Education

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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Professor Dlodlo appointed NUST vice chancellor

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Professor Mqhele Dlodlo as National University of Science and Technology (Nust) Vice Chancellor with immediate effect. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister, Prof Amon Murwira confirmed the appointment yesterday. “We received confirmation from His Excellency. The appointment is with immediate effect. When he starts work that’s an issue of Chairman of Council ...

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Without truth and justice it will be foolhardy to talk of national healing and reconciliation

Recently President Emerson Mnangagwa fielded questions in Davos, Switzerland was quoted in local and international press saying he was prepared to appear before the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission if need be. I hope he will be afforded an opportunity to tell his side of the story, especially the critical roles he played in the execution of genocide, since he ...

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Student grants back

The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development has pledged to reintroduce grants for students a universities, colleges and other vocational training institutions in an effort to improve skills and develop manpower. Tertiary education is becoming more expensive and inaccessible to the majority of the poor, and as such, the government has engaged financial institutions to structure ...

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Grace Mugabe PhD: ZACC probes Mararike

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZAAC) is investigating University of Zimbabwe (UZ) lecturer Professor Claude Mararike on allegations of abuse of office for fraudulently awarding a Doctor of Philosophy degree to former First Lady Grace Mugabe. In an interview yesterday, ZACC spokesperson Ms Phyllis Chikundura confirmed the developments. “He is under investigation and he faces arrest once investigations have been completed,” ...

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Heads roll at ZIMSEC

THE Zimbabwe Examination Council (ZIMSEC) has sent its director and deputy director on leave pending retirement while five others were placed on indefinite leave as the examining board take measures to restore its tainted credibility. In a statement released today, the chairperson of the Zimsec Board, Prof E Mwenje said the director Mr. E Nhandara, the deputy director Mr. J ...

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Jonathan Moyo’s STEM route abandoned

Government has abandoned the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) drive as previously adopted by the regime of former president Robert Mugabe. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development minister Amon Murwira said that funding for prospective ‘A-Level Students looking to take up science subjects has been suspended with immediate effect. ] Stem was initiated by former Education minister ...

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Zimsec saga: Teachers threaten demonstration

Civil servants have threatened to down tools tomorrow in protest over Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec)’s decision to force 2017 Ordinary Level pupils to resit the English Paper 2 examinations this Friday. Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Raymond Majongwe yesterday confirmed the planned demonstration. “The demonstration will take place in Harare on Wednesday where we will march and deliver ...

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Grace Mugabe’s PhD cannot be revoked, too many army bosses have fake degrees

A political commentator Pedzisai Ruhanya has said the reason why the University of Zimbabwe is at difficulties in revoking the flawed former first lady Grace Mugabe’s Doctorate degree is because there are a lot of army top officials who were awarded fake degrees. This comes as calls mount for the UZ to revoke Grace’s PhD. “The reason why the UZ ...

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