Govt.: Some pupils will have to learn from tents

By Joel Mandaza Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Ms Thumisang Thabela has told Parliament that some pupils in the country will have to learn from tents when schools open in a few weeks time. The government has expressed intent to open schools and has also insisted on continuing with the …

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ZIMSEC should not be a profit making entity, says Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Proportional Representation legislator, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) should not be a profit-making entity adding that such an arrangement will result will in a lot of school dropouts dues to exorbitant examination fees. ZIMSEC had set high examination fees for Grade seven, Ordinary level and Advanced level pupils before the government …

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Stakeholders welcome move to allow pregnant girls back to schools

By Mark Matambirofa Various stakeholders have welcomed a move by the government to allow pregnant girls to continue with their school adding that the move will go a long way in uplifting the girl child. Girls who fell pregnant were barred from school on the basis that they might influence others to get pregnant. However, …

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Did you consider salaries before increasing school fees, Chinotimba asks Education Minister

Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba yesterday quizzed Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Amon Murwira whether he took people’s salaries into consideration before pegging school fees for government-owned universities and colleges. The government pegged tuition for humanities at $3500; engineering and sciences at $4000 and life sciences which is veterinary science as well as medical sciences …

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10-years in jail if you interfere with NPRC witnesses

By Takunda Mandura National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) has warned members of the public against interfering with its witnesses adding that if they are caught they risk facing a 10-year jail term. Most Zimbabweans are unwilling to testify or to be witnesses for injustices that happen in the country as they fear for their …

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Coalition against sanctions

The launch of the Coalition against sanctions has been launched in Harare today.This comes after a divided view between sanctions  ordinary citizens. ⚡️ “Coalition against sanction” #OpenParlyZWhttps://t.co/7aFrd6HvFV — Open Parly ZW (@OpenParlyZw) April 29, 2019

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Petition demands educational qualifications for MPs

By Daniel Chigundu Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Tsitsi Gezi says Parliament has received a petition calling for the enactment of minimum educational qualifications for the post of President as well as for legislators. Currently, there is no educational qualification needed for one to contest to be President or to be a legislator in …

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Can we still pay school fees using goats?

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Joyce Makonya left the National Assembly in stitches when she asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister whether it was still feasible for poor parents to pay school fees using livestock. With most companies having closed shop in the country especially in the past decade most parents are struggling to …

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