Education

Zimsec slam ‘Miracle Colleges’ as examination session begins

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council wishes to inform the nation that the October/ November 2018 examination session has started. The writing of national examinations will run until 27 November 2018. In that regard, we would like all our valued and trusted stakeholders to be informed on the issues that are related to these examinations. All candidates must ensure that they ...

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Mnangagwa now Dr Mnangagwa

The President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by the University of Zimbabwe and installed as the institution’s Chancellor. Speaking during the event, his inaugural address at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) graduation ceremony this morning, Cde Mnangagwa has pledged to improve the welfare and learning conditions of Zimbabwean students. He challenged tertiary institutions ...

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ARTUZ endorses ZCTU 11 October demonstration

Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ endorses the demonstration called for by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, ZCTU. The 11 October protest is a rare opportunity for the working class to demonstrate Unity of purpose as we fight against neo-liberalism packaged in austerity measures and devaluation of our virtual Zimbabwe dollar. ARTUZ calls upon its members from across ...

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Zimsec warns against cheating

STAKEHOLDERS should report “Miracle colleges” that allegedly help pupils to “spot” questions in examination papers to curb cheating in this year’s public examinations, The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has said. In a statement yesterday, the examinations council urged everyone involved in running examinations to ensure they are conducted according to the set regulations. Stakeholders were urged to immediately report ...

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Zimsec under probe

PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima has tasked the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) board to address allegations raised by employees against one of the institution’s directors. Zimsec acting deputy director Tatenda Marufu is accused of running down the examinations body and workers have petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeking his intervention. More than 200 employees signed the petition that ...

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UZ release new graduation date

The University of Zimbabwe wishes to inform all graduands, their families and the nation that the previously deferred 2018 University of Zimbabwe Graduation Ceremony has been rescheduled as follows: 1. DATE AND VENUE The Ceremony will now be held on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at the UZ Athletics Stadium. Graduands and their Guests are required to be seated by 0800 ...

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Mangudya’s monetary policy designed to steal our wages – Rural Teachers

Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ is irked with the raft of measures introduced by both the Monetary and Fiscal authorities of our Republic. We are particularly angered with the policy directive of distinguishing the Real Time Gross Settlement, RTGS accounts from the Foreign Currency Account, FCA. We further feel robbed by the introduction of a 2% tax on ...

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Govt to increase number of post O Level- A- Level students in Higher and Tertiary education

THE Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development Amon Murwira has said one of their key policies called inclusive education is to say  there is no Zimbabwean brain to waste. He said accordingly, they have done a strategy for increasing the number of post O level and post A level students in the Higher and Tertiary Education ...

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Zimbabwe State Universities must also open for business: Part II

The first installment on subject above, acknowledged the provincial economy concept being emphasized in the devolution agenda of the second republic and called for a leadership of state universities, to champion innovative activities towards a technology-based economy in their respective host provinces. Recognizing that a university, is a centre for research knowledge production, generation, exploitation and “entrepreneurship-ization”, the call is ...

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“This is my final departure call and I am happy to say we had a useful discussion reflecting on the last four years and changes that we have seen; many positive changes but, still some huge challenges ahead,” said Ambassador Laing. “We talked about the elections and the positive steps around peaceful elections and very high turnout but, also some concerns that the playing field was not completely level.” The British were the one ally Zanu PF has had in its corner worth the salt. The Chinese have the big bucks but they are like the rich uncle who will happily buy you beer instead of school books, as Mugabe has since learned. The Chinese helped Mnangagwa rig the elections and they have since demanded their pay back – they back in Chiadzwa picking up the looting from where they left off after Mugabe booted them out two or so years ago. The British have now confirmed Zanu PF rigged the elections; they have shied away from saying it for nearly two months hoping for a redeeming event, none such event happened. Ambassador Laing, had put so much effort in getting everyone to believe the Mnangagwa regime was worth trusting and supporting has now had to eat humble pie and admit she was wrong. The Mnangagwa junta is still a bunch of corrupt, incompetent, vote rigging and ruthless thugs. The blatant vote rigging was bad enough but when the regime issued its shoot to kill order on the 1st August even the British knew Zanu PF was a party of thugs and nothing had changed. The British had tried to help Zimbabwe find ways to pay off its debts with the IMF, WB, etc. All these efforts have come to naught now Zimbabwe was viewed, rightly, as a pariah state – it old status under Mugabe. “This has made the prospects of the multi-billion-dollar financial package needed to stave off economic collapse unlikely, which has in turn discouraged private investors,” reported The Guardian. With the British finally admitting that Zanu PF rig the recent elections, the Americans gave their thumbs down soon after the elections and confirmed the sanction imposed on Zanu PF leaders will remain, there is real no one of note left in Zanu PF’s corner. Zimbabwe’s economic collapse is now a certainty. With unemployment already at 90% and 75% of the population living on US$1.00 or less a day it is tempting to think the country has already hit rock bottom it cannot sink any further. The economists may not be able to quantify the economic collapse in US$ terms a health care can in terms of soaring numbers of the severely malnourished or deaths from poverty related diseases. Zimbabwe’s economic collapse has unemployment mount Everest high already, at 90% plus; it is now killing off people. The only way out of this mess is for Zimbabwe to remove this corrupt, incompetent and tyrannical regime that has earned the country its pariah status and replace it with a competent and democratically accountable government. President Mnangagwa and his junta must step down or be forced to one way or the other; there is no other way out! By rigging the recent elections President Mnangagwa confirm that Zanu PF is still a party of thugs. The regime is illegitimate and the only way to correct legitimacy issues is holding fresh free, fair and credible elections. Zanu PF has held Zimbabwe to ransom for the last 38 years, this must now stop!

FORMER Botswana President, Ian Khama says no Cabinet minister, permanent secretary or even the head of State in his country is allowed to make decisions on procurement, a key lesson that Zimbabwe could adopt in a bid to fight corruption. Giving a presentation on the topic: “How Botswana Leveraged Diamonds for Economic Development: Lesson for Zimbabwe” during the Confederation of ...

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