Monthly Archives: February 2009

Zimbabwe’s Students, on Their Own – Many Schools Are Closed; Others Lack Teachers

The Washington Post By Karin Brulliard Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, February 28, 2009 HARARE, Zimbabwe — On many weekdays last year, Kundai Kanyemba, 16, donned his high school uniform, sat in the library and studied textbooks titled “Geography Today,” “Focus on English” and “General Mathematics,” tattered volumes he hoped would prepare him for year-end […]

June 2008 results out

The Herald 28 February 2009 THE June 2008 Ordinary and Advanced Level results are ready and the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council is urging candidates to collect them from their schools or other centres. Zimsec director Mr Happy Ndanga yesterday said the results had been sent to Zimsec provincial offices from where the schools would collect […]

Call back our professionals in the diaspora

The Chronicle Comment 27 February 2009 THE Government should consider calling back professionals who are living in the Diaspora, as the availability of skilled human resources plays a pivotal role in the process of rebuilding the economy. The Inclusive Government has put its main emphasis on reviving the economy, as the best way to improve […]

Is Chamisa in government?

Zimbabwe Guardian Terry Mufambi ― Opinion 27 February 2009 DEAR EDITOR – Mr Nelson Chamisa was a regular interviewee on media outlets in the United Kingdom before he was Minister of Information Communications Technology (ICT). I am concerned that he still features on programs threatening that the MDC-T party will move out of the inclusive […]

The cost, in rands, of a Zim bail-out

The Mail and Guardian MAYA FISHER-FRENCH JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – February 27 2009 Although South Africa can technically afford to give Zimbabwe the R6-billion that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly asked for, it would have to be part of a broader financial bail-out package if South Africa does not want to throw good money […]

Schools ordered not to turn away pupils

The Herald 27 February 2009 THE Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture has ordered schools not to turn away children for failing to pay fees while awaiting a Cabinet decision next week on recommendations on a new fee structure. In an interview yesterday, Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart confirmed the […]

Sport Critical to Nation Building

The Herald By Shepherd Chiware 26 February 2009 Harare — GOVERNMENT must play a key role in the complete overhaul of sport in Zimbabwe and render this sector consistent with the challenges facing the country. The Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart, must urgently engage national sports agencies, sports federations and […]

Minister says schools will be fully functional next month

Zimonline By Patricia Mpofu 26 February 2009 HARARE – Education Minister David Coltart on Wednesday said he expected learning to have resumed at all schools across the country by early next month. In a statement to the media, Coltart said an agreement had been reached after protracted negotiations with the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) and […]

Teachers’ decision to return to work laudable

The Chronicle Comment 25 February 2009 Schools are finally scheduled to open on Monday next week for the first term, a month after they were supposed to open. As the saying goes, it is better late than never. We would like to applaud the teachers for putting the nation first and showing compassion for the […]

Zim doctors call off strike

Zimonline By Nokuthula Sibanda Wednesday 25 February 2009 HARARE – Zimbabwean doctors who have been on an indefinite strike to press for more pay and better working conditions have resolved to go back to work apparently after the new government promised to address their grievances, a top union official said. “We are now going back […]