Education

Statement on ARTUZ & Veritas’ litigation for safe schools

Today, the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ), together with our partners Veritas, filed an urgent application in the Masvingo High Court under Case No. HC 297/18 which seeks to ensure that ZANU PF and the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education comply with the order granted by the High Court in HC 263/18 on 28th June 2018 which ...

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Govt reconfiguring Zim education system: Murwira

ZIMBABWE is working on a reconfiguration of the country’s famed education system to create an inclusive structure that answers to the demands of society, Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira has said. Murwira made the remarks in his address as the guest of honour last week at Zimbabwe College of Music’s 11th graduation ceremony where students were conferred with ...

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Govt vows to proceed with public exam

GOVERNMENT has vowed to proceed with the November Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) final Science practical examinations as scheduled despite demands by a teachers group to suspend sitting due to inadequate preparation among candidates. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Paul Mavima told NewZimbabwe.com the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) is prepared to administer not only science but all the examinations. ...

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In South Sudan, up to 2.4 million children are not attending school

JUBA, South Sudan – Up to 2.4 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education – the highest proportion of out of school children in the world. Years of conflict, displacement and economic collapse continue to deprive children of education, harming the future of the country. New data in the Global Initiative on Out of School Children South ...

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Mnangagwa flushing out CIOs planted as teachers

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is reportedly flushing out Central Intelligence Organisation agents (CIOs) planted teachers from Schools. Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe revealed this on Twitter. Majongwe indicated that this was a positive move as CIOs cause trauma and suffering. Said Majongwe, “Am told the ED gvt is flushing out CIOs planted teachers from Schools. This ...

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School sex video goes viral

TWO pupils from Inyanda Secondary School in Bulawayo’s Gwabalanda suburb are in trouble after a steamy video with sexual acts that was seemingly recorded behind classroom blocks at the school leaked and has gone viral. Bulawayo Provincial Education Director Mrs Olicah Kaira said she saw the video and they were investigating the matter. “I can confirm that there is video ...

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Students to meet Mnangagwa

STUDENTS from the country’s institutions of higher learning are set to meet President Mnangagwa on Thursday in Harare to discuss their challenges. Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union (ZICOSU) Secretary General Mr Godknows Mdhari said all is set for the students to meet the President at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC). Mr Mdhari emphasised that the meeting was not political ...

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Masvingo hunts for 195 school heads

THE Primary and Secondary Education ministry has started head-hunting for school heads to fill the 195 vacant posts in Masvingo province. The ministry’s spokesperson, Patrick Zumbo confirmed the development last week, saying the process was being led by the Public Service Commission’s human resources department and provincial education director, Zedius Chitiga. Chitiga disclosed that the posts have been vacant for ...

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Cellphone headache for schools

The advent of cellphones, especially smart phones, and their use in recording videos and instantly sharing images is posing new challenges for Zimbabwe’s school administrators. A decade ago, there was relatively little worry over how students might use devices on school grounds. But smartphones have changed all of that. Last week, Maranatha Group of Schools was forced to issue an ...

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Zim children in SA miss exams as Home Affairs sends them from city to city

SOUTH Africa: Three Zimbabwean refugee children‚ aged seven‚ 12 and 14‚ have been out of school for two weeks and missed examinations because they had to travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town to renew their refugee status. The Home Affairs office in Pretoria refused to serve them because they originally applied for asylum in Cape Town. And their overnight trip ...

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