EDUCATION

Zimbabwe, UK in talks to bridge skills gap

British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms Catriona Laing yesterday paid a courtesy call on Minister of State for Government Scholarships in the Office of the President and Cabinet Dr Christopher Mushohwe to e...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018

EDUCATION

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 devel...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 June 2018

EDUCATION

Zimbabwe defers ARV drug roll-out

Government has deferred the national roll-out of Dolutegravir - an anti-retroviral drug for adolescent girls and women of child-bearing age - following reports from Botswana that the drug is associate...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 June 2018

EDUCATION

Zimbabwe launches 'HIV prevention' pill

Government last week launched the pre-exposure prophylaxis strategy (PrEP), which is meant to reduce the  risk of contracting HIV. Speaking at the "Million Men Circumcised" celebrations and launc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 June 2018

EDUCATION

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 ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 June 2018

EDUCATION

Japan to increase scholarships for Zim students

Japan is considering increasing academic scholarships to local students to promote human capital development in Zimbabwe.Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Toshiyuki Iwado on Tuesday paid a courtesy c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 June 2018

EDUCATION

Schools still to get new curriculum textbooks

SOME provinces are yet to receive teaching and learning material made available by the Government in February, a development that severely disadvantages affected learners under the new education curri...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 June 2018

EDUCATION

Zimbabwe has highest literacy rate in Africa

ABOUT 25 percent of the school-going population aged between three and 24 years in Zimbabwe drop out of school with a majority being girls, statistics from the recent Inter-Censal Demographic Survey (...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018

EDUCATION

UZ launches BSc Optometry Honours degree

The University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences on Friday launched the country's first Bachelor of Science Optometry (Honours) degree programme in a ceremony at the college in Harare.Officially...

By Agencies | Published: 23 May 2018

EDUCATION

Teachers to protest on tomorrow

Teachers will be taking to the streets on Friday to protest against government's offer of increasing their salaries by 15 percent, saying the effort fell far too short of their expectations.Government...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 May 2018

EDUCATION

Teachers to protest on Friday

Teachers will be taking to the streets on Friday to protest against government's offer of increasing their salaries by 15 percent, saying the effort fell too short of their expectations. They are dema...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 May 2018

EDUCATION

Teachers, Govt meet

THE majority of teachers are opposed to the industrial action called by some unions, and have expressed optimism that tomorrow's crucial indaba between the educators and their employer, the Government...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 May 2018

EDUCATION

Teachers divided over strike

SHARP divisions have rocked teachers' unions involved in negotiations for better working conditions, with some reportedly declaring a deadlock and calling for a crippling industrial action.The divisio...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 May 2018

EDUCATION

School of Mines chief executive sent on forced leave

THE Zimbabwe School of Mines (ZSM) chief executive officer, Tusai Dzingirai, has been sent on three months forced leave to pave way for investigations into allegations levelled against him by student...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 May 2018

EDUCATION

Teachers dig in on strike action

TEACHERS Unions yesterday vowed to disregard the threat by government on their intended strike, claiming no amount of bullying will force them to cower unless their employer agrees to engage and discu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 May 2018

EDUCATION

Govt warns teachers against going on strike

Government has noted with concern that some education sector union leaders are threatening to proceed on strike action when schools open for the second term, accusing government of not engaging them o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 May 2018

EDUCATION

Teachers tell minister to 'Go hang'

TEACHERS have blasted government and told Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima to go hang and stop intimidating them through threats as the strike action which they are planning to hol...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2018

EDUCATION

Govt to meet teachers

THE Government will this week meet teachers' unions to start negotiations on a number of issues raised by the civil servants and map the way forward, Primary and Secondary Education Permanent Secretar...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2018

EDUCATION

Teacher sues Zimta for $5 million

A TEACHER who sustained fractured ribs which resulted in her retiring on medical grounds following an accident involving a Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) vehicle she was travelling in is sui...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 April 2018

EDUCATION

Science teachers in short supply

HIGHER and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira has disclosed that the country is facing a serious shortage of secondary school science teachers, following a massive brain drain to neighbouring co...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 April 2018

EDUCATION

TelOne sets up research lab at Nust

STATE-OWNED telecommunications operator, TelOne, yesterday launched a new research laboratory at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) in Bulawayo as part of efforts to assist devel...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2018

EDUCATION

HEXCO results out

THE Higher Education Examinations Council (HEXCO) results for March/April 2018 are out. The overall pass rate this year is 71 percent. In a statement last night, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 April 2018

EDUCATION

Solusi High 'fires' 12 teachers

The Seventh Day Adventist Church-run Solusi High School has allegedly "fired" 12 teachers directly employed by the school before re-advertising vacancies for the same posts.The teachers' contracts wer...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 April 2018

EDUCATION

Teachers snub Mnangagwa

VARIOUS teachers' unions falling under the newly-formed Federation of Zimbabwe Educators' Unions (Fozeu) have snubbed a consultative meeting organised by the government to address their grievances, sa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 April 2018

EDUCATION

Zimsec urged to revise grading system

THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has been urged to review its grading system for practical subjects to enable academically challenged but practically gifted pupils to pass.Researchers...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 April 2018
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