Education

More doctors to be fired on November 15

The Health Services Board is set to fire more doctors on the 15th of November for defying the court order to return to work and dump the industrial action. Recently government fired 77 doctors out of the 80 that engaged in industrial action. Former Secretary of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association Dr Bhebhe said, “Like many others, we really would ...

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Mnangagwa to commission Nust innovation hub on graduation day

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa will this Friday officially commission the National University of Science and Technology Innovation Hub in Bulawayo in an event that will coincide with the institution’s 25th graduation ceremony. Nust director of communication and marketing Mr Felix Moyo said all is set for the commissioning. “President Mnangagwa, who is also our Chancellor, will commission our innovation hub on Friday ...

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Lupane University lecturers, staff go on strike

Lecturers at Lupane State University (LSU) have reportedly embarked on industrial action citing incapacitation to continue reporting for duty. This comes at a time when state doctors have gone on strike demanding that the government review their salaries upwards and peg them at the prevailing interbank rate. Teachers have also told their employer that they will now be reporting for ...

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Nust deputy bursar quits

A DEPUTY bursar – finance and administration at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Mr Reaboka Noko has reportedly resigned amid allegations that he embezzled funds from the institution’s Nostro account. Mr Noko’s resignation comes a couple of months after the university’s bursar, Mr Fortune Nkomo was placed under suspension also for financial misappropriation after it was ...

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Nust students protest over 700% increase in graduation fees

NATIONAL University of Science and Technology (Nust) students, who are expecting to graduate on November 8, have petitioned their administration over exorbitant graduation fees which they described as more like punishment for learning at the institution. Nust has pegged the graduation fees at $600 from $85, excluding graduation gown and food.In a petition dated October 1 and signed by the ...

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Great Zimbabwe University lecturers cry foul

PART-TIME lecturers at Great Zimbabwe University in Masvingo have written a petition to the university management to voice their concerns over non-payment of  allowances which they have not received for the last seven months. The petition seen by Sunday News was  signed by 27 part-time lecturers. “As academics we thought we must first bring it to your attention that we ...

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NUST enrolment must be biased towards Matebeleland region students

THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) should have a deliberate policy biased towards enrolling students from Matebeleland region as it suffered underdevelopment during the early years of independence the chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education has said. Members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education visited the institution yesterday. Mr ...

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Mliswa praises ZNA efforts

Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs Mary Mliswa-Chikoka has applauded the Zimbabwe National Army for handing over two new classroom blocks to Ayshire Primary School in Zvimba North. Speaking at the handover ceremony last week, Minister Mliswa-Chikoka implored the ZNA to assist several other districts in Mashonaland West. She encouraged pupils, parents and officials at the school to ...

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UZ investigating student accommodation scandal

Further to the story on Thursday, 15 August 2019 under the heading, ‘Accommodation scandal rocks UZ‘, the University of Zimbabwe wishes to advise parents and guardians of UZ students, and the general public that the institution is well seized with the matter and that it has already initiated thorough investigations into the allegations. The University assures its stakeholders, that they ...

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Rural teachers to picket at Mthuli Ncube’s offices

Rural teachers have resolved to start picketing at Finance minister Mthuli Ncube’s offices on pay days starting this month, to push for salaries pegged at interbank market rates. Dubbed Pay Day Funerals, the protests will be led by the Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz). Artuz president Obert Masaraure told NewsDay that when picketing, teachers will wear black costumes ...

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