Monthly Archives: January 2010

Civil Servants’ Strike Imminent

Standard By Bertha Shoko 31 January 2010 CIVIL servants will hold make-or-break talks with government negotiators on Tuesday amid warnings a crippling strike is imminent. The meeting comes a week after the 14-day strike ultimatum issued by civil servants passed without any action. Education Minister David Coltart and his Public Service counterpart Eliphas Mukonoweshuro failed […]

Private pre-schools ripping off clients

Sunday Mail 31 January 2010 Sunday Mail Reporter Parents wishing to enroll their children for kindergarten in Harare will have to think twice as it has emerged that pre-schools in the city are demanding as much as US$600 per term in fees. A Sunday Mail survey last week revealed that the cost of pre-schooling is […]

Education And The Future of Zimbabwe: A presentation and discussion with Senator David Coltart, Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture in Zimbabwe 30 January 2010 Time: February 5, 2010 from 10am to 12pm Location: Africare. Africare is located near Shaw-Howard University Station on Metro Green Line. Street: Africare, 440 R Street, N.W. City/Town: Washington DC 20001. Event Type: forum Organized By: Council for Zimbabwe Event Description The Council for Zimbabwe cordially invites you to “Education and […]

Computerise Civil Service Database

The Herald 29 January 2010 Harare — Government should computerise the database of its employees to weed out ghost workers that are fleecing the State of thousands of dollars; Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart said yesterday. Minister Coltart said his ministry was making efforts to keep a computer-based list of teachers in […]

Government tries to prevent strike

Zimbabwe BlackBook 26 January 2010 HARARE – Zimbabwe’s Public Service Minister Eliphas Mukonoweshuro is due to hold make-or-break talks with civil servants in a last-ditch bid to avert a general strike. Workers have set a strike date of next Tuesday unless their demands for higher salaries are met. Ministers are desperate to avert a general […]

10 000 teachers needed in schools

Sunday Mail 24 January 2010 From Bulawayo Bureau At least 10 000 teachers are needed nationwide as it emerged that there is a critical shortage of the educators in schools amid revelations that the re-engagement system that the Government embarked on to bring back to the fold tutors who had left is tedious and frustrating. […]

An exciting evening of cocktails and learning with Senator David Coltart, the Zimbabwe Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture will be in New York. February 10, 2010 at 6.30 pm in New York City

Council for Zimbabwe 24 January 2010 Join us for an exciting evening of cocktails and learning with Senator David Coltart, the Zimbabwe Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture will be in New York. February 10, 2010 at 6.30 pm in New York City. Information Category: Organizations – Non-Profit Organizations Description: • Are you a […]

We feel betrayed: teachers

Sunday News 24th January 2010 By Mugove Mudhadha THE recent pronouncement by the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart, that teachers should take their grievances regarding salaries to the Finance Minister Mr Tendai Biti made sad reading. It is with a deep sense of betrayal of the teaching fraternity by the […]

Education fund project commendable

Chronicle Editorial 23 January 2010 The country’s education system has produced some of the best minds that are leaders in their own right in various capacities around the globe. Many countries, especially those in southern Africa and the Anglo-Saxon world, poached a good number of skilled Zimbabweans as workers left the country in droves as […]

Education Transition Fund to produce textbooks

The Zimbabwe Telegraph By Getrude Gumede January 22, 2010 GWERU – The Ministry of Education and Culture working in conjunction with UNICEF and UNESCO which last year launched an Education Transition Fund is working on plans to improve the pupil text book ratio and help restore basic education for all to Zimbabweans, Education and Culture […]