Yesterday the government confirmed what everyone had long suspected. Schools will not be reopening on the 28 of June as had been anticipated. Instead, the reopening of schools has been pushed back by two weeks. Provisionally it means schools will reopen on Monday 12 July 2021 for the shortened second term. Again that is a provisional date. Whether […]
It started in schools when several schools reported a spike in cases. When schools closed there was a brief lull but as the holidays have progressed Zimbabwean COVID cases have continued to rise. Yesterday alone the country recorded 151 new cases and 6 deaths.
The country has 2 923 active cases and we have been […]
As my former deputy head used to say, the honeymoon is over. Over the past week, those who wrote their form four examinations late last year and concluded early this year were accessing their results. Those who passed celebrated and those who failed wailed but it’s over. While those who failed have to think about their next course […]
ZIMSEC 2020 Ordinary Level results are now out. 2020 was a tough year for candidates. Exam classes only went to school during the first term of 2020 but the government insisted on administering public examinations which were completed early this year. Those who wrote their exams are now eagerly waiting for the results. According to ZIMSEC there was […]
Now that the number of COVID-19 cases has gone down, talk has now turned to the reopening of schools. The last time students went to school normally was during the first term of 2020. A new school calender has been proposed and announced but it is just a proposal. The hope is that as more people get vaccinated […]
Even though they are not at all unusual it seems the Zimbabwean government is suddenly concerned about the low pass rate at Grade 7. The government instead of taking responsibility for wrecking the sector with poor economic measures and not paying teachers enough has instead chosen to blame teacher indiscipline and sanctions. The last is their favourite catch-all […]
Amidst the ZIMSEC Grade 7 results scandal a new ZIMSEC board for 2021-2024 has been appointed. The board is made up of various layers as well as technocrats in the education and other fields. The 14 member board will be headed by professor Eddie Mwenje was announced by the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) Cain Mathema.
Accordin to the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) thousands of candidates arrived late for their examinations today or failed to write at all. This is all being blamed on the chaos of the latest lockdown which came into effect today (5 January 2021). This so happened to be also the day on which ZIMSEC examinations were […]
There has been a surge in the number of local COVID-19 infections in Zimbabwe that has everyone concerned. Schools were supposed to reopen today (5 January) for this year’s first term. That is not happening anymore as the government has decided to postpone the reopening of schools. Teachers want the government to do more than this though. They […]
There has been panic and frantic desperation in Zimbabwe’s capital as a number of prominent people and those connected to prominent people succumbed to COVID-19 related illnesses over the past few days. Over the past few weeks the number of COVI-19 cases in the country has risen and COVID-19 related deaths which had become rare became a thing […]