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Learning in mother tongue beneficial for ECD pupils

Talent Gore Features Writer One’s mother tongue is an important factor which influences quality basic education. Many developing countries, Zimbabwe being one of them, are characterised by individual as well as societal multilingualism, yet they often allow a single foreign language to dominate the education sector. Teaching in a language …

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Science, Maths in vernacular no barrier to excellence

Pupils from ECD to Grade 3 are targeted for learning Science, Mathematics and ICT in vernacular languages Sheldon Maponga Herald Correspondent Can science and mathematics be taught in local languages? This was the question Zimbabweans were left asking themselves after Primary and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora announced early February that …

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The pain of having troglodytes as leaders

WITHOUT much skirting, first and foremost, I would like to convey my sincere apologies to you, my dear readers, for depriving you of something to read last week. This was due to circumstances beyond my immediate control. I know there are many of you who are always looking forward for …

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Judiciary can be a strong pillar of governance

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Chief Justice interviews is a small victory for constitutionalism in Zimbabwe, but more importantly an indicator that the structures for building the country’s democracy are there and just need to be strengthened. Comment: NewsDay Editor Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa Years gone by, the Executive …

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Internet and ‘on the ground’ activists need each other

Almost everyone including the internet activists themselves, view internet activism with great derision. Opinion: Fungai Chiposi Evan Mawarire started the #ThisFlag movement by posting videos on social media platforms Remarks like, “hiding behind keyboards” and “come to the ground” are thrown about with a huge amount of carelessness. It seems …

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Nurse Mozambique truce into permanent peace

Dhlakama Announces Seven Day Renamo Truce The Mozambican government and rebel movement, Renamo, declared a seven-day truce on December 27, 2016 to allow their war-weary compatriots to have Christmas festivities without the fear of being shelled. Yes, they declared it two days after Christmas Day, but it was a welcome …

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Mangudya must address root cause, not symptoms

In January, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, John Mangudya issued an ominous statement on the use of international cards in making withdrawals outside the country. Comment: NewsDay Editor John Mangudya This was quickly followed by Econet reducing the amount that can be withdrawn using its MasterCard and Standard Chartered has …

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Let local authorities develop, maintain own infrastructure

What is left of the tarred section of the Nkayi Road in the Bona area before the rainy season Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu The Government is now wide awake to the deplorable condition of roads throughout the country. Recently, the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Saviour Kasukuwere, …

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Zimbabwe: Making Million-to-One Chances Work

By David Mungoshi Ronald Reagan, the film star turned president, wanted to make America supreme in space. He must have been dreaming about a kind of Star Wars or War of the Worlds. Many things seem impossible until someone tries them. As with many things that we now take for …

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Where did the cash go?

—Miss Tourism sponsorship money vanishes —Models caught ‘lying’ about tuition Prince Mushawevato — CONFUSION and massive bickering are dogging the Barbara Mzembi-led Miss Tourism Zimbabwe (MTZ) following allegations of misappropriation of funds. Reports are that Miss Tourism organisers are yet to pay tuition fees for most of the contestants despite …

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