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Uber CEO Says Everyone Should Study The Following Regardless Of Their Career Goals

Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi recently shared advice regarding some essential subjects he feels people should study regardless of their career path. Speaking at the Economic Club in New York Khosrowshahi encouraged people to study either Computer Information Systems or Engineering for the problem-solving benefits they come with: Even though I went from engineering to finance, […]


Liquid Telecom Zim Provides Students With Free WiFi As Part Of Edu-Zones Initiative

Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, is today celebrating the success of Edu-Zones, a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative to help students bridge the digital divide with free Wi-Fi delivered across the company’s high-speed fibre network. Edu-Zones forms part of a long-term CSR initiative by Liquid Telecom launched in […]


Alleged eMAP Hack Leaves Parents At The Mercy Of Cybercriminals

Cybercrime has taken a life of its own in Zimbabwe and the US$42 million lost due to cybercrime in the first quarter of 2019 should’ve been enough to force our government to act more decisively regarding this issue but that’s not the case. Cybercrime is still here and card cloning stories make their way into […]


This App By The Ministry Of Education Trains Teachers To Use ICT For Learning

Whilst browsing the Ministry of Education’s website, I came across an interesting application called ICT Essentials. Whilst the application certainly isn’t new (last updated in June 2018) it was my first time coming across it and I found it interesting. Upon downloading it I realised the application is supposed to help teachers who want to […]


Applications For Techwomen 2020 Are Now Open

Ladies its time to sharpen your Science, Sechnology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills with the TechWomen program. Yes, you can now apply for for TechWomen 2020 program. TechWomen is a program that brings women leaders in STEM fields from around the world “with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange […]


Impact Hub Hosting Coding Bootcamp For Kids

Impact Hub Harare will be hosting a coding Bootcamp for kids with the first one starting on the 15th of November. At the Bootcamp the kids will learn about: Programming (with Scratch) Virtual Reality Robotics The Coding Bootcamp will be a one-month long training program and if you’re interested in signing your kid up you […]


eMAP Boarding Schools Application Portal Is Online Once Again (Nov 2019)

The infamous electronic platform for enrolling Form One boarding places is back online in time for 2020 applications. The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education will be running an electronic platform for enrolling Form One boarding places for 2020. Parents and guardians who wish to send their children to boarding schools are advised to start […]


AfroDigital Offering Course On Mastering Google Search

AfroDigital – one of the leading Digital Marketing Institutions locally has a new course they are offering to help you get the best out of Google. The Mastering Google Search course is a two-hour course with 20 pro-tips to help you get “more fulfilling results from Google for your everyday searches.” The idea is when […]


Muzinda Hub Expanding To Namibia, First Class In 2020

Muzinda Hub’s expansion isn’t slowing down – after announcing that the technology hub would be launching in Botswana earlier this year, Namibia is up next. We are now in NAMIBIA 🇳🇦! Are you interested in learning how to code AND living in Namibia? Then visit https://t.co/DB60Vsg4Zy to put in your application for 2020 Muzinda Hub […]


Comments About Zimsec’s Online Results Portal

Over the course of the weekend many June-exam sitters have been trying to see their results on Zimsec’s portal with mixed results. Last time we made an assessment of the performance of the portal but this time we are not doing that. Instead we just want to share what’s being said by people who have […]


Local “Artificial Intelligence For Business” Course To Be Held In September

Information technology and software services company Softclick Investments is hosting an Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Business course from the 24th of September to 26 October at Batanai Gardens. The course is supposed to provide “practical, comprehensive training that enables participants to immediately and effectively partake in enterprise AI projects.” Who is the course for? The […]


Answers To Questions About The Zimsec Online Results Portal

Who can view/access results Only “registered candidates who sat for the examinations” can view their results on the Zimsec portal. What is the web address of the Zimsec portal? The portal is accessible on two web addresses, which are: www.dcmv1.zimsec.co.zw www.dcmv2.zimsec.co.zw I’m failing to view my results. What can I do? It seems like the […]


{Picture} How Zimsec June Results Appear On The Online Portal

Since yesterday when we announced that you can now access your results online, some have been asking us if anybody has successfully viewed their results online. Well, the answer is: Yes some students have accessed their results already. Check out the following screenshot of the results which one student sent us: A bunch of complains […]


{Updated}June Zimsec ‘O’ and ‘A’ Results Are Out. Now You Can Check Your Results Online

Initially, the article contained wrong/inaccessible Zimsec links but we have amended it. Sorry for misleading you. Its that time of the year again. The Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has announced that the June 2019 ‘O’ and ‘A’ results out. As promised two weeks ago by the exam board, the results are accessible via its […]


ZIMSEC To Re-Open Results Portal Once June 2019 Results Are Out

ZIMSEC has confirmed that once 2019’s A & O’Level June examination results are out, they will be re-opening their infamous results portal. An advert posted by the Council in local media read: The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council would like to advise Heads of Examination Centres, Candidated and all its Stakeholders that, June 2019 Advanced and […]


SPROUT, An Organisation Helping Local Kids Learn To Code Launched A Solar-Powered Computer Lab

As the world becomes increasingly digitally focused, we need to ensure that children are part of the digital conversation. The rise of Artificial Intelligence which is now being incorporated into robots is potentially both exciting and threatening to the workplace of the future. This ever-changing backdrop means uncertainty, but possessing coding skills will protect kids […]


Headmasters Labelled Enemies Of Progress For Not Allowing Phones In Schools

Dr Tonderai James Zendah, the principal at Morgan Zintech Teachers College recently urged authorities to allow both students and teachers to use smartphones to aid learning. We have a situation whereby pupils are searched when they board buses to go to school because we want to make sure they don’t carry smartphones. We as headmasters […]


Zim To Overhaul Tertiary Education To Cover Skills Gap And Focus Less On Literacy

“Zimbabwean people are learned” is a statement (and other variants of it) we’ve all heard thrown about hundreds of times locally. Whilst this may be true, the results are not immediately apparent if you take a look at the life being led by most Zimabweans. This has led the government to switch gears and focus […]


Primer Is Google’s App To Help You Learn About Business Development At No Cost

Entrepreneurship is a pretty intense journey (at least that’s what many of them say). Worse more if you’re in that line of work in a country like ours. One of the downsides to this is that you might not have resources to actually put into sharpening yourself and your business like an axe because you […]


5 Sites To Learn Free Online IT Courses

Nowadays, education is not limited to the classroom anymore. The advancements of technology and the Internet have granted us access to a wide range of digital learning materials as well as online forums and communities. There are now many organizations or individuals that offer free online courses and learning materials, and today I would like […]


Register For Harvard’s 50+ Free Online Courses!

There are a number of institutions that offer free online courses and Harvard is among them. For those of you who aren’t convinced as to how valuable these are, maybe getting one from a world renowned organisation will change your mindset towards online courses and their effectiveness. On Edx there are a number of courses […]


Reasons To Pass At Least One Oracle Certification With The Aid Of ExamSnap

If you’re one of the many fleeting IT professionals who are unsure of the future of their professional careers, take a step forward and get your first-ever Oracle certification. Why Oracle? Let’s get into details as to why this famous multinational IT corporation is one of the best certification providers of the present time. A […]


Updated: Epson’s Products To Be Reintroduced In Zim Next Week

Earlier we published an article based on a report by The Herald claiming that Epson was going to open an office in Zimbabwe next week. But that’s not the case. Epson reached out to us saying that The Herald’s report was not a bit accurate. We apologise for giving you a very inaccurate story. What’s […]


Women In Tech, Apply For The WeAllFit Tech Scholarship

Akademy.AI isnt too pleased. Why? Well, only 22% of the world’s AI professionals are women, and they profoundly dislike this statistic and have decided to do something. That’s why they have opted to offer a full scholarship for their 10 week AI Engineer Bootcamp. The AI Engineer Bootcamp is an intensive, full-time experience where you […]


Udacity & Google Offering Free AI Tensorflow Course

A few days ago, we wrote about Google’s Free Udacity course on Kotlin (Android’s new development language of choice). If you’re not a developer and you’re more interested in Artificial Intelligence, then Google’s free Tensorflow Course on Udacity might be more to your tastes. Introduction to Tensorflow is a 2-month course meant to help AI […]


Computer Science Students Apply For Google’s Inside Look Program

If you are studying a Computer Science degree you might be in luck as Google is offering internship under their Google Inside Look Program. The program brings computer science students from underrepresented groups who are studying in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa together for an inside view of engineering at Google. Selected students are […]


Google And Udacity Partner To Bring Free Android App Development Course

Udacity’s free and recently introduced course – Developing Android Apps With Kotlin– comes as a result of a partnership with Google. The Course has a timeline of two months and is listed as an intermediate skill level course. Course structure The course description on Udcacity reads: Learn to architect and develop Android apps in the […]


Africa University To Host “Dining Hall” Hackathon: Cool Idea

i5 Hub is hosting a pretty interesting hackathon at the Africa University in August. The Dining Hall Innovation challenge might sound gimmicky at first but there’s some really potent lessons that can be taken from it. What’s the problem being solved? The call to action for the Dining hall challenge reads: Tired of long queues […]


NetOne & Elevate Trust Partner To Fund 75 Developers Registered For Google Africa Certification

A few weeks ago we wrote about Google’s African Certification scholarship program. The initiative is offering 30 000 scholarships and 1 000 grants for Google’s Associate Android Developer, Mobile Web Specialist and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications. Now NetOne is partnering with Elevate Trust to fund 75 local developers who register for the scholarship program. The lucky 75 will […]


Press Release: Final Year College Female College Students Of Engineering Here’s An Opportunity

The WomEng Zimbabwe Fellowship, powered by WomEng in partnership with The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineering is a two (2) day leadership and development workshop for female engineering students currently studying full-time in Zimbabwe. Applications are open to female engineering & built environment students in their penultimate, final year or full time postgraduate studies at […]