Zimbabwe’s Education Amendment Bill: What you need to know

Zimbabwe’s Education Amendment Bill: What you need to know 1

HARARE – The Education Amendment Bill is currently before Parliament. The proposed law introduces some important changes to the Education Act which governs education policy in Zimbabwe. Given the far-reaching, bipartisan nature of the Bill, every citizen must be familiar with some of the key changes that the law seeks to introduce. One major criticism is that the bill does not provide for the safety of students and teachers in circumstances where they may be subjected to political involvement. That said, there are progressive aspects of the bill, including the…

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Maternity vacation for pregnant school girls

Maternity vacation for pregnant school girls 3

By Norman Muchemwa Girls who fall pregnant during the course of their studies are set to enjoy ‘maternity vacation’ before returning to continue with their education after giving birth. Professor Paul Mavhima, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education The privileges are provided in the Education Bill that is currently under debate in the National Assembly, where legislators are showing support for the clause. Advocates of girl child rights have also hailed the proposals they describe as positive in affording the girls a chance to continue with studies. Related Articles…

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