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  • Newspaper

    Students cry foul over Grace Mugabe PhD

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    Lloyd Mbiba - Nehanda Radio

    The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has piled on the pressure on the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) describing the doctorate awarded to first lady last week as a "Genetically Modified Doctorate", which has shamed local academia.

  • Newspaper

    Zimbabwe: Coltart accused of abusing education transition fund

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    Hebert Zharare - The Herald

    The Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister has been accused of hijacking the Education Transition Fund (ETF) where he allegedly set up parallel structures in a bid to divert money to finance his cash-strapped MDC party's activities.

  • Newspaper

    Resign or be fired, students urge acting Higher Education Minister

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    Kudzai Mashininga - University World News

    The country's Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating the current Higher Education Minister after a number of graft accusations, and the Zimbabwe National Students Union, ZINASU, said he should resign or be fired by the President on the grounds that he was unfit to hold the portfolio.

  • Newspaper

    Zimbabwe: Massive corruption hits education sector

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    Felex Share - The Herald

    Massive corruption has hit the education sector with district education officials reportedly demanding various amounts of money to interview temporary teachers to fill in vacant posts. The education officials are charging the desperate untrained teachers for application forms which are normally distributed for free.

  • Newspaper

    Chinese-funded military university opened by Mugabe

    Zimbabwe, China

    Press

    Kudzai Mashininga - University World News

    The Zimbabwean President has financed a military university, utilizing profits from diamond mines, many of which have been accused of human right infringements. The university will only be open to high ranking military members. Many have dubbed this step as an effort by the President to strengthen his position within the military.

  • Newspaper

    Corruption harms education sector

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    Stanely Mushava - The Herald

    A series of incriminating reports in 2015 indicate that corruption has hit several parts of the education sector. A countrywide audit being conducted by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has established that authorities have prejudiced schools of millions in levy scams. School authorities accused of embezzlement have been arrested and subsequently convicted, with some of them jailed for at least five years.

  • Newspaper

    Entrance tests were completely unfair

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    Bornwise Mtonzi - The Herald

    The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education last week slammed the parents for paying Form One entrance examination fees saying they did that at their own peril as the Government has set an enrolment date for all the schools in the country. He said the entrance exams were banned long back by his ministry and have remained illegal and should not be left to continue. Enrolment of Form One students for next year started yesterday with parents expected to use their children's Grade Seven results.

  • Newspaper

    Editorial comment: Action needed on corrupt elements

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    - The Herald

    The ongoing Government audit of schools across the country has unearthed massive abuse of levies collected from parents and guardians purportedly to fund development of learning infrastructure. From the 1 800 (18 percent) schools audited so far, there are indications of massive doctoring of accounting records by the schools.

  • Newspaper

    Editorial comment: School audits funding needs rethink

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    - The Herald

    Nationwide school audits were this year expected to cover over 80 percent of the 8 179 schools in the country, of which 5 805 are primary schools, while 2 374 are secondary schools. While the exercise has so far been producing results and unearthing massive irregularities and abuse of funds at Government school institutions, there are reports that schools are being asked to fund the exercise.

  • Newspaper

    Schools' audit unravels more corruption cases

    Zimbabwe

    Press

    - The Herald (Harare)

    Harare is reportedly losing thousands of dollars in revenue as some of its schools are not remitting tuition fees to the local authority. The city has ordered investigations to be conducted on four schools and a crèche. A bursar at one of the schools is set to appear before a disciplinary committee to answer charges of abusing tuition fees.

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