Education

Teachers snub Mnangagwa

VARIOUS teachers’ unions falling under the newly-formed Federation of Zimbabwe Educators’ Unions (Fozeu) have snubbed a consultative meeting organised by the government to address their grievances, saying they would only attend if the invite was sent directly to their new mother body and not through the “State-linked”Apex Council. came as teachers petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, threatening to go ...

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Zimsec urged to revise grading system

THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has been urged to review its grading system for practical subjects to enable academically challenged but practically gifted pupils to pass. Researchers from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development said Zimsec should consider awarding significantly more marks for practical work so that academically challenged but practically gifted pupils can ...

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UZ lecturers demand pay rise

According to minutes of the Association of University Teachers (AUT) meeting held on March 22, the lecturers said their salaries were no longer in tandem with the bigger responsibilities. The UZ has over the past years increased its enrolment, as it seeks to raise funds and self-sustain. However, lectures said although they are toiling at night, the money is not ...

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Zimbabwe teachers protest

Zimbabwe teachers took to the streets today demanding better salaries.

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Another exam leak exposes Zimsec

At least 16 Marondera pupils have approached the High Court seeking an order overturning a decision by their school headmaster to cancel their 2017 ‘‘O” Level Mathematics Paper 2 examination results on allegations of cheating. Junior Mavule and 15 others – all former students of Nagle House School – have cited the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) as a respondent ...

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Teachers demonstration going ahead as planned today

TEACHERS from various parts of the country and representing different unions have threatened to storm President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s offices today demanding urgent address on their work-related grievances, among them a 100% salary hike. According to a letter addressed to the police in Harare, signed by six union leaders, the teachers said they would march from Zimta House to Mnangagwa’s Mumhumutapa ...

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‘Grace Mugabe must be arrested over PhD’

THE Welshman Ncube-led MDC has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to dissolve the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and appoint an uncompromised commission with capacity to probe and cause the arrest of former First Lady Grace Mugabe over her PhD saga. MDC spokesperson, Kurauone Chihwayi, said ZACC should show impartiality through probing Grace just as they have done with University of ...

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‘Arrest Grace Mugabe over academic fraud’

Welshman Ncube’s opposition MDC has called for the arrest of former first lady Grace Mugabe for fraudulently obtaining a doctorate that she apparently obtaining a doctorate that she apparently received within months. This comes after Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators have said the ongoing probe into the alleged academic fraud at the UZ vice chancellor Levy Nyagura and a probe will not ...

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Grace Mugabe PhD probe takes new twist

THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Council has ordered a probe into the award of a degree to former First Lady Grace Mugabe in 2014. The probe follows the arrest of UZ vice-chancellor, Levy Nyagura on allegations of criminal abuse of office over Grace’s PhD. The UZ Council was supposed to meet yesterday to discuss the matter, but the meeting was ...

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‘O’ Level results today

THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) November 2017 Ordinary Level results will be released today, an official confirmed yesterday. Traditionally the results are released by mid-February but this year they were delayed by a week following the nullification of the English Paper 2 after authorities discovered widespread cheating. Zimsec Public Relations Officer, Ms Nicky Dlamini said the results will be ...

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