Grace Mugabe PhD New Twist, Nyagura Very Much At Work – Minister

Wide spread reports that University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura is on suspension following allegations of him un-procedurally awarding former First Lady Grace Mugabe a doctorate, are untrue. Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Prof. Amon Murwira revealed in the Senate House on Thursday. Responding to a question from MDC-T Senator Siphiwe Ncube why the Vice Chancellor was still at work when he should be on suspension, the Minister said his office is not aware of the suspension. “You are reading issues from the newspapers, as…

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Grace Mugabe PhD scandal: UZ vice chancellor Nyagura freed on $200 bail

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By Helen Kadirire  University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor (VC) Levi Nyagura was yesterday freed on $200 bail following his arrest on Friday night. University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura He is being charged with criminal abuse of office after he allegedly unprocedurally conferred a doctorate degree to former first lady Grace Mugabe. On Friday, Nyagura — who will be back in court on March 5, 2018 — was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) over the “dubious” doctorate. It is alleged that Nyagura conferred the degree to…

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Grace Mugabe PhD scandal rages on

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By Paidamoyo Chipunza Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira has called for dialogue between the University of Zimbabwe and its lecturers who are contesting the awarding of the doctorate to Mrs Grace Mugabe. Prof Murwira said the university and the lecturers must follow laid down procedures in resolving the issue. Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and her PhD supervisor Professor Claude Mararike “If people are genuine in solving this issue, they should follow the correct procedures which are clearly spelt out in the general…

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Witch hunt over Grace Mugabe’s PhD thesis

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A witch-hunt is evolving at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) where academic staff in the Sociology Department are alleging persecution at the hands of the institution’s leadership for questioning the manner in which former first lady Grace Mugabe was granted her PhD in 2014. Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and her PhD supervisor Professor Claude Mararike Grace’s PhD was only published on the UZ’s website last week under her maiden name — Ntombizodwa Grace Marufu. At the time it was awarded, there was outrage from members of the public who…

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Plot to cover up fraud in Grace Mugabe PhD

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By Lance Guma There is a deliberate plot by authorities at the University of Zimbabwe to cover up for the fraudulent manner in which former First Lady Grace Mugabe was award a PhD within a world record three months. This is according to lecturers in the Sociology Department who spoke to Nehanda Radio. Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and her PhD supervisor Professor Claude Mararike Although doctorates typically require several years of full-time research and writing, Grace was awarded hers by the University of Zimbabwe in 2014 within a space…

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Grace Mugabe’s PhD thesis published – finally

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Last updated Jan 25, 2018 55,462 5 Almost four years after she submitted it, the PhD thesis of Zimbabwe’s former First Lady Grace Mugabe has been released for all to see. Then First Lady Grace Mugabe and the then Vice President Joice Mujuru get their PhD’s (Pic by NewsDay) The 226-page document, entitled The Changing Social Structures and Functions of the Family, was published on the University of Zimbabwe’s website under Mrs Mugabe’s maiden name. The degree has been controversial ever since it was awarded just months after Mrs Mugabe enrolled at…

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Follow proper procedure in taking away Grace Mugabe PhD

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The Zimbabwe Independent Newspaper of 05th January 2018 published an article claiming that the sociology department of the University of Zimbabwe sent a petition to Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) requesting it to investigate, revoke and nullify Grace Mugabe PhD. Then First Lady Grace Mugabe and the then Vice President Joice Mujuru get their PhD’s (Pic by NewsDay) This piece seeks to clarify on two issues; first, denounce the procedure being taken by the sociology department of University of Zimbabwe and finally, to educate the educated university professors about the correct…

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