Tag: Education

Activists Scorn Plans to Name University After Mugabe

Activists Scorn Plans to Name University After Mugabe

Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo’s plans to name a yet to be built university after President Robert Mugabe have been met with scorn by activists who feel the veteran leader has squandered a legacy he painstakingly built during the country’s liberation struggle. Moyo said the envisaged specialised skills university will assume […]

Teachers want meeting with Mugabe

Teachers want meeting with Mugabe

State teachers have requested a meeting with President Robert Mugabe to discuss their delayed remuneration and the attempt to cancel their annual vacation. The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has forwarded the request to the presidency, amid teacher complaints that the president — a teacher by profession — is […]

Government appeals for education aid

Government appeals for education aid

GOVERNMENT has appealed to aid agencies to assist with the construction of new schools, refurbish and furnish existing ones to improve the learning environment. Primary and Secondary Education deputy minister Paul Mavhima admitted the government does not have the capacity to meet infrastructure needs of existing schools to ensure quality […]

Poverty contributes to poor pass rate

Poverty contributes to poor pass rate

THE OPPOSITION MDC-T has blamed the poor academic performance of students in Matabeleland and Midlands on marginalisation, poverty and rampant economic decline due to company closures and relocations, leaving most parents out of formal employment. Reacting to Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec)’ schools performance report released last week, MDC-T Bulawayo […]