Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ensure Quality Education While Ameliorating Effects of Inequality

Herald 30 September 2011 Opinion The debate over the desirability of inducements for schoolteachers paid by parents is driven by several factors: education ideologies, poor civil service pay for graduates, inadequate funds from Treasury to support even minimum school standards, inequalities within the education system, inequalities in parental incomes, and the geographical distribution of members […]

Government Probes Evictions at Anglican Church-Run Schools

The Herald 30 September 2011 Government is investigating circumstances surrounding evictions of headmasters and teaching staff at Anglican Church-run schools as it suspects the actions were disturbing learning activities. Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart, said while he did not want to involve himself in the Anglican Church saga, it was imperative to […]

One-Two Hockey Viewpoint: ‘Out of Africa’

South African Hockey Association  By Steve Jaspan September 2011 The dust is settling over the Matabeleland savannah where the African Olympic Qualifier was held in Bulawayo earlier this month.  The African sunsets are beautiful with the sky tinged with orange and pink coloured brushstrokes. Reflecting on the tournament and the African Hockey Federation’s Congress there […]

UK gives $35 million for orphan care

Zimbabwean 29 September 2011 The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has committed $35 million towards the implementation of the government’s National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children. The Action Plan, launched by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in Harare last week, aims to improve the plight of the poorest and most vulnerable children in […]

‘Promoted’ teachers, headmasters ordered back to the classroom

Newsday By Silas Nkala 29 September 2011 A recent directive by the Public Service Commission (PSC) for all senior Education officials who had assumed temporary administrative duties to revert back to their original work stations, has reportedly triggered a serious staffing crisis at the country’s district and provincial offices. Between 2006 and 2009, government reassigned […]

Zifa deserves thumbs up on Asiagate probe

Newsday 29 September 2011 For the past four years, Zifa has been in the limelight for the wrong reasons. The previous board, led by Wellington Nyatanga, proved powerless to run the game and stands accused of allegedly selling the soul of the nation through match- fixing. This is the scourge that has affected football since […]

Government to set up teachers’ council

Daily News                             By Chengetai Zvauya           29 September 2011 Harare – Education, Sports, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart says government intends to set up a professional teachers’ council to administer the welfare of the teachers and improve their professional conduct. Coltart told the Daily News that his ministry was hoping […]

Government, teachers strike pay deal

Herald                        Wednesday, 28 September 2011  By Felex Share  GOVERNMENT and teachers’ unions met in Harare yesterday and agreed that parents and guardians continue paying  incentives to the educators until a solution is hammered. The two parties agreed to convene an urgent all-stakeholders’ conference to determine whether or not to entirely abolish the incentives. The conference is slated […]

Coltart says teacher’s incentives a ‘necessary evil’ for now

SW Radio Africa By Lance Guma 28 September 2011 Education Minister Senator David Coltart has told SW Radio Africa that the controversial system of teacher’s incentives was a ‘necessary evil’ needed to stabilize the education sector. Coltart says when he took over in 2009, teachers were paid a pittance and there was total chaos in […]

Teachers incentives to stay

Newsday By Chief Reporter 28 September 2011 The Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture and teachers’ unions have agreed to keep teachers’ incentives in place until an all stakeholders’ workshop is held next month. Education minister David Coltart last night said the parties agreed the issue was complex and needed the input of other […]