Education

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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Murwira dissolved council for questioned his involvement in construction contracts at NUST

HIGHER and Tertiary Education minister, Amon Murwira reportedly dissolved the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) council because it questioned his involvement in construction contracts at the institution, it has emerged. Murwira last month announced that he had dissolved the Nust council as part of his bid to refocus the institution and bring in new brains that would set ...

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Parents face fees dilemma

Thousands of pupils, especially boarders, could fail to return to school when the second term begins on Tuesday due to skyrocketing fees, parents have said. A number of schools increased fees substantially following the rapid rise in the prices of goods and services since February when the government introduced a new currency. The introduction of the RTGS dollar by the ...

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UZ students grill Prophet Magaya

UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe students had an opportunity to grill Prophetic Healing and Deliverance founder, Prophet Walter Magaya in a question and answer session at the campus’ Great Hall on Tuesday. Prophet Magaya was introduced to the sociology and political science students as “doctor and prophet” by Sociology lecturer, Dr Watch Ruparanganda Chinhenga. Among the students’ burning questions were on the ...

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Grace Mugabe to be extradited to face trial in South Africa

Former First Lady Grace Mugabe might soon be extradited to South Africa to face a criminal charge of assaulting model Gabrielle Engels in a Sandton hotel in 2017. South African media on Wednesday reported that the National Prosecuting Authority had made a decision to apply for the extradition. Welcoming the development, the head of lobby group  AFriforum’s private prosecutions unit, ...

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Grace Mugabe skipped PhD processes

Former First Lady Grace Mugabe began studies at the University of Zimbabwe for her Masters in Social Studies a year before her application for post graduate admission was submitted, processed and accepted, the court heard yesterday. According to the prosecution, at all the relevant times, the registration process, application and the purported study by Mrs Mugabe was not known at ...

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UZ hunts for Vice Chancellor

The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has begun its search for a substantive Vice Chancellor to replace Professor Levi Nyagura, who left the institution amid allegations of abuse of office. Prof Nyagura faced allegations of facilitating the unprocedural conferment of a Doctor of Philosophy degree on former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe. Prof Paul Mapfumo is the Acting Vice Chancellor. UZ ...

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