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Secondary education:

Tertiary education:

Overviews of the educational system:

National sites

Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education‘s mission is to provide an effective system for the production of patriotic and competent high level manpower through the the provision and accreditation of higher and tertiary education programmes and institutions for sustainability and global competitiveness.

David Coltart’s blog. David Coltart, MDC Senator, has been a human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe since his return to the country in 1983. He was first elected to represent the Bulawayo South House of Assembly constituency in June 2000, and was re-elected in March2005. In March 2008 he was elected as a Senator to represent the Khumalo Senatorial constituency inBulawayo. Senator Coltart was sworn in as Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture in February 2009.

Zimbabwe Rural Schools Development Programme (ZRSDP) was established and registered as a charity in 2001. Many of the people involved with the charity have spent time teaching in rural Zimbabwe, witnessing at first hand the lack of educational opportunity afforded to so many children. Since then, our donors have helped us to raise more than £45,000, which we have spent building and furnishing new classrooms and other educational facilities in rural Zimbabwe. ZRSDP remains an entirely apolitical and non-religious organisation.

The Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research comprised of four sections: Scholarly articles – reporting on research findings and policy issues relating to education and human resources issues in sub-Saharan Africa; Research in progress – reporting on major research projects and new human resource initiatives in the region; Research Organisations – reporting on local, regional and international research organisations; Literature Sources – evaluating books, reports and other materials of interest to human resource researchers.

International community and education

Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for monitoring educational quality (SACMEQ). SACMEQ consists of 15 Ministries of Education in Southern and Eastern Africa.  SACMEQ’s mission is to undertake integrated research and training activities.

Founded in 2005, Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) is a membership-based organization which is open to the 70 public universities of the 15 countries that make up the Southern African Development Community (SADC). As of August 2010, 51 public universities had signed up as members of the Association. SARUA was established to assist in the revitalization and development of the leadership and institutions of higher education in the southern African region, thus enabling the regional higher education sector to meaningfully respond to the developmental challenges facing the region.

SIFE is a global non-profit organization active in more than 40 countries. Working in partnership with business and higher education, SIFE establishes student teams on university campuses. These teams are led by faculty advisors and they are challenged to develop community outreach projects that reach SIFE’s five educational topics: Market Economics, Success Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Business Ethics. In Zimbabwe SIFE counts among its  members Africa University, Bindura University of Science Education, Catholic University in Zimbabwe, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Midlands State University, Solusi University and Women’s University in Africa.

SNV has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1983. Currently they operate from three locations in Bulawayo and Mutare as Portfolio offices, and Harare as the country office. SNV Zimbabwe’s strategy is aligned to the National Economic Development Plans and Millennium Development Goals and seeks to impact on delivery of basic services through access to basic education, economic development through production, income and employment.

Save the Children UK in Zimbabwe have been working in Zimbabwe for over 25 years to implement education, HIV/AIDS mitigation and child protection programmes in 12 districts. There are 1.5 million children who need help to access education in Zimbabwe. School fees, provision of materials, school uniforms and other basic equipment, and huge loss of qualified, experienced teachers are all major issues. We are committed to resolving these issues on a daily basis. They are helping 2,154 children get a quality early education.

Within the framework of the 2007 – 2011 Country Programme in Zimbabwe, UNICEF works in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, the Intenational Donor Communities, local and international NGOs to realise results for women and children in Zimbabwe.  This is done through five strategic programme areas: Basic Education and Gender Equlaity programme, Young Child Survival and Development Programme, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme, Child Protection Programme, HIV and AIDS and Young people’s development programme.

UNESCO Office in Harare was established in 1986 as a sub-regional office for education in Southern Africa, with special emphasis on higher education. Located at 8 Kenilworth Roadin Newlands, UNESCO Office in Harare is a cluster office for Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Office hosts the National Education Statistical Information Systems (NESIS) project and the Southern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Education Quality (SACMEQ). It is also the Organization’s focal point for cooperation between UNESCO and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as well as for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

Rallying under the theme ‘working towards a better future for girls and boys through promoting and fulfilling their rights’, Plan Zimbabwe works to:make the health of every mother and child count, reduce vulnerability to HIV and AIDS, fulfill the right to quality education for all children, help households to produce and earn enough money to support themselves, keep children safe and fully involved in development. These programmes are being implemented in all of the 7 programme units that Plan works in: Chiredzi, Chipinge, Bulawayo, Kwekwe, Mutare, Mutasa and Harare.

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a pan-African NGO working in 32 African countries to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education. It was founded in 1992 by five African women ministers of education. The Zimbabwe chapter was launched in March 1998 and registered in September 1999.

Local Programs

Phumuza – Share The Load is a registered charity,  set up to provide vulnerable children of Insiza District in Matabeleland South with schooling assistance and other basic needs. They are helping Lubuze Primary and Secondary schools and Vumangwe Primary.