Grace Mugabe’s Private School Was Receiving $3 800 Per Term Per Student From Govt’s STEM Programme

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Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and her Chief political strategist and ally former Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has stopped paying school fees for students who were learning at former first lady Grace Mugabe’s private High School in Mazowe under the government’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme. The government advised the students to pay for themselves or to find cheaper schools as it could not continue paying fees of $3 800 per term per child which translates to $205 200 per year for the…

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Chaos rocks new curriculum subjects exam registration

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Image #: 13966736 April 12th 2011- Honor roll student Jafari Rooks works in a small group in his classroom at Holy Names Catholic School in North Memphis. Many of the kids come from a difficult home life, so, students are encouraged to work as hard as they can while at school. Homework does not go home with the children because most often “we know it is not going to get done,” said Madison Tracy, the schools principal. The Jubilee Schools now operate on a $30 million endowment, serving more than…

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HIT students protest over DStv, food

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By Blessings Mashaya Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) students yesterday staged a demonstration against poor living conditions and lack of entertainment — DStv. Harare Institute of Technology Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, the HIT’s Student Representative Council president, Saviour Machuwaire, blasted the varsity’s authorities, accusing them of refusing to address their concerns. “We have tried to engage the vice chancellor but he is failing to address our concerns as students,” he said. “We are facing poor Internet connection and we say a modern tertiary institution must have Internet connection,”…

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Four new State universities to open

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By Martha Leboho Government has approved the opening of four new State universities countrywide in a move expected to consolidate Zimbabwe’s position as one of the countries with the highest number of institutions of higher learning in the region and beyond. Prof Murwira Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said some of the universities have already started enrolling students. Professor Murwira was speaking at the Reformed Church University graduation ceremony last Friday where he capped 151 graduates. The four universities were Marondera University of…

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Government must prioritise key sectors

TEACHERS, just like their striking counterparts in the health sector, this week raised genuine concerns, which require President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government urgent attention, for they have a strong bearing on the quality of the country’s education sector. It’s undeniable that, Iike all civil servants, teachers’ grievances have remained unresolved since 2013, and any further delay in addressing them spells doom for future generations. Besides demanding an otherwise overdue salary review, the educators, in their petition to Mnangagwa on Tuesday,pleaded for an improvement in infrastructure, supply of learning materials and security…

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MSU slashes tuition fees for interns

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Midlands State University (MSU) has heeded Government’s directive to reduce tuition fees for students on work-related learning by 40 percent. In an interview, MSU information and public relations director Mrs Mirirai Mawere said the institution had already implemented the decision, which was made by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development. “As a State university, we are obliged to adhere to Government directives,” she said. “We have taken heed of the directive and our students on attachment will now be paying 60 percent of the tuition…

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‘Nyagura was never suspended’ – Amon Murwira

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Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira says University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura was never suspended, declaring that only President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the power to suspend a vice chancellor. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira He said he is yet to receive communication from Mnangagwa as the chancellor of all State universities, suspending Nyagura. This was after Senator Siphiwe Ncube had inquired why Nyagura was still reporting for duty despite being sent on paid leave pending the outcome of his…

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Marist Brothers bullies ‘expelled’ from school

Marist Brothers Secondary School in Dete, Hwange District, has excluded from the institution 16 Form Four pupils who last month ganged up to torture some Form Two boys at the school. In the education sector, exclusion means that pupils found guilty of committing offences are given transfer letters to seek places in other schools. Expulsion on the other hand means that pupils cannot seek places in conventional schools and would have to resort to private schools or colleges. The bullies were excluded from the school last week amid chaos as…

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Nust, lecturers sign MoU

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THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) management and lecturers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to end a crippling strike paving the way for the resumption of lectures. The MoU was signed on Tuesday between the university management and Nust Educators Association (Nusteda), an organisation representing lecturers, at the eleventh hour when Bulawayo Labour Court judge Justice Mercy Moya-Matshanga was set to deliver a ruling following an application by Nust to declare the strike as illegal. The university management sought a disposal order in terms of the Labour…

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Whizkid Mkhulisi Moyo appeals for assistance

A WHIZKID Mkhulisi Moyo from Bulawayo, who attained 20 points in science subjects at A-level is appealing for assistance to further his studies. Mkhulisi Moyo, of Pumula North who did his A-level at Mpopoma High School in Bulawayo and attained 20 points in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Further Mathematics last year is seeking financial assistance to enrol at the University of Zimbabwe to study Medicine. “I am appealing for assistance to pay fees for my tertiary education because my parents are not able to cover the university requirements as my…

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