Monthly Archives: October 2012

Examinations disrupted over school fees

News Day By Richard Chidza 31 October 2012 Harare – There was pandemonium at St Peters Kubatana High School in Harare yesterday following a decision by authorities to bar pupils who had not paid their fees in full from writing Ordinary level final exams. Invigilators who spoke to the Daily News said the situation turned tense […]

David Coltart is Zimbabwe’s greatest tweeting politician

Zimbabwe Eye By Simba Chikanza 31 October 2012 Two Zimbabwean ministers have been ranked in Africa’s top ten tweeting politicians. Education Minister, David Coltart, together with his party boss Welshman Ncube were listed in Africa’s top ten tweeting politicians’ list. The compilation which appeared in a Guardian newspaper article written by one David Smith reveals Coltart as Zimbabwe’s greatest […]

Minister Coltart bemoans racism

News Day 31 October 2012 EDUCATION minister David Coltart has accused his counterparts in Cabinet of perpetuating racism by openly making unsavoury remarks even in his presence. Coltart, who posted a message on his Facebook wall over the weekend, said: “It is wrong to paint any race or ethnic group with a single broad brush […]

Parents storm exam room, manhandle school head

The Herald By Felix Share 31 October 2012 PARENTS stormed an examination room at St Peters Kubatana High School in Highfield yesterday protesting against the barring of their children from writing exams over non-payment of tuition fees. They reportedly bulldozed their way into the school’s Great Hall where an O-Level Shona Paper 1 final exam was […]

Gold panning destroying Zimbabwe environment

SW Radio Africa By Tererai Karimakwenda 31 October 2012 A cabinet minister, who has witnessed the deliberate burning of bush and trees by illegal gold panners, has warned of the severe damage being done to the environment and urged government to urgently introduce policies that create jobs and protect the environment. Education Minister David Coltart told […]

Teacher caught writing exam for candidate

The Chronicle By Pamela Shumba 30 October 2012 AN Accounts and Mathematics teacher from Bulawayo allegedly wrote an examination on behalf of a candidate who had promised to pay him $40. The teacher Edward Moyo (40) and the candidate Phephile Dlamini (29) from Entumbane have since been arrested. Moyo and Dlamini were allegedly caught cheating […]

Coltart, Gabuza spearhead campaign to raise funds for museum

News Day 29 October 2012 TWO Cabinet ministers from the Matabeleland region have pledged to lobby their colleagues in government to allocate funds for renovating the Bulawayo National Museum in the next National Budget. The campaign was being spearheaded by Education minister David Coltart and Public Works minister Joel Gabuza. Both ministers reportedly toured the […]

Armed police raid former MDC security adviser’s home

The Zimbabwean By Gladys Ncube 29 October 2012 Heavily armed police on Saturday morning raided the home of Simon Spooner, the former united MDC security adviser and past campaign manager for Education Minister, David Coltart. According Spooner’s lawyer, Lizwe Jamela, police said there were looking for weapons of war and had both arrest and search […]

Govt to host educational indaba

The Standard  by Nqaba Matshazi 28 October 2012 THE government is set host an education all-stakeholders’ conference in December to review the school curriculum to put emphasis on vocational skills training. Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart last week said while Zimbabwe had a good education system, the curriculum was too academically-oriented. He […]

O-Level exams begin

The Chronicle 28 October 2012 Ordinary Level examinations are starting today, with examination papers having been dispatched to all centres countrywide. The examination papers include the ones that were withdrawn and reset by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) after the acting headmaster of Sijawugwe Secondary School, Mr Panganai Zimunhu (31), allegedly lost them two […]