Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora

Examination fees hike sparks anger

Examination fees hike sparks anger

BULAWAYO residents have lashed out at the government for increasing Zimbabwe School Examinations (Zimsec) ‘O’ Level fees from $13 to $15.

Untrained teachers to go back to school

Untrained teachers to go back to school

ZIMBABWE has 9 000 unqualified teachers, a figure Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora said must be rolled back with the training of more educators.

Govt to install GPS on exam boxes

Govt to install GPS on exam boxes

THE government is mulling installing geographic positioning systems software on boxes containing examination papers to monitor them and curb leakages.

Give pupils condoms: Minister

Give pupils condoms: Minister

PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora yesterday said parents were free to pack condoms for their children in schoolbags, but would not allow condoms to be openly distributed at schools.

Teachers should upgrade themselves: Minister

Teachers should upgrade themselves: Minister

PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has urged teachers to upgrade themselves through the government’s teacher development programme that was unveiled for already practising educators.

Govt to push development  of indigenous languages

Govt to push development of indigenous languages

PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora said the government was working on developing indigenous languages and promoting their teaching in schools, as they have started printing and sending out books to various schools where the languages are taught.

Bring back incentives: Zimta

Bring back incentives: Zimta

ZIMBABWE Teachers’ Association (Zimta) has described last year’s school-leaving examinations as some of the worst in the country, warning the trend was likely to continue due to the government’s refusal to grant teachers incentives.

Zim to send teachers  to South Sudan

Zim to send teachers to South Sudan

ZIMBABWE is set to second an unspecified number of English and science teachers to war-torn South Sudan in a 12-month exchange programme.

Dokora speaks on schools food

Dokora speaks on schools food

Lazarus Dokora has said his ministry would use the revived supplementary feeding scheme in primary schools to boost enrolment levels, attendance and completion of basic schooling.

Dokora disowns teacher   ‘back-to-class’ directive

Dokora disowns teacher ‘back-to-class’ directive

THE government has denied formulating plans that require teachers without ‘O’ Level Mathematics and Science subjects to return to class saying it was just a social media rumour.

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