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Mutambara High School Closes As Students Riot

IRATE Mutambara High School students in Chimanimani took matters into their own hands, destroying school property worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in protest over corruption and poor administration by school authorities. The United Methodist Church-run boarding school, it is said, has been forced into...
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The Paradox of Art Education [opinion]

Art education has come a long way. In the past, particularly in post-independent Zimbabwe, there really was no difference between kindergarten art education and what was taught in primary and secondary schools. Art was taught through a series of tight exercises on manila paper, using...
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Hands Off BEAM, MPs Councillors Told

Members of Parliament, councillors and traditional leaders should not take part in the selection of beneficiaries of the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) because they might influence the process, legislators heard yesterday. Acting Principal Director in the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Services,...
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No Plans to Cut Teachers’ Pay Over Holidays

A TOP civil servants representative has dismissed as mere speculation claims that the cash-strapped government plans to scrap teachers’ pay during school holidays. Teachers comprise the bulk of government’s 230,000 work-force which the Zanu PF administration is struggling to pay amid reduced tax revenues in...
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I’m Not Re-Inventing the Wheel – Dokora [interview]

Since his appointment last year, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokoranbsp, has courted controversy among teachers and parents with some calling for his head. The minister explains to our Senior Political Writer Tichaona Zindoganbsp his philosophy and other issues in the...
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