Initiative was founded for this exact purpose, to highlight and help in such desper...

by Ezra Tshisa

Young and dynamic school head gives his students real life experiences

23 March 2016 | 6080 Views
It's true when they say, 'children learn better through real life experiences. A young and dynamic school head in Tsholotsho District made sure that the students at his school got to experience that. ...

by Collin Nyabadza

PSMAS assists towards construction of classroom block in Tsholotsho

21 March 2016 | 836 Views
Premier Medical Aid Society donated 100 bags of cement towards construction of a classroom block at Mbiriya Primary School in Tsholotsho.Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko commissioned the bloc...

by Thobekile Zhou

Mugabe endorses Zaoga university

21 March 2016 | 611 Views
President Mugabe has endorsed the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU), saying the Church should not pay the $2,3 million it had been charged for the State land on which the university is being bui...

by Felex Share

Mugabe attacked over Zaoga university

21 March 2016 | 3812 Views
Lawyers have attacked President Robert Mugabe for officiating at the controversial Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (Zegu) in Bindura on Friday.The Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (Zaoga)&nb...

by Staff Reporter

Zinatha to re-open medical school

20 March 2016 | 2083 Views
The Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association is set to re-open its medical school in Harare.The Zimbabwe School of African Traditional Medicine was founded in 1998 by Professor Gordon...

by Staff Reporter

'New school rules breed chaos'

20 March 2016 | 1793 Views
More than 10 000 school development association employees, among them teachers, might soon be jobless as their salaries are not guaranteed by the recently-introduced Social Services Fund.Board...

by Staff reporter

60 LSU students share one computer

20 March 2016 | 1760 Views
Sixty Lupane State University (LSU) students share one computer, it has been learnt.The recommended ratio from Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education is that one computer should be accessible to...

by Staff Reporter

Zaoga varsity gets the nod

19 March 2016 | 2050 Views
President Robert Mugabe yesterday endorsed the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) saying only indigenous initiatives will fully unshackle people from the imbalances created by the country's forme...

by Felex Share

Mugabe Scholarship starts to bear fruit

19 March 2016 | 1945 Views
The Presidential Scholarship, which has benefited more than 20 000 youths countrywide, is beginning to pay dividends for the country as the majority of the graduates are working on Government programm...

by Staff reporter

Zaoga varsity demolition temporarily suspended

16 March 2016 | 2127 Views
THE High Court has temporarily suspended the demolition of the multimillion-dollar Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University in Bindura pending determination of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa church's a...

by Daniel Nemukuyu

Deaf students train as teachers for first time in Zimbabwe

14 March 2016 | 1715 Views
For the first time in Zimbabwe, deaf people are to train as teachers. The first deaf trainee teachers will be admitted to Morgan Zintec College in Harare this September.NMB Bank is sponsoring ...

by Agencies

Matabeleland needs over 1 000 Maths, Science teachers

13 March 2016 | 1322 Views
SCHOOLS in the Matabeleland region continue to face an acute shortage of Mathematics and Science teachers amid revelations that the three provinces in the region have a combined shortage of 1 048 teac...

by Vusumuzi Dube

Pay hike for Maths, Science teachers

13 March 2016 | 2282 Views
CABINET has passed a resolution to introduce a 20 percent critical allowance for Mathematics and Science teachers who left the country and who intend to return to their jobs as a way of addressing tea...

by Vusumuzi Dube

Australian embassy to promote STEM

09 March 2016 | 2331 Views
Following two successful tours through Southern Africa, Science Circus Africa will soon arrive in Zimbabwe as part of a broader tour of the region including Namibia and South Africa. The tour will be ...

by Thobekile Zhou

University stops programmes indefinitely

08 March 2016 | 4124 Views
Midlands State University has stopped offering Agricultural science foundation programmes indefinitely.The university gave no reason for the move.Reads part of the notice: "Midlands St...

by Thobekile Zhou

UZ flushing out lecturers without at least a PhD

08 March 2016 | 2646 Views
University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura has defended the institution's decision to introduce a second intake per year, at a time it has also embarked on flushing out lecturers wi...

by Lloyd Gumbo

Boarding schools allowed to exclude pupils over unpaid fees

08 March 2016 | 1953 Views
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has given boarding schools the greenlight to send away pupils whose fees would not have been paid in full at the beginning of each school term. ...

by Nqobile Tshili

Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust Donates Books, Tools and Clothing in Matobo District

07 March 2016 | 2023 Views
The Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust (CNCVCT) continues to impact the lives of school children in rural Zimbabwe. On Thursday 3rd March, 2016 the fledgling organization donated books,...

by Staff Reporter

Petra High School fires 12 teachers

06 March 2016 | 4068 Views
PETRA High School in Bulawayo has terminated employment contracts for 12 Government-registered teachers, replacing them with "volunteers", Sunday News reported.The 12 teachers had their contra...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Dokora pursuing 1979 Zanu PF Grand Plan - Mthwakazi

05 March 2016 | 1660 Views
Mthwakazi Republic Party spokesperson Mbonisi Gumbo has said Primary and secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora in his policies is pursuing the 1979 Grand Plan of Zanu PF which sought to eliminat...

by Stephen Jakes

Miracle pens fake irks Dokora

04 March 2016 | 1101 Views
THE use of so-called miracle pens without proper examination preparation is a recipe for disaster for school pupils, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Lazarus Dokora, has said.H...

by Patrick Chitumba

Lupane State University new campus nears completion

02 March 2016 | 3990 Views
Lupane State University has come up with a list of steps to be taken to complete the construction of the campus by the end of April.The institution plans to relocate to the new campus at the b...

by Staff Reporter

Govt owes universities $62 million

02 March 2016 | 922 Views
The government owes US$62 million to the country's universities, a development which has seen students under the cadetship programme failing to access their results.The higher and tertiary edu...

by Staff reporter

Government takes ages to approve school site

01 March 2016 | 1612 Views
People of Chivi South in Masvingo Province have expressed bitterness at the slow pace at which the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is taking to approve a site identified for setting up a s...

by Staff Reporter

UZ accommodation woes worsen

29 February 2016 | 1634 Views
Scores of University of Zimbabwe students are sleeping on floors as accommodation woes worsen at the institution as a result of the introduction of two intakes. Sources said the institution up...

by Ellah Mukwati

Kariba schools in bad shape

28 February 2016 | 1404 Views
Several schools in the Nyaminyami Area of Kariba need massive upgrades as they are in a bad shape with pupils attending lessons in pole and dagga structures that are not conducive to proper learning....

by Staff reporter

Mpopoma High to hold fund raising dinner in April

28 February 2016 | 2513 Views
MPOPOMA High School, one of the best secondary academic schools in Bulawayo, will in April hold a fundraising dinner dance to raise funds for the expansion of the school.The school, which has ...

by Lungile Tshuma

Eating isitshwala linked to poor pass rate in schools, increase in diabetes cases

28 February 2016 | 4767 Views
THE rapid increase in diabetes cases and the poor pass rate in schools has been directly linked to the country's dietary staple — isitshwala/sadza.According to the Ministry of Health and Chi...

by Musah Gwaunza

University of Zimbabwe launches research policy

28 February 2016 | 2275 Views
The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) College of Health Sciences has launched a research policy that is expected to make the college more competitive on the international forum.UZ Vice Chancellor, P...

by Staff Reporter

PSC exercise costs Tonga teachers

19 February 2016 | 1895 Views
The on-going staff rationalization process has resulted in the shortage of Tonga teachers in Kariba and Binga districts where learning has not yet started, more than a month into the new term. ...

by Staff reporter

Govt to review teacher-pupil ratio

19 February 2016 | 1025 Views
Government will soon come up with maximum schools enrolment limit after it emerged that some educational institutions surpass 3 000 pupils.This has in turn affected learning as it increases th...

by Abigail Mawonde

Outrage over STEM registration venues in Mat'land

17 February 2016 | 1419 Views
A cross section of Matabeleland people have been irked by unveiling of just one office for aspiring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students to register.Stem programme...

by Thobekile Zhou

Pupils denied O'Level results due to outstanding fees - fail to proceed to A'level

17 February 2016 | 2430 Views
Hundreds of Ordinary Level graduates mostly from private boarding schools risk failing to further their education to Advanced Level after headmasters at their former schools have refused to issue them...

by Staff Reporter

15 Zimbabweans benefit from Iran scholarship programme

14 February 2016 | 1344 Views
FIFTEEN students from the country's ten provinces have been awarded full scholarships to study for a degree in Islamic Studies in South Africa.The students, who left Zimbabwe for South Africa ...

by Staff reporter

Low O-Level pass rate a concern

13 February 2016 | 3428 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 | 3082 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 | 3416 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 | 4075 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 | 4575 Views
ZIMBABWE SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS COUNCILFor Performance MeasurementAn Analysis of the November 2015 Ordinary Level Examination ResultsFebruary 20161.0   &n...

by Staff Reporter
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