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Education Archives ⋆ Magamba Network
Murwira under fire over Mathematics

By Wisdom Mumera Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira has come under fire over his intentions to scrap mathematics as one of the entry requirements for tertiary education program not related to the subject. Most tertiary education institutions in the country have mathematics as part of their entry requirements even for programs that does not have calculations or numbers. …

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Chinamasa must fund ECD education: Cross

By Pretty Chavango Bulawayo South legislator Eddie Cross says government has the responsibility to provide financial resources and supporting infrustructre for Early Child Development (ECD) adding that passing the burden to parents will be a mockery of the country’s commitment to providing free primary education. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa in his proposed 2018 national budget revealed that government has no money to employ more teachers …

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Stop it! ED warns errant lecturers

By Watmore Makokoba President Emerson Mnangagwa has warned higher and tertiary education lectures who are engaging in corrupt practices and sexually abusing students that the full wrath of the law will descend upon them unaware. Some lecturers in various institutions of higher learning in the country are reportedly sexually abusing students promising them good marks, while others are taking bribes from students to award them …

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MPs urged to ensure education for all

By Pretty Chavango The country’s legislators have been called upon to use their power to make sure government delivers on its mandate to ensure every child is in school as provided in the constitution. Under the banner of an initiative called “Every Child in School”  (ECIS) being led by Tag a Life International, MPs are being urged to use their legislative power to ensure all …

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National Schools Pledge to be replaced: Mavima

By Daniel Chigundu Primary and Secondary Education Minister Paul Mavima says there unpopular School Pledge introduced by former Minister Lazarus Dokora needs to be removed and replaced by a National Pledge instead. Under the School Pledge which replaced the traditional Lord’s Prayer, school children are required to pledge their allegiance to the country’s flag. However, this development was not received well by most parents affiliated …

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Moyo Feels the Fury of Zimbos from Political Exile

By Wisdom Mumera In the aftermath of his banishment from Zanu PF, exiled former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Professor Jonathan Moyo has sought to air out his pains on social media but the ploy has been met with staggering derision and anger by many #Twimbos. Moyo has slowly increased his visibility on Twitter after an unusual period of silence in the aftermath of …

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Why Shona speakers cannot teach Ndebele in Matabeleland

By Daniel Chigundu Pelandaba-Mpopoma legislator Joseph Tshuma says the government must immediately stop Shona people who are teaching Ndebele in Matabeleland because they are not properly qualified and are distorting the language. Debating on the President’s speech in the National Assembly, Honourable Tshuma said he was not being tribalistic or regionalistic, but people in the region are not happy with Shona people teaching Ndebele. “There …

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Metal IDs: ZEC rubbishes Mudede

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner Netsai Mushonga has dismissed Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede’s statement with regards to metal IDs and voter registration. Registrar Mudede last week issued a statement saying that people with metal IDs will not be allowed to register and vote in the 2018 elections because their IDs are not machine-readable. Mudede added that people should take advantage of the …

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Why MDC-T wants ZEC to monitor mobile registration exercise

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC-T has said plans by the Registrar General to roll out the three-month mobile registration exercise in an effort to phase out metal Identity cards should be designed in a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine readable national ID. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, Registrar General (RG), Tobaiwa Mudede said the exercise entails the issuing …

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Why MDC-T wants ZEC to monitor mobile registration exercise

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC-T has said plans by the Registrar General to roll out the three-month mobile registration exercise in an effort to phase out metal Identity cards should be designed in a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine readable national ID. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, Registrar General (RG), Tobaiwa Mudede said the exercise entails the issuing …

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