Monthly Archives: Sep 2009

Outrage over rigid ‘O’ and ‘A’ level registration deadline

Newsnet 30 September 2009 The announcement by Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Senator David Coltart that his ministry is not further extending the O and A level exam deadline has raised serious concern with some quarters arguing that the ministry is taking the country back to the pre-independence era of the bottle-neck education system. […]

Exam deadline final: Coltart

The Herald By Felex Share 30 September 2009 THERE is no reprieve for thousands of secondary school students who failed to beat the registration deadline for Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations, with the Government saying it is too late to do anything about their plight. Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart yesterday said […]

Coltart set for crisis meeting with Zimsec officials

Chronicle Chronicle reporter 29th of September 2009 The Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart, will this week hold a crisis meeting with the Zimbabwe schools examination Council (Zimsec), to find ways of helping pupils who fail to register for this year’s November examinations. The meeting comes in the wake of pleas […]

Speech: Conference of Heads of Independent Schools of Zimbabwe CHIZ : Harare 28/9/09

By Senator David Coltart Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Harare 28th September 2009 “ Back to the future” Introduction Mrs Robertson, Chairlady of CHIZ, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for this invitation to open your annual conference. I note that your theme is “Back to the future” and that this represents a feeling […]

Zimbabwe schools begin fightback

CNN September 28, 2009 • STORY HIGHLIGHTS • In two years, 20,000 teachers have left Zimbabwe • Desperately poor parents sometimes pay for education with livestock • Zimbabwe’s education system suffered as the economy went into freefall • Head teacher: We need to teach these kids … to become something in the world HARARE, Zimbabwe […]

Dictator Mugabe Makes a Comeback

The New York Review of Books VOLUME 56, NUMBER 16 • OCTOBER 22, 2009 Dictator Mugabe Makes a Comeback By Joshua Hammer The arrivals lounge at Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe once provided a sinister foretaste of life under the Robert Mugabe dictatorship. In every corner lurked agents of Mugabe’s Central Intelligence Organization, his domestic […]

Back to school for many Zimbabwean children

Eyewitness News 21st September 2009 Many of Zimbabwe’s children are back at school after the main teachers’ union directed members to end their three-week strike. Zimbabwe’s education system is in a shambles and parents fear their children are far behind after two disrupted school years. The main union ZIMTA says it now understands the efforts […]

Teachers call off strike

Zimbabwe Telegraph 21st September 2009 ZIMBABWE – HARARE – The Zimbabwe Teachers Association has called off the strike by teachers and urged all its members to report for duty on Monday. In a statement, Zimta national president Tendai Chikowore said the National Executive Committee convened a meeting on Friday where it was resolved to call […]

Call for artists to join BAF

The Chronicle 21st September 2009 Entertainment Reporter The Bulawayo Arts Forum (BAF) is inviting artists in and outside Bulawayo to join the organisation. The co-ordinator of BAF, Joshua Nyapimbi, said the organisation was also appealing for support to conduct advocacy work. “There is an urgent need for BAF to formalise its membership if local artists […]

Zimbabwe’s Education System in ‘Shocking’ State

The Standard By Bertha Shoko and Vusumuzi Sifile 20th September 2009 Temptation Muringisi, a teacher in Highfield, is struggling to master one new technique she was never trained to do: getting pupils to concentrate while learning under a tree. Every now and then, she has to shout at her pupils to stop watching passersby and […]

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