Monthly Archives: April 2010

MDC’s violent streak must be nipped in the bud

Zimbabwe Independent 30 April 2010 Editor’s Memo by Constantine Chimakure THE failure by the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC to curb growing violence in the party is disturbing and gives credence to reports that its leaders are fanning the brutality – negating the founding principles of the party that placed so much emphasis on a non-violent democratic […]

Education – We All Must Play a Part

The Herald Editorial 30 April 2010 Harare — Zimbabwe is in great danger, looking at the Grade 7 results for last year, of producing a generation where the majority of school-leavers will be functionally illiterate, a tragedy when it is realised that their parents were probably the first fully literate generation. The results show that […]

North Koreans not welcome, say pressure groups

Zimbabwe Independent 30 April 2010 By Tangai Chipangura and Fortune Dhlamini-Moyo CIVIC groups, human rights activists and political parties based in Matabeleland are mobilising to resist the proposed camping of the North Korean football team in Bulawayo ahead of the Fifa World Cup to be held in South Africa in June. Leaders of the pressure […]

North Korea trip ‘not finalised’

BBC Sport 30 April 2010 Zimbabwe on Friday appeared to back away from an announcement that North Korea’s national team would train in the country ahead of the World Cup. This follows protests over the Asian country’s role in training an army unit accused of killing thousands of people. Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi last month […]

Zimbabweans to protest N. Korean soccer team visit

Associated Press By Chengetai Zvauya 30 April 2010 HARARE, Zimbabwe — A Zimbabwean opposition group said Thursday it will protest against North Korean soccer players when they come to train here ahead of the World Cup because of North Korea’s role in the massacres of tens of thousands of Zimbabweans in the 1980s. Up to […]

Zimbabwean offer to host North Korean World Cup squad backfires By David Smith Friday 30 April 2010 Zimbabwe‘s attempt to bask in the reflected glory of next month’s World Cup has backfired by reviving memories of one of the country’s bloodiest massacres. Plans to host the North Korean football squad have been condemned as a symbolic insult by opposition politicians and activists because of […]

O, A-Level Results Rebound

The Herald By Felex Share 29 April 2010 Harare — The November 2009 national percentage pass rate for Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations was 19 and 70 percent respectively, a slight improvement from previous years. Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart yesterday also revealed that the Grade Seven performance was the worst in a […]

Zimbabwe schools produce worst results By Thembani Gasela 29 April 2010 Harare (ZimEye) – Zimbabwe schools produced the worst results in the education history of the country with the November 2009 national percentage pass rate for Ordinary Level examinations standing at 19 percent. David Coltart, Education Minister revealed the Grade Seven results were equally pathetic having recorded 20 percent […]

Zimbabwe loses 45,000 teachers to brain drain

Daily Monitor Uganda By Kitsephile Nyathi 29 April 2010 More than 45, 000 teachers have left Zimbabwe to look for greener pastures abroad in the past decade, a new report indicates. An unprecedented economic decline blamed on the political squabbles and President Robert Mugabe’s questionable policies has seen millions of Zimbabweans, including sought-after professionals seek […]

Press Statement by the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture on performance in the November 2009 Grade 7, `O’ And `A’ Level Zimsec Examinations

The Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture has been provided with an analysis of the November 2009 ZIMSEC examination results. The results were presented to Cabinet which has debated them. Given its national importance and the large amount of interest in the subject by the public, it is necessary that the public be appraised […]