JustIn: Zim Schools close as Cyclone Freddy closes in

ZIMBABWE’S education authorities have ordered the closure of schools on Friday in the wake of Cyclone Freddy expected this weekend. By Kudakwashe Pembere In a circular seen by this publication, Primary and Secondary Education Ministry permanent secretary Mrs Tumisang Thabela said schools Manicaland, Masvingo, Matabeleland South, ( parts bordering Masvingo), Mashonaland East. Mashonaland Central provinces as well as Harare Metropolitan province will be closed. “The above subject matter refers Tropical Storm Freddy may bring heavy rains over Eastern Zimbabwe and. “hereafter spread to other parts of the country from 24…

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20 percent Zim primary school pupils cant read and write

LACK of foundational learning coupled with a complex new school curriculum, has seen 20 percent of primary school children in Zimbabwe reaching Grade 4 not being able to read, write and solve simple mathematical problems, a top government official has warned. By Michael Gwarisa Literacy and numeracy also defined as the ability to read, write and the ability to understand, reason with, and to apply simple numerical concepts are by world educational standards the building blocks to other skills as they give children the ability to access higher-order skills and…

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Inconsistencies Surround Zimbabwe’s US$12.4 Million Free Sanitary Wear Initiative

…Rural School Girls Receive Panty Liners Instead of Sanitary Pads …Ministry of Primary Education Says There Is Nothing Sinister   THE ministry of primary and secondary education (MoPSE) has come under fire from Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) experts after it  emerged that there have been gross irregularities in the distribution of sanitary products under the Free Sanitary Wear Initiative that was launched by government in 2020. By Michael Gwarisa The Free Sanitary Wear initiative was announced by Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube in his 2020…

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