Monthly Archives: April 2009

Government in moves to avert teacher strike

Zimonline By Patricia Mpofu Thursday 30 April 2009 HARARE – Education Minister David Coltart will meet union leaders on Thursday to try to avert a strike by teachers when schools open for the second term next week. Coltart, who took the education portfolio after the former opposition MDC parties agreed to join President Robert Mugabe’s […]

Zimbabw’s Public Exams – Millions Needed

Financial Gazette 30th April 2009 Harare — GOVERNMENT urgently needs about US$3,1 million to complete the marking of last year’s public examinations, Education Sports and Culture Minister David Coltart, revealed this week. Coltart described government’s failure to produce last year’s Grade Seven, Ordinary and Advanced Levels examination results as a national tragedy. “I am concerned […]

Form Schools’ Rugby League, Says Coltart

The Herald Paul Munyuki 30 April 2009 Harare — THE Minister Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Senator David Coltart has called for the country’s schools to establish a rugby league structure that allows for relegation and promotion to help in the development of the game. Senator Coltart gave special mention to Kyle College after they […]

Zimbabwe Education Minister Tables Concessions to Fend Off Teacher Strike

VOA By Gibbs Dube Washington 30 April 2009 A meeting between Zimbabwean Education Minister David Coltart and officials of the country’s teacher’s unions Thursday yielded a five-point plan to address pay and other grievances, but union leaders declined to take a threatened strike by educators off the table. Proposals from Coltart included waiving fees for […]

Education Minister and teachers meet as strike action threatened

SW Radio Africa By Alex Bell 29 April 2009 An ultimatum set by the country’s leading teachers unions, for government to produce a proper salary structure for teachers, ran out on Thursday. This has set the scene for an anticipated strike next week, when schools reopen on Tuesday. The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) and the […]

Teachers’ Strike Threat Next Week Seen as Blow to Zimbabwe’s Unity Government

VOA By Peta Thornycroft Harare 29 April 2009 Zimbabwe’s teachers say they will go on strike when the next semester opens next week after the inclusvie government said it has no money to increase their salaries. The teachers’ return to school after the unity government was formed February was the first success of the new […]

Teachers Demand US$1 500 Salary

Zimbabwe Independent By MHARA HENRY Wednesday, 29 April 2009 TEACHERS have this week demanded to be paid US$1 500 monthly and threatened not to return to work when schools open for the second term next Tuesday if government fails to meet their demand. The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) and the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe […]

Zimbabwe teachers threaten strike over pay

AFP 28 April 2009 HARARE (AFP) — Zimbabwe’s teachers on Wednesday vowed to go on strike when the new school term begins next week after government reneged on a pledge to increase their salaries. “There has not been any concrete response to address the issue of teachers salaries,” Tendai Chikowore, president of the Zimbabwe Teachers’ […]

Coltart to announce fees for new school term

New Zimbabwe.Com 28th April 2009 RAISED fees demanded by most public schools are illegal, Education Minister David Coltart said Tuesday as he prepared to fix new fees limits for the second term which opens on May 5. Cabinet met on Tuesday to discuss proposals by the National Education Advisory Board on ways to improve Zimbabwe’s […]

Minority parties call for decentralisation

Zimbabwe Times 27 April 2009 By Ray Matikinye BULAWAYO – Minority parties in Matabeleland and the Arthur Mutambara-led faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) are agitating for devolution of political and administrative power to the provinces as the campaign for a new constitution gathers steam. A new constitution, leading to the holding of […]