Monthly Archives: February 2013

ZRP on the spot over tribalism

News Day By Nduduzo Tshuma 28 February  POLICE have to effectively deal with allegations of tribalism leveled against their officers or risk losing the “little” credibility the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)  still has, according to analysts. The comments made yesterday followed reports that Bulawayo Central MP Dorcas Sibanda had filed a complaint with police bosses over the […]

Coltart outlines six-point plan for new SRC board

The Zimbabwean By Mxolisi Ncube 28 February 2013 David Coltart, the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, recently spelt out the six-point 2013 mandate of the recently appointed Sports and  Recreation Board. The principal policy objectives and goals of the Board include organising Zone VI Youth Games, the Hockey World Series of February 2014, mapping an action […]

Teachers slam Coltart over referendum

New Zimbabwe 28 February 2013 TEACHERS’ unions have slammed Education Minister David Coltart’s move to block them from working in next month’s referendum saying their members should be allowed to make extra cash since the government refuses to pay them a living wage. Zimbabwe holds a constitutional referendum on March 16 and teachers, who make […]

Statement Regarding the Release of Teachers for the Referendum

Statement by David Coltart 28 February 2013 Regrettably the Herald has distorted the Ministry of Education’s policy  and what I said regarding deployment of teachers during the referendum by publishing a wholly misleading headline today. At no time did either I or any member of my staff state that there would be a total ban […]

Zim literacy levels exaggerated: Coltart

Daily News By Nyasha Chingono  27 February 2013 Zimbabwe’s “exaggerated” literacy rate by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has caused complacency leading to lower pass rates and standards in schools, minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, David Coltart has said. Speaking during a book launch at the Bulawayo Art Gallery recently, Coltart said his ministry had been in […]

Minister bemoans rising violence

News Day By Nduduzo Tshuma 26 February 2013 MDC secretary for legal affairs David Coltart has commended Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s weekend calls for an end to political violence and selective application of the law. Mujuru was speaking at the burial of Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, John Mayowe, at the National Heroes […]

‘Teachers meddle in politics at own peril’

News Day  by Phillip Chidavaenzi 25 February 2013 The Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) has warned that teachers who opt to get involved in politics should be prepared to bear the consequences. Zimta chief executive officer Sifiso Ndlovu yesterday told NewsDay that after some teachers were victimised in past elections, their investigations showed that some of […]

Needs for changes in education sector

Newsday 25 February 2013 The Student Solidarity Trust (SST) notes with deep concern that the Zimsec November Ordinary Level results released recently indicated that the pass rate had dropped from 19,5 to 18,4%. The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) has announced that 172 698 pupils sat for the November/December “O” Level examinations and only 31 […]

Unqualified teachers to be phased out

The Sunday Mail By Tinashe Farawo 24 February 2013 The Government intends to phase out the services of unqualified school teachers within the next five years following strong indications that their continued deployment is compromising education standards. A university degree will be the minimum entry requirement for teachers once Government plans to revamp the education […]

Zimbabwe Cabinet Ministers Clash Over Headlands Killing

SW Radio Africa By Violet Gonda 22 February 2013 There was an explosive Cabinet meeting Tuesday as MDC-T ministers confronted ZANU PF over the death of a 12 year old son of a party activist, who died in a suspected arson attack in Headlands this weekend. Cabinet meetings are closed to the media. But some […]