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We seriously need to rethink our decision to keep smartphones out of schools

I just had a conversation with a mother who was in a meeting with her child’s teachers over Google Meet for a few hours last evening. Parent-teacher meetings over the air? I would have killed for this in my day, rather than having to sit next to my mother whilst my teacher revealed I was […]

It took them a while but the ZIMSEC O Level results are out. Here is how to view them!

The 2022 ZIMSEC Ordinary Level results are finally out after a substantial wait. To view the results here are the steps. A total of 278 760 candidates sat for November 2022 O Level Exams. 183 584 wrote 5 or more subjects and 53 169 passed 5 or more subjects. Overall pass rate is 28.96% compared […]

Get all your ZIMSEC past exam papers, marking schemes, and notes on WhatsApp with Dzidzo paDen | Imfundwe’ndlini

Access to academic material is a bit tough in Zimbabwe, especially for Primary and Secondary education. There have been a wide variety of apps that are there to offer a solution however these are often reliant on the internet to be able to serve this material. And for most students data is quite the barrier […]

Zimsec November 2022 A Level results are out. Here is how to view them

Zimsec has announced that the advanced-level results for November 2022 candidates are out. They will be available to view from 3pm today, Friday 13 January 2023. A total of 37 518 candidates sat for the exams and the pass rate stood at 84.68%, a 3.68% increase from the previous results. Zimsec November 2022 advanced level […]

WeCodeZW is offering a coding and robotics BootCamp for kids this holiday

The school holidays have arrived and usually come with less work and more play. Unless you are parents to a curious mind that so happens to like coding and robots. WeCodeZW is offering just that. A coding and robotics BootCamp which is a pretty interactive way of learning programming. You build a robot and then […]

Grade 7 results are out. Here is how to view them

Finally, the Grade 7 results are out and for this year it’s earlier than usual ever since the wake of the COVID pandemic. While the number of students that sat for the exams was higher than that of 2021, the pass rate did fall from 41.13% to 40.09%. To access the results, all you need […]

Innovators and tinkerers, registration for Zimbabwe Science Fair opens today!

The Zimbabwe Science Fair has opened registrations for the 2023 stint of this competition. Registration opens on 1 November 2022 and up to 16 awards are for grabs which are listed below: 2023 Grand & Special awards Association for Women Geoscientists Award BUCA IMSEF Award China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC) Finalist Award […]

The Maker Club 2022 Holiday Camp to create Zim’s first 3D-printed orchestra and your kid can be part of it

For those that might not know, the Maker Club is a coding, robotics and engineering holiday camp for kids and teens. They employ unique teaching methods that turn theory into reality. As their name gives away, they are all about letting children make stuff. Science subjects don’t belong on the pages of textbooks and so […]

This local startup is offering coding & robotics courses for kids

A local startup called Kids Pro is offering programs from computer programming, robotics and electronics courses to kids ages 7 and up. As Kids Pro we aim to impart this knowledge to young eager learners from ages of 7 going up. We have different programmes covering electronics, programming and robotics. The learning environment is an […]

This local eLearning site is looking to bridge the gap for Grade 6 & 7 students

E-learning has been a steadily growing industry in Zimbabwe in the wake of the pandemic and for good reason because no one was prepared for the disruption that would be caused by the stay at home orders on students. Even now when we are returning to something resembling pre-Covid times, there is still a place […]

Local e-learning platform Kytte is offering offline accessibility, bite-sized lessons & more

E-learning was one of the major talking points of 2020 what with every sector adjusting to the pandemic. The immediate need to have online and or remote platforms (like TV and radio) was pressing and this was echoed from the highest offices in the land to startups to find solutions. We saw quite a bit […]

Grade 7 results are out, here’s how to access them online

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) Grade 7 Results are out according to a report by The Herald. ZIMSEC Board Chairperson Prof. Eddie Mwenje said that the parents and students can access the results from the portal starting today. “Heads of schools will be able to collect the results from their respective Zimsec regional offices […]

Applications open for 2022 Presidential scholarships

The Presidential and National Scholarships Department in the Office of President and Cabinet has announced applications for scholarship opportunities to study In Turkey, India, Egypt and Spain for the 2022/23 academic year are open. The Scholarships target able but disadvantaged talented and academically gifted students mainly from rural schools in remote districts of the country’s […]

Full Text: TelOne Chairman’s remarks at 7th TelOne Learning Centre Graduation

State-owned telecommunication company TelOne today held a graduation ceremony for students who were at the company’s Learning Centre. The event was attended by government officials including the Minister for ICTs, representatives from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), The Director-General of the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) and many others. […]

UNICEF & Impact Hub Hre testing Guta, a blockchain nutrition system for schools

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), City of Harare Nutrition Unit and Impact Hub Harare are prototyping an application called Guta. The app is a blockchain solution that will help children and schools improve nutritional standards. “After a long year of planning around many lockdowns, building the technology and working with the Ministry […]

Zim gets a 3-star rating in UNICEF e-learning readiness report

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) conducted a study across 67 countries to assess their preparedness for e-learning in the event of emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. UNICEF’s study used three data sources to rank countries on a scale of one to five stars for pre-primary to upper secondary level and they are: Household Level […]

NBS Bank offering USD500 for school fees and professional exam fees at auction rate

National Building Society (NBS) Bank has a facility that is offering up to USD500 for school fees at the auction rate. This program is being done through the Bank’s Bureau de Change licence and here’s how you can get started. First, you’ll need to bring an invoice from your child’s school (or for your own […]

This local e-learning startup is aiming to replace brick & mortar schools

Last week we reported on EduXpert, a local e-learning startup that offers lessons for pre-primary all the way to trade schools and tertiary education. The platform does this by giving anyone with the skills and qualifications an avenue to monetise their knowledge and experience. On the students’ side of things, they get to pick and […]

Local startup creates a platform where you can teach or learn anything

If you have been on YouTube over the last five years or so then you’ll be familiar with ads for a company called Skillshare. What the firm essentially does is offer anyone who wants to teach or learn a trade or skill the opportunity to do so. It’s basically like the aforementioned YouTube but with […]

Borrow money for bus fare: the govt’s master plan to get teachers in classes

Never mind that there is a global pandemic and that teachers have been constantly fighting the poverty line for years. Put aside that opening schools under these pressures has irrevocably changed lives for students and their teachers and proceed to ask the latter to borrow money to make it to their poorly-paying job. Teachers who […]

Teachers ask govt for free data to conduct online classes but is this the solution?

Teachers have approached the government asking for free data that would allow them to access online resources and platforms in order to conduct online lessons during the lockdown. In a report by NewsDzeZimbabwe, the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has said that there is still a lot that can be done to help teachers […]

HEXCO results for May 2021 exam session are out

The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education has announced that Higher Education Examinations Council (HEXCO) NC to HND results for the May 2021 Examinations Session have been released. The statement from the Ministry reads as follows: The Permanent Secretary for Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Professor F. Tagwira wishes to announce […]

Zim Flying Labs is bringing drones into the classroom to enhance STEM education

Zim Flying Labs is a name that will be familiar to Techzim regulars. The organisation came to Zimbabwe through a franchise of sorts held by Precision Aerial, a drone and robotics startup that is headed by Tawanda Chihambakwe who is a licenced drone pilot, instructor and the best selling co-author of Drone Pilot 1 and […]

How to get ZIMSEC A-Level results online

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Here’s how you can view ZIMSEC Grade 7 results online

ZIMSEC Grade 7 results are out and due to the pandemic the best way to view your child’s Grade 7 results is online and here’s how you can do it

Rethinking the new normal in Zimbabwe’s education sector

Rethinking the new normal in Zimbabwe’s education sector. Will 2021 be any better for e-learning in the country or are we in for a repeat of 2020?

Looking back at e-learning in Zimbabwe in 2020 & what lies ahead in 2021

E-learning in Zimbabwe was a rollercoaster in 2020, nothing changed for some and a lot changed for others. Here’s a look at what happened this year.