#COVID-19: Zim Lecturers Fret Over Universities Reopening

LECTURERS across most of  Zimbabwe’s state universities have expressed concern over government’s decision to reopen universities at a time the country is battling the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe currently has 56 confirmed cases of COVID-19 amidst indications that the country has not been doing enough in terms of testing, and the reopening of schools and universities  could lead to a spike in new cases in the not so distant future. Government recently announced that schools would reopen mid-june while  universities are set to open on June 1,…

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UZ Suspends Mbuwayesango

THE University of Zimbabwe has suspended renowned pediatric surgeon Mr Bothwell Mbuwayesango, also a lecturer at the College of Health Sciences on allegations of inciting the ‘job action’ by junior hospital doctors. By HealthTimes Reporter The doctors have been not reporting for duty for 37 days in the pretext of incapacitation. UZ Vice Lecturer Professor Mapfumo notified Mr Mbuwayesango of the laws he breached. The University has good cause to believe that you contravened the University of Zimbabwe Code of Conduct Section 16, Schedule ID, subsection 16.2 which reads: “Any…

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Of Depression And The Rise Of Suicides In Zimbabwean Universities

Depression is increasingly becoming a killer. According to stats, NCDs such as accidents, cancers and even depression have been identified as leading killers globally. By Kudakwashe Pembere Matters of the heart a8re complex and can take a huge toll on a student’s mental faculties. Worse yet if coupled with academic pressures and financial crunches, the impact can be catastrophic. In Zimbabwe , headlines every year are splashed all over of students ending their lives owing to these pressures. Depression and anxiety have become increasingly prevalent in today’s college students, with…

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