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Continue to map out strategies in the education sector in order to have an education system that is responsive to the country’s development needs.

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Centre for Innovation Bill gazetted

https://www.herald.co.zw/just-in-centre-for-innovation-bill-gazetted/     

Oct. 19, 2020

The Centre for Education, Innovation Research and Development that is expected to transform the country’s education so that it leads growth of industry and job creation, will be established once a Bill gazetted for its creation is passed into law. The Centre for Education, Innovation Research and Development Bill will provide administrative framework for the promotion of innovation and industrialisation. According to the Bill, the functions of the Centre include providing support to the development and demonstration of technology-based products, processes and services and create techno-jobs across the economy for graduates from all institutions of higher learning.

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Receiving 10 million Euros support from the Government of Germany towards the second phase of the Education Development Fund (EDF)

NewZimbabwe

    

Oct. 19, 2019

The German Government, through its development bank, KfW, has contributed €10 million to the second phase of the Education Development Fund (EDF) to improve access to quality education for Zimbabwe’s children

Deffering of State Universities First Year Students Intake to August 2020 to enable integration of a new curriculum

Zimlive

    

Jan. 23, 2020

Harare – State universities will not be taking first year students in February 2020 after deferring enrolment to August 2020 while they work to integrate a new curriculum.

Overhaul of Grade 7 Examinations

Sunday Mail

    

March 15, 2020

Grade Seven pupils will from 2021 be examined in six final subjects as part of an education curriculum review being implemented by Government to mould a generation equipped with modern societal skills.

An additional examinable Physical Education and Arts subject, which comprises visual and performing arts, physical education, mass displays and sport has been introduced.

While all other papers will have multiple choice (Paper 1) and structured questions (Paper 2), the Physical Education and Arts examination will only constitute a multiple choice section.

Finalisation of the Tertiary Institutions Fee Structure

Herald

    

Jan. 27, 2020

Government has finalised tuition fees for universities and colleges and students will now be paying between $3,500 and $5,000 per semester while those in colleges will be required to pay between $500 and $1,500 depending on programme.

Those studying Medicine will now be required to pay $5,000 in tuition fees while those taking programmes in Sciences, Engineering and Technology will pay $4,000.

Students studying programmes in Arts and Humanities will part away with $3,500 per semester.

Commissioning of a US$5 million ZimSec printing press

Chronicle

    

Aug. 26, 2019

Governemnt has commissioned a US$5 million Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) printing press, a development that will improve the security of examination papers and save the parastatal millions of dollars in printing costs. Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima commissioned the printing press. In an interview, Prof Mavima said the printing press will stop examination leakages which costs the nation millions of dollars.

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has recruited about 1,300 teachers

The Herald

    

March 11, 2019

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has recruited about 1,300 teachers, the majority of them being deployed to Matabeleland North Province. This follows complaints that individual teachers are manning classes with as many as 165 pupils after the Public Service Commission froze the recruitment of teachers and other professionals in 2014. In an advertisement, the ministry published the full list of teachers that have been engaged.

    

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