Condoms in schools: no easy choices

By Mduduzi MathuthuEducation, Health

THE Education Minister will be delighted to learn that in my 13 years going through Zimbabwe’s school system, not once did I engage in sexual activities. But that’s where the good news ends. More than anything, it was lack of … Read more


Curious case of the University of Zimbabwe fundraiser

By Mutumwa MawereEducation, Politics

I WAS one of the people who attended the launch dinner on Saturday April 28, 2012, in support of a campaign led by the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of Zimbabwe, Professor Arthur Mutambara, to raise funds for the University of … Read more


UK court defines ‘international company’ in student visa case

By Taffy NyawanzaEducation, Immigration, Legal

THE United Kingdom legal position regarding sponsorship of students by third parties has been clarified in Agubata v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 140. Agubata, a Nigerian citizen, arrived in the United Kingdom on October … Read more


UK tinkers with foreign student requirements

By Rumbidzai BvunzawabayaEducation, Immigration

THE UK Home Office has published what it calls a “statement of intent”, outlining changes it plans to make to the study, post-study work and maintenance requirements for foreign students and workers. Immigration Minister Damian Green said: “It is vital … Read more


Challenges of public administration in Zimbabwe today

By Jonathan MoyoEducation, Politics

Public Lecture Talking Points by Professor Jonathan Moyo delivered at the Department of Political & Administrative Studies, University of Zimbabwe, October 21, 2011 I WISH to thank Prof Hasu Patel for his charitable introduction. Prof Patel is the Prof of … Read more


Exam hell: a necessary evil

By Lenox MhlangaEducation

MILLIONS across the globe should be sitting for their exams at this time of the year. Judging by the moans and groans from countless Facebook friends, there is no doubting that this is a process rued by almost everyone. Candidates … Read more


School bullies: difference between failing and good grades

By Lenox MhlangaEducation

I READ somewhere recently that 77 percent of students are subjected to some form of bullying in school – be it mental physical or verbal. Those are frightening statistics if you are a parent. School-based violence has a tendency of … Read more


I can dare to dream

By Daniel MolokeleEducation, Politics, Travel

I AM a dreamer. In fact I have always been a dreamer. At times I have some small dreams but sometimes I do also have some big dreams. Yes, very big dreams! Maybe that is exactly who I am! A … Read more


Studying in UK: Changes to ‘sponsor’ rules

By George ChapwanyaEducation, Immigration

WOULD-BE adult students must take note of the changes brought by Tier 4 of the PBS to the changing roles of the traditional sponsors. Prior to these changes, the prospective student only had to show was that the visa letter … Read more


Graduate blues

By Hazel MuteweriBooks, Education, Immigration, Travel

MY PARENTS have always instilled the value of education in me from as long as I can remember, more importantly to follow my heart and do what I enjoyed. Their exact words were: “If you get educated, you can get … Read more