Cain Mathema

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Cain Mathema said : “We are summoning the principle of no-work, no-salary with immediate effect. Teachers who do not report for duty or those who go to their schools and not do their work will not be paid. We have requested school heads to compile lists of such names and we will forward them to the Public Service Commission so that those not doing their work will not be paid,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are summoning the principle of no-work, no-salary with immediate effect. Teachers who do not report for duty or those who go to their schools and not do their work will not be paid. We have requested school heads to compile lists of such names and we will forward them to the Public Service Commission so that those not doing their work will not be paid," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are summoning the principle of no-work, no-salary with immediate effect. Teachers who do not report for duty or those who go to their schools and not do their work will not be paid. We have requested school heads to compile lists of such names and we will forward them to the Public Service Commission so that those not doing their work will not be paid,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The Ministry is calling upon all heads of schools to guard against complacency and ensure full compliance with health protocols as directed through the Standard Operating Procedures," External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We know they have their concerns about remuneration," "They have raised their concerns and that is being addressed through the proper channels" External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is also warning teachers who are doing private lessons," "There is a trend that some teachers are no longer doing their jobs at schools, but doing private lessons instead. That is not allowed and the Government is following up on these unlawful acts" External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Some schools are manufacturing personal protective equipment against Covid-19," "If some schools are sewing their own uniforms, I do not see why it cannot be done profitably" External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We know they have their concerns about remuneration," "They have raised their concerns and that is being addressed through the proper channels" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 19, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is also warning teachers who are doing private lessons," "There is a trend that some teachers are no longer doing their jobs at schools, but doing private lessons instead. That is not allowed and the Government is following up on these unlawful acts" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 19, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As the 2021 winter season is approaching, the success of the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 among learners depends heavily on the leadership of each school head as well as the co-operation among teachers, learners, their parents or guardians and communities at large," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 19, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Some schools are manufacturing personal protective equipment against Covid-19,” “If some schools are sewing their own uniforms, I do not see why it cannot be done profitably” External link

herald Monday, April 19, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We know they have their concerns about remuneration,” “They have raised their concerns and that is being addressed through the proper channels” External link

herald Monday, April 19, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is also warning teachers who are doing private lessons,” “There is a trend that some teachers are no longer doing their jobs at schools, but doing private lessons instead. That is not allowed and the Government is following up on these unlawful acts” External link

herald Monday, April 19, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As the 2021 winter season is approaching, the success of the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 among learners depends heavily on the leadership of each school head as well as the co-operation among teachers, learners, their parents or guardians and communities at large,” External link

newsday Monday, April 19, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The ministry is also appealing and urging parents to report to the school heads of any relatives showing signs of Covid-19,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, April 19, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The ministry is also appealing and urging parents to report to the school heads of any relatives showing signs of Covid-19," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The ministry is also appealing and urging parents to report to the school heads of any relatives showing signs of Covid-19," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Let me state it again, all NGOs must work with the government or they should close their offices and each has to tell us who funds them and how they use their funds. If they do not work with the government, they are spy organisations. My ministry knows that its officers are human rights officers all the time during the performance of their duties,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Every child in Zimbabwe must go to school and each school head whether these are public or private, must make sure that every child goes to school. If there is any situation where children are being turned away for whatever reasons, the parents, guardians and everybody else have to be in touch with my officers. We are not allowing that. Every child must go to school," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Teachers who were supposed to report for duty last week, reported. I want to commend parents, learners and teachers for the way they have managed the resumption of classes under the circumstances,” External link

herald Monday, March 22, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will not allow a situation where fees are increased without following due procedures,” External link

herald Monday, March 15, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "This new board comes in at a time when Zimsec is examining the ministry's competence-based curriculum. The Board of Directors which superintends over Zimsec is made up of academics, lawyers, educationists, accountants and renowned administrators in whom we have faith that standards will be maintained and made better through their guidance," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 14, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "When schools have reopened we will be assessing those not reporting for duty to guide our deployment of those we are employing. There is a time frame for absenteeism and if we exceed that it means probably they will not be coming. But like I said we are still going to employ 3 000 soon and the assessment process will only assists us in terms of deployment of teachers," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 11, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The President ordered that we should employ all qualified teachers. He said we cannot just be training teachers and not employing them. So with this recruitment we are implementing what was directed by the President,” External link

herald Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “When schools have reopened we will be assessing those not reporting for duty to guide our deployment of those we are employing. There is a time frame for absenteeism and if we exceed that it means probably they will not be coming. But like I said we are still going to employ 3 000 soon and the assessment process will only assists us in terms of deployment of teachers,” External link

herald Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “However, it is important to note that the vaccinations are voluntary and those willing should take. No one is forced to be vaccinated but like I said experts have told us that we are better off getting vaccinated to be able to respond to this virus,” External link

herald Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We need to redefine this issue of zero pass rate. I have got the results analysis for Grade 7 examinations and what I observed is that most candidates passed most subjects and those who failed, mainly failed mathematics and agriculture. But what we want is that all the pupils need to pass what they are learning. We need to redefine what a zero-pass rate is,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Teachers are a very important stakeholders in the education sector and we prioritise them. We urge them to play their role as they have always been doing. We have lost a lot of time and it is important that learners can now properly resume their classes,” External link

herald Friday, March 5, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “No child in Zimbabwe must walk for 5km to school. That era must be behind us and those willing to build schools must do so but they should be in compliance with the requirements,” External link

herald Friday, March 5, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “There are a lot of projects in the pipeline like the industrialisation of practical subjects like agriculture to make them profitable,” External link

herald Friday, March 5, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We need to redefine this issue of zero pass rate. I have got the results analysis for Grade 7 examinations and what I observed is that most candidates passed most subjects and those who failed, mainly failed mathematics and agriculture. But what we want is that all the pupils need to pass what they are learning. We need to redefine what a zero pass rate is," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We want modern infrastructure in our schools. We need good road network as opposed to roads which become untrafficable whenever it rains resulting in our teachers failing to travel," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We need to redefine this issue of zero pass rate. I have got the results analysis for Grade 7 examinations and what I observed is that most candidates passed most subjects and those who failed, mainly failed Mathematics and Agriculture. But what we want is that all the pupils need to pass what they are learning. We need to redefine what a zero pass rate is," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I want teachers to enjoy teaching in our schools but some of them are still using blair toilets. We no longer want blair toilets in our schools, but the ones that use flush system. We want modern infrastructure in our schools. We need good road network as opposed to roads which become untrafficable whenever it rains resulting in our teachers failing to travel," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We need to redefine this issue of zero pass rate. I have got the results analysis for Grade 7 examinations and what I observed is that most candidates passed most subjects and those who failed, mainly failed mathematics and agriculture. But what we want is that all the pupils need to pass what they are learning. We need to redefine what a zero pass rate is,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We want modern infrastructure in our schools. We need good road network as opposed to roads which become untrafficable whenever it rains resulting in our teachers failing to travel,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “My appeal to parents is to make sure their children leave their homes with face masks. Even schools are now manufacturing them. When students are at schools, we have systems in place to monitor adherence,” External link

herald Monday, March 1, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "What we have to accept is that Covid-19 is now a part of society and it is there to stay, therefore there is a need to ensure that all our programmes go ahead as scheduled and not allow Covid-19 to hinder us. It is therefore with this in mind that we say the June examinations will indeed go ahead as scheduled. When schools open there will be a clear schedule that will allow learners to adequately prepare for these exams," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The board is made up of academics, lawyers, educationists, accountants and renowned administrators in whom we have faith that the ministry standards will be maintained and made better through their guidance," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 26, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "During this period (2009 to 2014) like in 2020, teachers were involved in industrial action (strikes) or were claiming incapacitation to carry out their work. There was no meaningful teaching in some schools. These are the factors that affect pass rates in any country in the world," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "During this period (2009 to 2014) like in 2020, teachers were involved in industrial action (strikes) or were claiming incapacitation to carry out their work. There was no meaningful teaching in some schools. These are the factors that affect pass rates in any country in the world," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The 2020 Grade 7 examinations were written from the 3rd to 17th December 2020 in an environment which was unprecedented in the history of Zimbabwe and the world. This was the Covid-19 pandemic environment that forced the examinations to be moved from the traditional timetable of October to December. No single person or groups of persons knew when Covid-19 pandemic environment was going to end yet the academic lives of our students had to go on," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a nation, we had to make serious decisions to ensure that learners continued with their academic lives," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "During this period like in 2020, teachers were involved in industrial action (strikes) or were claiming incapacitation to carry out their work. There was no meaningful teaching in some schools. These are the factors that affect pass rates in any country in the world," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The 2020 Grade 7 examinations were written from the 3rd to 17th December 2020 in an environment which was unprecedented in the history of Zimbabwe and the world. This was the Covid-19 pandemic environment that forced the examinations to be moved from the traditional timetable of October to December. No single person or groups of persons knew when Covid-19 pandemic environment was going to end yet the academic lives of our students had to go on," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a nation, we had to make serious decisions to ensure that learners continued with their academic lives," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "During this period like in 2020, teachers were involved in industrial action (strikes) or were claiming incapacitation to carry out their work. There was no meaningful teaching in some schools. These are the factors that affect pass rates in any country in the world," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Clearly, this is an element of indiscipline on the part of the schools administrators if they are not making sure that teachers and other school employees do what they are supposed to do. We are very clear on that one, and we will do the best we can to make sure that this indiscipline does not prevail in our schools," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Clearly, this is an element of indiscipline on the part of the schools administrators if they are not making sure that teachers and other school employees do what they are supposed to do. We are very clear on that one, and we will do the best we can to make sure that this indiscipline does not prevail in our schools," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We want every trained teacher to be recruited because there is no point in training the teachers if we don't employ them," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Clearly, this is an element of indiscipline on the part of the schools administrators if they are not making sure that teachers and other school employees do what they are supposed to do. We are very clear on that one, and we will do the best we can to make sure that this indiscipline does not prevail in our schools,” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema told : “I am very grateful to everyone who played a part during our preparations and writing of exams last year. It was a difficult period where Covid-19 was ravaging communities but as government we put our effort together with parents and teachers to make sure those exams were done. Let us continue to work together and make such efforts in future,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, February 8, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema told : "I am very grateful to everyone who played a part during our preparations and writing of exams last year. It was a difficult period where Covid-19 was ravaging communities but as government we put our effort together with parents and teachers to make sure those exams were done. Let us continue to work together and make such efforts in future," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 7, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Nobody in Zimbabwe should be bullied for whatsoever reason" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 18, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Nobody in Zimbabwe should be bullied for whatsoever reason” External link

newsday Monday, January 18, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are working to provide all our schools with e-learning facilities. It is not an easy task looking at the state of our economy but plans are in place" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are working to provide all our schools with e-learning facilities. It is not an easy task looking at the state of our economy but plans are in place" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development," External link

allafrica Friday, January 8, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I also want to remind our learners that as they go into their communities, they should be vigilant to stay safe and prevent infection from Covid-19 as the school opening day on January 4, 2021 beckons,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I hope together we can continue providing quality, relevant, equitable, inclusive and wholesome education for all Zimbabweans, carrying out innovative alternative teaching and learning strategies, catch-up learning and teaching programmes to cover lost learning and teaching time during the lockdown and the establishment of an alternative schooling timetable to cater for infrastructure deficiencies in order to effect social distancing for the prevention and management of Covid-19,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “It has been a challenging year with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still among us today. The pandemic forced Government to send all schools into lockdown for at least six months from 24 March 2020. However, I must hasten to applaud that together, we have managed to ride the waves in ensuring that learning and teaching continues in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 18, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The containment and management of Covid-19 cases in 49 of the 9 625 schools with no casualty reported to date was a major success for the Ministry. We also conducted the ZIMSEC examinations for Grade 7, Form 4 and Form 6 without discriminating those that tested positive for Covid-19,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 18, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It has been a challenging year with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still among us today. The pandemic forced Government to send all schools into lockdown for at least six months from 24 March 2020. However, I must hasten to applaud that together, we have managed to ride the waves in ensuring that learning and teaching continues in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 18, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The containment and management of Covid-19 cases in 49 of the 9 625 schools with no casualty reported to date was a major success for the Ministry. We also conducted the ZIMSEC examinations for Grade 7, Form 4 and Form 6 without discriminating those that tested positive for Covid-19," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 18, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “It has been a challenging year with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still among us today. The pandemic forced Government to send all schools into lockdown for at least six months from 24 March 2020. However, I must hasten to applaud that together, we have managed to ride the waves in ensuring that learning and teaching continues in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 18, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The containment and management of Covid-19 cases in 49 of the 9 625 schools with no casualty reported to date was a major success for the Ministry. We also conducted the ZIMSEC examinations for Grade 7, Form 4 and Form 6 without discriminating those that tested positive for Covid-19,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 18, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I am hearing that for the first time. I don't know where he is getting his figures. I haven't received such a report at the moment. I don't belong to his organisation anyway, so I am in the dark. Maybe he knows better," External link

allafrica Wednesday, December 16, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am hearing that for the first time. I don’t know where he is getting his figures. I haven’t received such a report at the moment. I don’t belong to his organisation anyway, so I am in the dark. Maybe he knows better,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I am hearing that for the first time. I don't know where he is getting his figures. I haven't received such a report at the moment. I don't belong to his organisation anyway, so I am in the dark. Maybe he knows better," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am hearing that for the first time. I don’t know where he is getting his figures. I haven’t received such a report at the moment. I don’t belong to his organisation anyway, so I am in the dark. Maybe he knows better,” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We recently issued statements to school heads regarding when schools will be opened,” “I have submitted the calendar to Cabinet and I can tell you that by February all students will be in school” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We recently issued statements to school heads regarding when schools will be opened," "I have submitted the calendar to Cabinet and I can tell you that by February all students will be in school" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We recently issued statements to school heads regarding when schools will be opened,” “I have submitted the calendar to Cabinet and I can tell you that by February all students will be in school” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 13, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 4, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development,” External link

herald Friday, December 4, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 4, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 4, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We have about 93% of teachers back in schools and examinations have also started. I am not aware of any school that is closing or that will close because of COVID-19," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All schools were closed on March 24, 2020 and subsequently reopened in three phases,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "All schools were closed on March 24, 2020 and subsequently reopened in three phases," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All the measures needed to hold the examinations in a safe environment, have been put in place and examinations will be starting in December as scheduled,” “Protective clothing for learners and teachers is now in place and we expect to hold exams successfully like we did in June. I want to assure parents, guardians and all stakeholders that everything is in place for holding successful examinations” External link

zimeye Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All the measures needed to hold the examinations in a safe environment, have been put in place and examinations will be starting in December as scheduled,” “Protective clothing for learners and teachers is now in place and we expect to hold exams successfully like we did in June. I want to assure parents, guardians and all stakeholders that everything is in place for holding successful examinations” External link

herald Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “There is need to remain united and shun tribalism as Zimbabweans are one regardless of origin. We must be proud of our cultural diversity and those who perpetuate tribalism are Rhodesian elements,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 23, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema told : “In view of the need for more teaching and learning space it is hoped that funds will be made available early in 2021 so that the budget can be utilised and construction of schools will commence by the beginning of February 2021,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Examinations are still going ahead — what more do you want?” External link

newsday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "What have you seen yourself? Report what you have seen. Schools have opened today. Why are you asking?" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Let us allow the school heads to manage the schools as best as they can under the situation. We have recruited 5 300 more teachers. So it is those teachers who will assist us to manage the situation,” External link

zimeye Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “What we want is to see all teachers at work. We are not happy that some teachers are not at work. We want them back to manage learners under the Covid-19 situation,” External link

zimeye Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "What we want is to see all teachers at work. We are not happy that some teachers are not at work. We want them back to manage learners under the Covid-19 situation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will do the best to make sure that children are not affected and up to now we have no reports of children having been affected by Covid-19,” External link

zimeye Friday, November 6, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema saying : “it is technical to say whether or not a learner has been taught enough to sit an examination” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "There is need to remain united and shun tribalism as Zimbabweans are one regardless of origin. We must be proud of our cultural diversity and those who perpetuate tribalism are Rhodesian elements," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "There is need to remain united and shun tribalism as Zimbabweans are one regardless of origin. We must be proud of our cultural diversity and those who perpetuate tribalism are Rhodesian elements," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “There is need to remain united and shun tribalism as Zimbabweans are one regardless of origin. We must be proud of our cultural diversity and those who perpetuate tribalism are Rhodesian elements,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The DCC elections should not be a reason to divide us, let’s walk as a united party. We don’t want vote-buying, we don’t want imposition of candidates. The elections should strengthen us than divide us and must also boost our party constitutionalism,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, November 2, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The DCC elections should not be a reason to divide us, let's walk as a united party. We don't want vote-buying, we don't want imposition of candidates. The elections should strengthen us than divide us and must also boost our party constitutionalism," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 2, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema asked : "Why should the news media put me in a corner to prove I am wrong?" "The news media should contribute to the development of the country, they should be accountable. I receive calls from the media and one question they are asking is how many schools are open, my answer has always been that they should go and check and come back with a report that such and such a school is closed" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Teachers are at work now, it is a question of how many are at work and how many are not. Minister Mavima is definitely handling that issue professionally with the relevant teachers' representatives, but I want them back at work. All schools are open anyway which means there are teachers at schools," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The Government has just recruited 5 000 teachers in a drive to employ the over 20 000 unemployed qualified teachers that we had by last November. I don't have a breakdown of how many teachers were allocated to each province during the last recruitment but the process has been completed and we are working towards hiring more," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema added : "Covid-19 has also encouraged us to hire more teachers, it has necessitated us or forced us to increase the number of teachers because of social distancing. It is our wish that we employ every qualified teacher and procedure states that this has to be done in consultation with the Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Finance," "The establishment that we have requires more teachers but it is dependent on the availability of funds but as a ministry we are ready to employ all the teachers that are trained. In any case we still need 3 000 new schools in Zimbabwe and that will require more teachers than what we have" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema added : "Zimbabwe needs more than 3 000 additional schools to cater for the growing number of learners in both primary and secondary schools. We need to work together with councils, churches and other private players so that we construct these schools," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The Government has just recruited 5 000 teachers in a drive to employ the over 20 000 unemployed qualified teachers that we had by last November. I don’t have a breakdown of how many teachers were allocated to each province during the last recruitment but the process has been completed and we are working towards hiring more,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “Covid-19 has also encouraged us to hire more teachers, it has necessitated us or forced us to increase the number of teachers because of social distancing. It is our wish that we employ every qualified teacher and procedure states that this has to be done in consultation with the Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Finance,” “The establishment that we have requires more teachers but it is dependent on the availability of funds but as a ministry we are ready to employ all the teachers that are trained. In any case we still need 3 000 new schools in Zimbabwe and that will require more teachers than what we have” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “Zimbabwe needs more than 3 000 additional schools to cater for the growing number of learners in both primary and secondary schools. We need to work together with councils, churches and other private players so that we construct these schools,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are prepared and ready to open schools under the second. phase,” “Schools have been receiving PPE since we opened for the First Phase and it has been an ongoing process. Preparations for schools opening for all phases have been going on for some time now and we are prepared to open schools even for the last phase” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are prepared and ready to open schools under the second phase," "Schools have been receiving PPE since we opened for the First Phase and it has been an ongoing process. Preparations for schools opening for all phases have been going on for some time now and we are prepared to open schools even for the last phase" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will go out of our way to stop every criminal activity that may be taking place in schools. We are ready to listen to everybody, every parent, every guardian or community member; or adult and if you see any indecent activity by any child, please bring that information to my office,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 19, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema responded : “There was no teacher on strike before we opened schools. That is why we opened schools and we are doing it like any other country. Zimbabwe does not exist alone; it exists in the region and in the world. We did not instruct any teachers not to go to work,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 19, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will do everything we can to protect the children and I’m ready if any Honourable Member has that evidence let them come to my office and show me and we will do the investigations. We will go out of our way to stop every criminal activity that may be taking place in schools. We are ready to listen to everybody, every parent, every guardian or community member; if you see any indecent activity by any child, please bring that information to my office,” External link

zimeye Monday, October 19, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Once you have online learning, it means the child has to be assisted at home,” “I cannot accept that public schools at this moment do not have online learning facilities, there is absolutely no reason at all. Each school has enough land for commercial activity” External link

zimeye Friday, October 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am personally expecting the parents, guardians, religious leaders, community leaders, to assist these children,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Once you have online learning, it means the child has to be assisted at home,” “I cannot accept that public schools at this moment do not have online learning facilities, there is absolutely no reason at all. Each school has enough land for commercial activity” External link

herald Friday, October 16, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am personally expecting the parents, guardians, religious leaders, community leaders, to assist these children,” External link

herald Friday, October 16, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “For the ears of this august House, the schools that we have – we are talking of all schools in this country. Not just public or Government schools, councils schools, but we are also talking of private, trust and mission schools and boarding schools. As far as I am concerned, those are all my schools as they are part of the education system in this country. There is no boarding school today which is not open, not a single is closed. So we have to look at the whole issue from that angle as well. Schools are open, some schools in fact do not have the difficulties that Hon. Members are citing here,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "WHO and the Ministry of Health requires us to reduce the number of learners in a classroom to minimise the risk of spreading the virus," External link

allafrica Monday, October 12, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "WHO and the Ministry of Health requires us to reduce the number of learners in a classroom to minimise the risk of spreading the virus," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 9, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I commend the participation of all sectors, including the private sector, in ensuring that safe school environments are provided to all the children of Zimbabwe so that they enjoy their basic right to education. There is room for more contributions towards the promotion of quality 21st Century education that will transform Zimbabwe into an upper middle-income economy by 2030," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 9, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “WHO and the Ministry of Health requires us to reduce the number of learners in a classroom to minimise the risk of spreading the virus,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 9, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I commend the participation of all sectors, including the private sector, in ensuring that safe school environments are provided to all the children of Zimbabwe so that they enjoy their basic right to education. There is room for more contributions towards the promotion of quality 21st Century education that will transform Zimbabwe into an upper middle-income economy by 2030,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 9, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “While many plans have been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Education Sector Response Plan recognises our commitment to fulfil the right to inclusive, quality and safe education for all. It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic threatens this promise, particularly as it deepens other vulnerabilities and widens other inequalities,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 9, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I commend the participation of all sectors, including the private sector, in ensuring that safe school environments are provided to all the children of Zimbabwe so that they enjoy their basic right to education. There is room for more contributions towards the promotion of quality 21st Century education that will transform Zimbabwe into an upper middle-income economy by 2030,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 9, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “While many plans have been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Education Sector Response Plan recognises our commitment to fulfil the right to inclusive, quality and safe education for all. It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic threatens this promise, particularly as it deepens other vulnerabilities and widens other inequalities,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 9, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I commend the participation of all sectors, including the private sector, in ensuring that safe school environments are provided to all the children of Zimbabwe so that they enjoy their basic right to education. There is room for more contributions towards the promotion of quality 21st Century education that will transform Zimbabwe into an upper middle-income economy by 2030,” External link

herald Friday, October 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “While many plans have been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Education Sector Response Plan recognises our commitment to fulfil the right to inclusive, quality and safe education for all. It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic threatens this promise, particularly as it deepens other vulnerabilities and widens other inequalities,” External link

herald Friday, October 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “WHO and the Ministry of Health requires us to reduce the number of learners in a classroom to minimise the risk of spreading the virus,” External link

herald Friday, October 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It is correct that a number of teachers are not at work. On average about 29 percent are going to work," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The first phase has resumed classes safely and we are now preparing for the next phase as well as putting in place measures to protect those already at school,” External link

herald Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The first phase has resumed classes safely and we are now preparing for the next phase as well as putting in place measures to protect those already at school," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The first phase has resumed classes safely and we are now preparing for the next phase as well as putting in place measures to protect those already at school,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is committed to the welfare of its workers,” External link

herald Monday, October 5, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Like I said, closing schools indefinitely is not a solution and we will continue with measures directed by health authorities so that we do not have a spike in cases,” External link

herald Monday, October 5, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Who knows, we might have to close schools again because of how serious it (coronavirus) will have become. So, we will work according to what is on the ground and in terms of the PPE, you can rest assured that the government will avail. Closing schools is not something new, we have already done it before so if the situation changes, we will close them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “Statistics from the past two days show that a significant number of students have lost their educational gains. Such a regression is at a danger of exacerbating if learners continue being out of school,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As for the 20 000 teachers that I have mentioned here, I — as the minister — have to make sure I find ways and means to make sure that teachers go to school. This is not only the norm in the education sector, students have to continue going to school,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Attendance on the first day saw a high turnout of learners and low turnout of teachers, but the situation was better on the second day," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 2, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Up to now, I have not approved any school fees increases, so those schools that have increased them have done so illegally and action will be taken. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 2, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I would like to urge teachers to reflect and ensure that we find each other,” External link

herald Friday, October 2, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Attendance on the first day saw a high turnout of learners and low turnout of teachers, but the situation was better on the second day,” External link

newsday Friday, October 2, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema responded : "What was mentioned in newspapers with regards to unemployed teachers was that, we want our learners to go back to school and we do have a duty to ensure that they go back to school. " External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema responded : "What was mentioned in newspapers with regards to unemployed teachers was that, we want our learners to go back to school and we do have a duty to ensure that they go back to school. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema responded : "What was mentioned in newspapers with regards to unemployed teachers was that, we want our learners to go back to school and we do have a duty to ensure that they go back to school. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have at least 10 000 teachers who are unemployed and if the crunch comes, we will be left with no option but to quickly employ some of those teachers. Schooling has to go on and we will employ if there is a need to,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We have at least 10 000 teachers who are unemployed and if the crunch comes, we will be left with no option but to quickly employ some of those teachers. Schooling has to go on and we will employ if there is need to," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have at least 10 000 teachers who are unemployed and if the crunch comes, we will be left with no option but to quickly employ some of those teachers. Schooling has to go on and we will employ if there is need to,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 30, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have at least 10 000 teachers who are unemployed and if the crunch comes, we will be left with no option but to quickly employ some of those teachers. Schooling has to go on and we will employ if there is need to,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Just write what your sources told you. You phone me yet you already have your opinion. " External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Just write what your sources told you. You phone me yet you already have your opinion. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "On the personal protective equipment issue, all teachers and learners will be protected; supporting staff will be protected. You can be rest assured that what is required at each public school will be available," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “In light of the high level of preparedness in the education sector, schools will be reopened in a phased manner. Phase 1 will open on September 28; this will entail Grade 7, Forms 4 and 6. Phase 2 will open on 26 October 2020 and will involve Grade 6, Form 3, and 5. Finally, Phase 3 will open on 9 November 2020 covering the rest of the learners which covers ECD A and B, Grade 1,2,3,4,5, Form 1, and 2,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “On the personal protective equipment issue, all teachers and learners will be protected; supporting staff will be protected. You can be rest assured that what is required at each public school will be available,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All public schools have enough land to venture into commercial agriculture” External link

herald Monday, September 21, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema noted : “Some schools are manufacturing personal protective equipment against Covid-19. If some schools are sewing their own uniforms, I do not see why it cannot be done profitably,” External link

herald Monday, September 21, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All children have the right to education and our immediate target for December 2021 is parents should not pay exam fees for public exams. It should be funded by the profits from their projects,” External link

herald Monday, September 21, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The same people who were raising red flags when we ran the June exams are the same people making noise again. We are going ahead whether they like it or not. We are ready to go," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The same people who were raising red flags when we ran the June exams are the same people making noise again. We are going ahead whether they like it or not. We are ready to go," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 14, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I met the Minister of Finance (and Economic Development) today (Friday) and we have availed the funds to procure enough PPE for every pupil in preparation for schools opening,” “In addition, there are schools that are already producing the PPE. So, we are at an advanced stage in terms of preparation” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Zimbabwe managed to conduct successful examinations in June and we are taking the same leaf as we prepare for the November examinations,” “We will be drilling boreholes in schools so that there is adequate sanitation” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The President has just signed the law and we will fully enforce the provisions for the furtherance of education in the country. We believe the Act is a progressive legislation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The President has just signed the law and we will fully enforce the provisions for the furtherance of education in the country. We believe the Act is a progressive legislation,” External link

herald Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We are grateful for the continued guidance and support from His Excellency, the President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, as we endeavour to provide a wholesome education for all Zimbabweans during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We are grateful for the continued guidance and support from His Excellency, the President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as we endeavour to provide a wholesome education for all Zimbabweans during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We will communicate with the country as to when, depending on what we see on the ground, all of us by the way, not just the ministry," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We had planned and indeed we were moving forward with the President's directive that the schools should be opened on the 28th of this month. For those students who will be sitting for Grade 7, ‘O' and ‘A' Level examinations, but because of what is happening, this is what we have now," "As to whether we are going to write examinations in November or not, I do not know. Unfortunately, I do not know who created COVID-19. I would have phoned him" External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We will communicate with the country as to when, depending on what we see on the ground, all of us by the way, not just the ministry," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We had planned and indeed we were moving forward with the President's directive that the schools should be opened on the 28th of this month. For those students who will be sitting for Grade 7, ‘O' and ‘A' Level examinations, but because of what is happening, this is what we have now," "As to whether we are going to write examinations in November or not, I do not know. Unfortunately, I do not know who created COVID-19. I would have phoned him" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All the private schools which opened classes in defiance of our directive will definitely be penalized. We will de-register them for 12 months. They endangered the lives of kids and the whole nation because of the love for money. My Ministry is in the process of compiling the list of schools which opened so that action will be taken against them” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Schools are not allowed to open, but the June examinations are going on. Whether we are going to write November examinations – I do not know. I did not create COVID-19," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Any further developments with regards to what happens at schools in the country will be informed by the leadership of the government of Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It has come to the ministry's attention that there are some organisations, including churches, that would like to use schools and structures during this Covid-19 period and as we prepare for the reopening of schools on July 28, 2020, I would like to state that school opening is only for June 2020 examinations and other levels would resume school when the health situation permits," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All of us who are threatened by this virus are our children and learners, non-teaching staff and our teachers. We have 4,6 million learners, 13 6000 teachers, 9 625 schools so the sector can make an immense contribution to the protection and safety of learners, teachers and non-teaching staff. By the way, here we are talking of learners in both public and independent schools, all schools,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I would like to state that school is opening only for 2020 examination classes and the other levels will resume school when the health situation permits,” External link

herald Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “In light of this, I would like to confirm that the Government`s focus is on ensuring safe and secure reopening that meets World Health Organisation guidelines. Given the need to disinfect schools and make other preparations, schools will not be open for use by other organisations until further notice,” External link

herald Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are going to plan according to the trend of Covid-19. Nobody knows what will happen so how do you expect us to tell what will happen in the future? Yes, the people want to know, but you and I are some of the people who want to know. Nobody invited Covid-19, it is all over the world and schools were closed all over," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a ministry we are preparing as normal for the examinations, we are putting in place the preventive measures as guided by the World Health Organisation and we are confident that all will be in place by the time the examinations start. Our main aim is not to expose our learners and invigilators to Covid-19 hence our commitment to adhering to the High Court order," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "This is an issue that was not announced overnight, instead the President made the proclamation about a month ago and this caters for all schools be it public, private or boarding schools, so school authorities were thus expected to have made the necessary arrangements for their learners," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I haven’t seen anything, I haven’t received any complaints,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We also have bowsers that are going to be on standby to provide water because drilling a borehole does not mean that water will be available down there, so we are making sure that bowsers are available. This money will also enable us to purchase thermometers that are required and disinfection facilities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am impressed by the type of PPE’s produced by our schools I urge the private sector to partner our schools to produce larger quantities,” External link

zbc Friday, June 12, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am impressed by the type of PPEs produced by our schools I urge the private sector to partner our schools to produce larger quantities,” External link

zbc Friday, June 12, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The schools must start making money and show the pupils how to make money. They must start enjoying money while in school and when they go out, they become entrepreneurs. We have few schools now producing sanitary wear which is commendable because there is no sense in having a Fashion and Fabrics subject when we fail to produce our own school uniforms. Kutama High School is producing sanitary wear and in so doing can employ locals and we can go as far as exporting," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I want to register my profound gratitude as the schools try to find their role in the fight against the pandemic by producing personal protective equipment," "All of us who are threatened by this virus are our children and learners, non-teaching staff and our teachers. We have 4,6 million learners, 13 6000 teachers, 9 625 schools so the sector can make an immense contribution to the protection and safety of learners, teachers and non-teaching staff. By the way here we are talking of learners in schools both public and independent schools, all schools," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Opening of schools will be in 5 phases which are phase 1,2,3,4 and 5 starting with exam classes of 2020, exam classes of 2021 (grade 6, forms 3 and 5), grade 3,4 and 5 as well as forms 1 and 2, then grades 1 and 2 and finally Early Childhood Development Classes A and B," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are engaging stakeholders in the education sector for input on the re-opening of schools. I can confirm that some opinions are quite diverse and maybe difficult to reconcile. We currently have a five-phase re-opening plan that begins with the examination classes in 2020," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “schools will be opened three to four weeks from now” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The 2020 exam class will resume classes first, followed by 2021 exam classes two or three weeks later, with the rest of the groups following in that manner,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The 2020 exam class will resume classes first, followed by 2021 exam classes two or three weeks later, with the rest of the groups following in that manner,” External link

zimeye Monday, May 25, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The 2020 exam class will resume classes first, followed by 2021 exam classes two or three weeks later, with the rest of the groups following in that manner,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The 2020 exam class will resume classes first, followed by 2021 exam classes two or three weeks later, with the rest of the groups following in that manner,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a Ministry we are ready for the June examinations and the November examinations. Following the President's statement, we are making those preparations for the Form Four and Advanced Level classes as well as the Grade Seven classes. We are already preparing over 820 examination centres, I will be making an announcement as to which ones exactly are, we're talking about," "We will make the necessary preparations and necessary announcements within the next two to three weeks so that we know where these examinations will be held" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will announce in 3 weeks. This will give direction on how the exams meant to have been in June will be conducted,” External link

zbc Monday, May 18, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The President's address reaffirms our position that we are ready to have the June and November examinations. What will happen now is that we will meet and give the necessary announcement in due course. Schools should, however, ensure that as students sit and prepare for these examinations, they should adhere to the Covid-19 regulations in terms of social distancing and sanitization," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The President’s address reaffirms our position that we are ready to have the June and November examinations. What will happen now is that we will meet and give the necessary announcement in due course. Schools should, however, ensure that as students sit and prepare for these examinations, they should adhere to the Covid-19 regulations in terms of social distancing and sanitization,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 17, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema told : “Some very high fees and levies that have been brought to my attention, including in foreign currency, appear extortionist and we should not have this in education. Section 17 of the Education Act provides for the cancellation of registration by the secretary,” External link

newsday Monday, May 11, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema told : “Some very high fees and levies that have been brought to my attention, including in foreign currency, appear extortionist and we should not have this in education. Section 17 of the Education Act provides for the cancellation of registration by the secretary,” External link

zimeye Monday, May 11, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema told : "Some very high fees and levies that have been brought to my attention, including in foreign currency, appear extortionist and we should not have this in education. Section 17 of the Education Act provides for the cancellation of registration by the secretary," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 11, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The safety of our learners always comes prior to any action regarding Covid-19 disease. The President will only proclaim the dates when schools open and he will only do so after evidence that shows it is prudent to do so has been availed," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Through this partnership, education is serving its true purpose of meeting the needs of the communities,” “Allow me to congratulate all schools nationally that have started on the manufacturing of protective equipment against the coronavirus, including Chikangwe High School which pioneered this affirmative Covid-19 Response Programme of producing masks and sanitisers” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Schools will open when the evidence indicates that it’s prudent to do so, and that announcement will be made only by the President, HE, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa. Appropriate measures will be put in place to make sure that there is no further infection that will take place. The Ministry is working flat out on mitigatory measures during the coronavirus period as well as on the preparations for back-to-school,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The safety of our learners always comes prior to any action regarding Covid-19 disease. The President will only proclaim the dates when schools open and he will only do so after evidence that shows it is prudent to do so has been availed,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The safety of our learners always comes prior to any action regarding Covid-19 disease. The President will only proclaim the dates when schools open and he will only do so after evidence that shows it is prudent to do so has been availed,” External link

herald Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Don't they have a trade union and if they have, why are they not raising the complaints through that platform? Don't complain on behalf of teachers" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are in the midst of fighting the pandemic so why should we rush to reopen the schools early,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are in the midst of fighting the pandemic so why should we rush to reopen the schools early,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “A call centre has been set up at Zimsec head office to support heads of examination centres when they encounter problems in uploading entry data,” External link

newsday Friday, April 3, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Examinations Council ) : “The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to inform parents/guardians that preparations for the 2020 June and November Examinations are going on as scheduled,” External link

herald Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Tell people we are looking into the issue" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I would like to advise members that the new deadlines for the payment of examination fees are 30th of March, 2020, for the June examination and the 9th April, 2020 for the November examination. Parents and guardians who had paid the full examination fees will be refunded the amount now being contributed by Government," "Candidates who are currently at Government schools who get Government support for a subject for the June examination will pay the full fees for the same subject if they enter for it again for the November examination. The Government will pay for up to seven subjects at O' Level and three subjects at A' Level. Candidates who want to sit for more subjects at each level will meet the full fees of those subjects themselves" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government will pay for up to seven subjects at O-Level and three subjects at A-Level, and candidates who want to sit for more subjects at each level will meet the full fees of those subjects themselves,” External link

newsday Friday, March 20, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I would like to advise members that the new deadlines for the payment of examination fees are 30th of March, 2020, for the June examination and the 9th April, 2020 for the November examination. Parents and guardians who had paid the full examination fees will be refunded the amount now being contributed by Government,” “Candidates who are currently at Government schools who get Government support for a subject for the June examination will pay the full fees for the same subject if they enter for it again for the November examination. The Government will pay for up to seven subjects at O’ Level and three subjects at A’ Level. Candidates who want to sit for more subjects at each level will meet the full fees of those subjects themselves” External link

zimeye Friday, March 20, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained," "I would now like to advise all parents and guardians of schoolchildren in Grade 7, Ordinary and Advanced levels that in 2020, Government will be contributing 53 percent of the examination fees for candidates in public schools, while parents and guardians will take up 47 percent" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am overly concerned about the issue. I expected the minister to be here so that we discuss issues,” “The majority of the votes the ruling party gets come from the rural areas and we should be taken seriously. If she was busy, she could have delegated her deputy or the permanent secretary. They are the ones who shifted the dates of our conference promising to be here, but they didn’t show up” External link

newsday Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All candidates from private schools and colleges at Grade 7, ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels will meet the full cost of the examination fees,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is releasing RTGS $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I would like to advise all parents and guardians of candidates in Grade 7, O and A-levels that, in 2020, Government will be contributing 53 percent of the examination fees for candidates in public schools while parents and guardians will take up 47 percent. All candidates from private schools and colleges at Grade 7, O and A-levels will meet the full cost of the examination fees," "The public schools where 53 percent of the examination fees will be paid by Government are: government schools, local authority schools and not-for-profit mission schools" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As we prepare our learners for life and work, I would like to exhort all who have a contribution to make to the success of our children to do everything possible so that they are sufficiently equipped to make a telling contribution to the sustainable development of our country. Getting it right at primary and secondary education level will give the nation the confidence that we are building from a solid foundation," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained,” “I would now like to advise all parents and guardians of schoolchildren in Grade 7, Ordinary and Advanced levels that in 2020, Government will be contributing 53 percent of the examination fees for candidates in public schools, while parents and guardians will take up 47 percent” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained,” “I would now like to advise all parents and guardians of schoolchildren in Grade 7, Ordinary and Advanced levels that in 2020, Government will be contributing 53 percent of the examination fees for candidates in public schools, while parents and guardians will take up 47 percent” External link

herald Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Our laws and rules are very clear on the appointment of teachers, that indeed every region of Zimbabwe has to have teachers from their areas. We are employing teachers from every district right across the country" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Today l feel proud and honoured to be at this school as it is a remembrance of our history and who we are," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 17, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have been invited by the Acting President as Minister of Primary and Secondary Education together with donors specifically for the hard up satellite schools and underdeveloped schools in Mashonaland Central Province. The Acting President is coordinating that activity so that we do something for these schools. They need classroom blocks, teachers’ cottages, bridges and solar systems. They need development, so we have been invited to meet with donors,” “It was a very successful meeting. That is why we are here with the Minister responsible for Mashonaland Central to coordinate our activities. There are specifically eight schools that have been selected. These schools don’t have much development. It is not just Mashonaland Central, it is the whole country” External link

herald Monday, February 10, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have been clear even in the statements that we have made before.Every school should first come to the ministry to apply before they increase school fees, which is the procedure. We will not tolerate lawlessness in education,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the legal monetary policies and stop demanding payment of school fees in foreign currency,” “We all should respect our local currency and stop this behaviour of increasing prices of basic commodities and school fees at will. It is not right and it should stop immediately” External link

zimeye Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the legal monetary policies and stop demanding payment of school fees in foreign currency,” “We all should respect our local currency and stop this behaviour of increasing prices of basic commodities and school fees at will. It is not right and it should stop immediately” External link

zimeye Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the legal monetary policies and stop demanding payment of school fees in foreign currency,” “We all should respect our local currency and stop this behaviour of increasing prices of basic commodities and school fees at will. It is not right and it should stop immediately” External link

herald Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the law; we should stop this anarchy and as Government we will not allow such anarchy,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the law; we should stop this anarchy and as Government we will not allow such anarchy,” External link

herald Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Teaching and learning space in some schools is still grossly inadequate. For example, some schools are still using tobacco barns and grass-thatched classrooms, animal handling facilities and other schools are operating without specialist rooms like design and technology laboratories or workshops,” “More resources will also be required for the construction of teachers’ accommodation and continuous training of teachers in the competence-based curriculum” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 31, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “There are a number of schools which are registering zero percent pass rates in all provinces. There are many reasons to that and among them is the shortage of teachers,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 20, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The nation has 24 000 boarding places. We estimate that about 100 000 learners are seeking boarding places. Those who will not be successful in securing boarding places will, therefore, be accommodated at day schools in their school zones,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a ministry we are trying to train and educate our children from an early age so that they are able to manipulate the economic and social environment. We have to link the education system to the economy, as learners need to be prepared for the world,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a ministry we have not decided on any proposals for next year’s fees adjustments,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a ministry we have not decided on any proposals for next year's fees adjustments," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a ministry we have not decided on any proposals for next year’s fees adjustments,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a ministry we have not decided on any proposals for next year’s fees adjustments,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “It’s so embarrassing to see teachers going to fetch water from Gwayi River (and carrying the water) on their heads in the morning before they go to school and expect them to perform according to the plans that we have seen here. I think it’s unfair. Without good teachers, without teachers who enjoy their jobs we are just playing,” External link

newsday Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Before a new school is built, we must make sure that there is piped water and secondly at a new school, we build the school head’s house and after that we build teachers’ cottages, then classroom blocks,” External link

herald Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Simple examples of such programmes include criminology, cyber security and forensic science,” External link

herald Monday, November 4, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I would like now to advise that the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, on a monthly basis, has allocated resources to retire the outstanding debts in relation to technical expertise and supplies of consumables and paper. At this rate, we expect that by April 2020, significant progress would have been made to resolve that matter,” “While the impact of the measures taken so far is considerable, in that, about 100 000 people who applied for passports will take delivery of such documents by end of December, with the arrival of additional material at the end of November 2019 or early December 2019, we expect to double the number of those getting passports within two months of taking delivery” External link

newsday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Further steps have been taken to take delivery of passport paper and consumables, as well as material for the production of synthetic identification cards to make sure that all those requiring our services get them in line with our client service charter,” “While the impact of the measures taken so far is considerable in that about 100 000 people who applied for passports will take delivery of such documents by the end of December 2019, with the arrival of the additional material on order at the end of November 2019 or early December 2019, we expect to double the number of people getting passports within two months of taking delivery” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “For plans for the year 2020, the ministry’s infrastructure programme should see the completion of these two registries and work proceeding in earnest to construct the Goromonzi, Kadoma and Insiza registries,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The three state of the art high capacity printers have since been delivered and installed thereby further enhancing our capacity to make headway in the clearance of the backlog and at the same time attend to some current applications,” “While the impact of the measures taken so far is considerable in that about one hundred thousand people who applied for passports will take delivery of such documents by the end of December 2019, with the arrival of the additional material on order at the end of November 2019 or early December 2019, we expect to double the number of people getting passports within two months of taking the delivery” External link

zbc Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “In the next two weeks I will be making another statement on e-Passports because that is what is being used by most parts of the world and we are part of the world,” External link

zbc Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Further steps have been taken to take delivery of passport paper and consumables, as well as material for the production of synthetic identification cards to make sure that all those requiring our services get them in line with our client service charter,” “While the impact of the measures taken so far is considerable in that about 100 000 people who applied for passports will take delivery of such documents by the end of December 2019, with the arrival of the additional material on order at the end of November 2019 or early December 2019, we expect to double the number of people getting passports within two months of taking delivery” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “For plans for the year 2020, the ministry’s infrastructure programme should see the completion of these two registries and work proceeding in earnest to construct the Goromonzi, Kadoma and Insiza registries,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Let me assure all peace loving and law abiding citizens that the law enforcement agents are on high alert to deal with any acts of lawlessness in the country," External link

coastweek Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We need to craft laws to penalize anyone who makes false allegations against the government," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Anybody who lies against the State must go to jail. We can’t have a situation where anyone can say anything and walk scot-free. This nonsense must stop,” External link

zimeye Monday, September 23, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Anybody who lies against the State must go to jail. We can’t have a situation where anyone can say anything and walk scot-free. This nonsense must stop,” External link

zimeye Sunday, September 22, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The nation cannot afford to be having demonstrations on a daily or weekly basis; the economy suffers as attention is taken away from key activities, which as a country should be focused upon,” “We cannot be in elections mode indefinitely as this creates a security threat to the country,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The nation cannot afford to be having demonstrations on a daily or weekly basis; the economy suffers as attention is taken away from key activities, which as a country should be focused upon,” “We cannot be in elections mode indefinitely as this creates a security threat to the country,” External link

EastAfrican Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It is clear that the MDC Alliance is now playing to the gallery and does not want law and order to prevail in the country. While constitutionalism exists in Zimbabwe in terms of observance of human rights, it is disturbing that these rights which are clearly espoused in the constitution are now being misused to foment disorder and cause anarchy in the country," "The Government of Zimbabwe is quite aware that the timing of these demonstrations is meant to draw the attention of the international community especially when the President has intensified the country's re-engagement process at various regional and international fora" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Transport operators, both public and private, should not be used as destabilising agents in the country. Let me reiterate that anyone caught on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with without fear or favour. Vehicles used to promote lawlessness will certainly be impounded by the police," "We urge members of the public not to take heed of retrogressive calls to join or participate in the demonstrations. Government in its entirety is working day in day out to improve the socio-economic situation in the country. Let us all support these efforts for the good of the country and promote peace in all corners of Zimbabwe" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The Government has a way of interacting with its workers without alarming and threatening messages being sent. My Ministry is concerned by the MDC Alliance's continuous agenda of dividing and polarising the nation. This agenda will not work as the Commissioner General of Police has been given the responsibility to ensure that law and order is maintained in every village, district and province and the nation at large," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "My Ministry is therefore concerned by the security implications of these diplomatic missions' interference and visits to private residences of some opposition political party leaders under the guise of diplomatic engagement," "The nation cannot afford to be having demonstrations on a daily basis or weekly basis, the economy suffers as attention is taken away from key activities which as a country we should be focused upon. :We cannot continue to be in the election mode indefinitely as this creates a security threat to the country" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "May I urge Zimbabweans to remain calm and not to be hoodwinked to join unlawful gatherings or demonstrations which are meant to benefit individuals at the expense of the people of Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It is clear that the MDC Alliance is now playing to the gallery and does not want law and order to prevail in the country. While constitutionalism exists in Zimbabwe in terms of observance of human rights, it is disturbing that these rights which are clearly espoused in the constitution are now being misused to foment disorder and cause anarchy in the country," "The Government of Zimbabwe is quite aware that the timing of these demonstrations is meant to draw the attention of the international community especially when the President has intensified the country's re-engagement process at various regional and international fora" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Transport operators, both public and private, should not be used as destabilising agents in the country. Let me reiterate that anyone caught on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with without fear or favour. Vehicles used to promote lawlessness will certainly be impounded by the police," "We urge members of the public not to take heed of retrogressive calls to join or participate in the demonstrations. Government in its entirety is working day in day out to improve the socio-economic situation in the country. Let us all support these efforts for the good of the country and promote peace in all corners of Zimbabwe" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The Government has a way of interacting with its workers without alarming and threatening messages being sent. My Ministry is concerned by the MDC Alliance's continuous agenda of dividing and polarising the nation. This agenda will not work as the Commissioner General of Police has been given the responsibility to ensure that law and order is maintained in every village, district and province and the nation at large," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "My Ministry is therefore concerned by the security implications of these diplomatic missions' interference and visits to private residences of some opposition political party leaders under the guise of diplomatic engagement," "The nation cannot afford to be having demonstrations on a daily basis or weekly basis, the economy suffers as attention is taken away from key activities which as a country we should be focused upon. :We cannot continue to be in the election mode indefinitely as this creates a security threat to the country" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "May I urge Zimbabweans to remain calm and not to be hoodwinked to join unlawful gatherings or demonstrations which are meant to benefit individuals at the expense of the people of Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema warned : “We are ready for them, we cannot have those who claim to be the opposition holding government and its citizens at ransom. While it is their right to demonstrate, we cannot allow our people’s rights to be violated by these so-called protesters,” External link

zbc Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “While constitutionalism exists in Zimbabwe in terms of observance of human rights, it is disturbing that these rights which are clearly espoused in the constitution are now being misused to foment disorder and cause anarchy in the country,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “My ministry is therefore concerned by the security implications of these diplomatic missions’ interference and visits to private residences of some opposition political party leaders under the guise of diplomatic engagements,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Transport operators, both public and private should not be used as destabilising agents in the country. Let me reiterate that anyone caught on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with without fear or favour. Vehicles used to promote lawlessness will certainly be impounded by the police,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Police will be on high alert to ensure that peace prevails in every part of the country. The constitution allows people to demonstrate but those who will be caught on the wrong side of the law will face the consequences. Zimbabwe is a democratic and peaceful country,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 26, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should not allow the MDC Alliance to use them. The party should follow the constitution, which it took part in writing. They don’t know what they want. They run to the courts on every issue but they still don’t want to listen to the courts,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 26, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Police will be on high alert to ensure that peace prevails in every part of the country. The constitution allows people to demonstrate but those who will be caught on the wrong side of the law will face the consequences. Zimbabwe is a democratic and peaceful country," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 26, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "People should not allow the MDC Alliance to use them. The party should follow the constitution, which it took part in writing. They don't know what they want. They run to the courts on every issue but they still don't want to listen to the courts," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 26, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Let me state it again, all NGOs must work with the government or they should close their offices and each has to tell us who funds them and how they use their funds. If they do not work with the government, they are spy organisations,” External link

zimeye Monday, August 19, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

modernghana Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

polandsun Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

pulse Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations,” “The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab Spring and the recent Sudan clashes. Let me remind foreigners who are dabbling in local politics that Zimbabwe is a sovereign State and will not allow people disguised as tourists to come and promote anarchy and destruction of property in the country” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations," "The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab Spring and the recent Sudan clashes. Let me remind foreigners who are dabbling in local politics that Zimbabwe is a sovereign State and will not allow people disguised as tourists to come and promote anarchy and destruction of property in the country" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations,” External link

herald Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema warned : “The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab spring and the recent Sudan clashes. Let me remind foreigners who are clearly dabbling in local politics that Zimbabwe is a sovereign state and will not allow people disguised as tourists to come promote anarchy and destruction of property in the country,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 12, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “the police and other security services” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 12, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema warned : "The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab spring and the recent Sudan clashes. Let me remind foreigners who are clearly dabbling in local politics that Zimbabwe is a sovereign state and will not allow people disguised as tourists to come promote anarchy and destruction of property in the country," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "the police and other security services" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema déclaré : "Permettez-moi de rappeler aux étrangers qui se mêlent clairement de la politique locale que le Zimbabwe est un Etat souverain et qu'il ne permettra pas à des personnes déguisées en touristes de venir promouvoir l'anarchie et la destruction de biens dans le pays" "Les zimbabwéens sont donc instamment priés de continuer à observer une attitude pacifique et à mener consciencieusement leurs activités socio-économiques, sachant que la police et les autres services de sécurité sont là pour protéger ceux qui souhaitent se déplacer librement dans n'importe quelle partie du pays" External link

infosplusgabon Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab Spring and the recent Sudan clashes,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "President Mnangagwa was legitimately elected and we even had a record number of foreign observer missions which came here. After the results were announced, the opposition went to the courts to challenge that decision. We did not force them to court, neither did we force them to go for the election. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Following the signing of a payment plan on June 17, 2019 with the suppliers of consumables to deal with the US$7 million that the department (passport production) owed, treasury has so far made the following payments, June 20 — US$1 million, June 26 — US$1 million and July 24 — US$1 million. This development has since unlocked the supply of both identity documents and passport production consumables,” External link

newsday Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a matter of fact, I have it on good authority that the year 2018 has been very peaceful in the sporting arena,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 2, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "My ministry has directed the Commissioner-General of Police to ensure that officers are on high alert and ready to deal with any acts of violence or destruction of property," "We appeal to all peace loving Zimbabweans to ignore these calls for demonstrations which are detrimental to the social economy development thrust of the government" External link

onlinenigeria Monday, July 29, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "My ministry has directed the Commissioner-General of Police to ensure that officers are on high alert and ready to deal with any acts of violence or destruction of property," "We appeal to all peace loving Zimbabweans to ignore these calls for demonstrations which are detrimental to the social economy development thrust of the government" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 29, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “My ministry has directed the Commissioner-General of Police to ensure that officers are on high alert and ready to deal with any acts of violence or destruction of property,” “We appeal to all peace loving Zimbabweans to ignore these calls for demonstrations which are detrimental to the social economy development thrust of the government” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, July 29, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Therefore, peace is paramount if the nation is to realise the desired goal of economic prosperity,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Passports in Zimbabwe are actually manufactured or produced by the Registrar General," "They are not printed by Fidelity Printers either. A few months ago, I was at a workshop where the passports are printed. If time permitted, the members would have gone where this is done" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The passport is a security document. So after its expiry, one has to apply for a new one. Passports will be printed in the next three weeks," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We have a zero tolerance to corruption and I would like to warn those taking part in corrupt practices especially with passports that the law will catch up with you," "Very soon we will be installing CCtvs on our departments in an effort to arrest the scourge of corruption" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The public should not panic (over the passport issue)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The public should not panic (over the passport issue),” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Anybody who is against the Constitution of Zimbabwe will be arrested. Anybody who is against the Constitution which is our fundamental law and all other Acts and Statutory Instruments we don't care who he is, we implement what the laws say. Anyone thinking along those lines should know that the law will descend on them," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Religious organisations have to be registered so that their activities are monitored to curb crimes such as money laundering and other such crimes,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, July 8, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema says : “We can promise that within the next four to five weeks we’ll be able to produce 3,000 passports a day. The president had to intervene. Our ultimate goal is to produce at least 8,000 a day,” External link

msn-uk Monday, July 8, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Religious organisations have to be registered so that their activities are monitored to curb crimes such as money laundering and other such crimes," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Religious organisations have to be registered so that their activities are monitored to curb crimes such as money laundering and other such crimes,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Religious organisations have to be registered so that their activities are monitored to curb crimes such as money laundering and other such crimes,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "But what we can promise is that within the next four to five weeks we'll be able to produce not less than 3 000 passports a day. We have the money, the President had to intervene. Our ultimate target is to produce at least 8 000 a day because of the machinery we are using and the one that is yet to come," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 5, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The Constitution of Zimbabwe allows people to petition anyone on grievances, but however, these grievances should be petitioned in a manner which does not interfere with the rights of others. My ministry is concerned that previous stay aways or demonstrations have not been peaceful,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Commission ) : “If you look at the papers, a lot of people are being arrested on corruption charges every week. This is done by police and other systems, the Anti-Corruption Commission; people are appearing in courts. We are doing all we can to fight corruption as the New Dispensation. Nobody should earn what they didn’t work for. I’m a Minister and as Minister it’s easy for me to use my position in order to access what I’m not supposed to have. Whether I’m a Minister or chief executive, if I’m found to be corrupt the law has to take its course. Corruption is not only in Government but it is right across the spectrum even in the private sector,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As you push your broom (clean up) it should also click in your mind that this is how we want to clean corruption. We need to remove corruption because corruption makes our country dirty and makes other people fail to achieve what they want to achieve. So let us all be clean and smart and all our streets must be clean,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Commission ) : “If you look at the papers, a lot of people are being arrested on corruption charges every week. This is done by police and other systems, the Anti-Corruption Commission; people are appearing in courts. We are doing all we can to fight corruption as the New Dispensation. Nobody should earn what they didn’t work for. I’m a Minister and as Minister it’s easy for me to use my position in order to access what I’m not supposed to have. Whether I’m a Minister or chief executive, if I’m found to be corrupt the law has to take its course. Corruption is not only in Government but it is right across the spectrum even in the private sector,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As you push your broom (clean up) it should also click in your mind that this is how we want to clean corruption. We need to remove corruption because corruption makes our country dirty and makes other people fail to achieve what they want to achieve. So let us all be clean and smart and all our streets must be clean,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Commission ) : “If you look at the papers, a lot of people are being arrested on corruption charges every week. This is done by police and other systems, the Anti-Corruption Commission; people are appearing in courts. We are doing all we can to fight corruption as the New Dispensation. Nobody should earn what they didn’t work for. I’m a Minister and as Minister it’s easy for me to use my position in order to access what I’m not supposed to have. Whether I’m a Minister or chief executive, if I’m found to be corrupt the law has to take its course. Corruption is not only in Government but it is right across the spectrum even in the private sector,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As you push your broom (clean up) it should also click in your mind that this is how we want to clean corruption. We need to remove corruption because corruption makes our country dirty and makes other people fail to achieve what they want to achieve. So let us all be clean and smart and all our streets must be clean,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Why are you asking me? I don’t know what you are talking about. Go and ask the person who told you. I don’t know about anything you are asking me, including that money,” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema dijo : “La Política Nacional Migratoria será el documento dominante en materia de políticas que abordará todas las cuestiones relacionadas con los migrantes, ya sea que se trate de zimbabuenses o de nacionales de otros países,” External link

iom-es Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister45.33%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
governor18.67%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
ambassador18.67%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
member5.33%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
higher education minister1.33%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
minister for bulawayo1.33%EN01/15/201715/01/2017
minister of transport and infrastructure4.00%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
deputy2.67%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
clifford sibanda and national assembly speaker2.67%EN06/30/201630/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Cain MathemaEN99.38%
Cain MathemaSA0.62%


 
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Cain Mathema said : “We are summoning the principle of no-work, no-salary with immediate effect. Teachers who do not report for duty or those who go to their schools and not do their work will not be paid. We have requested school heads to compile lists of such names and we will forward them to the Public Service Commission so that those not doing their work will not be paid,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are summoning the principle of no-work, no-salary with immediate effect. Teachers who do not report for duty or those who go to their schools and not do their work will not be paid. We have requested school heads to compile lists of such names and we will forward them to the Public Service Commission so that those not doing their work will not be paid," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are summoning the principle of no-work, no-salary with immediate effect. Teachers who do not report for duty or those who go to their schools and not do their work will not be paid. We have requested school heads to compile lists of such names and we will forward them to the Public Service Commission so that those not doing their work will not be paid,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The Ministry is calling upon all heads of schools to guard against complacency and ensure full compliance with health protocols as directed through the Standard Operating Procedures," External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We know they have their concerns about remuneration," "They have raised their concerns and that is being addressed through the proper channels" External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is also warning teachers who are doing private lessons," "There is a trend that some teachers are no longer doing their jobs at schools, but doing private lessons instead. That is not allowed and the Government is following up on these unlawful acts" External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Some schools are manufacturing personal protective equipment against Covid-19," "If some schools are sewing their own uniforms, I do not see why it cannot be done profitably" External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We know they have their concerns about remuneration," "They have raised their concerns and that is being addressed through the proper channels" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 19, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is also warning teachers who are doing private lessons," "There is a trend that some teachers are no longer doing their jobs at schools, but doing private lessons instead. That is not allowed and the Government is following up on these unlawful acts" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 19, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As the 2021 winter season is approaching, the success of the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 among learners depends heavily on the leadership of each school head as well as the co-operation among teachers, learners, their parents or guardians and communities at large," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 19, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Some schools are manufacturing personal protective equipment against Covid-19,” “If some schools are sewing their own uniforms, I do not see why it cannot be done profitably” External link

herald Monday, April 19, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We know they have their concerns about remuneration,” “They have raised their concerns and that is being addressed through the proper channels” External link

herald Monday, April 19, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is also warning teachers who are doing private lessons,” “There is a trend that some teachers are no longer doing their jobs at schools, but doing private lessons instead. That is not allowed and the Government is following up on these unlawful acts” External link

herald Monday, April 19, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As the 2021 winter season is approaching, the success of the preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 among learners depends heavily on the leadership of each school head as well as the co-operation among teachers, learners, their parents or guardians and communities at large,” External link

newsday Monday, April 19, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The ministry is also appealing and urging parents to report to the school heads of any relatives showing signs of Covid-19,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, April 19, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The ministry is also appealing and urging parents to report to the school heads of any relatives showing signs of Covid-19," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The ministry is also appealing and urging parents to report to the school heads of any relatives showing signs of Covid-19," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:06:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Let me state it again, all NGOs must work with the government or they should close their offices and each has to tell us who funds them and how they use their funds. If they do not work with the government, they are spy organisations. My ministry knows that its officers are human rights officers all the time during the performance of their duties,” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Every child in Zimbabwe must go to school and each school head whether these are public or private, must make sure that every child goes to school. If there is any situation where children are being turned away for whatever reasons, the parents, guardians and everybody else have to be in touch with my officers. We are not allowing that. Every child must go to school," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Teachers who were supposed to report for duty last week, reported. I want to commend parents, learners and teachers for the way they have managed the resumption of classes under the circumstances,” External link

herald Monday, March 22, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will not allow a situation where fees are increased without following due procedures,” External link

herald Monday, March 15, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "This new board comes in at a time when Zimsec is examining the ministry's competence-based curriculum. The Board of Directors which superintends over Zimsec is made up of academics, lawyers, educationists, accountants and renowned administrators in whom we have faith that standards will be maintained and made better through their guidance," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 14, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "When schools have reopened we will be assessing those not reporting for duty to guide our deployment of those we are employing. There is a time frame for absenteeism and if we exceed that it means probably they will not be coming. But like I said we are still going to employ 3 000 soon and the assessment process will only assists us in terms of deployment of teachers," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 11, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The President ordered that we should employ all qualified teachers. He said we cannot just be training teachers and not employing them. So with this recruitment we are implementing what was directed by the President,” External link

herald Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “When schools have reopened we will be assessing those not reporting for duty to guide our deployment of those we are employing. There is a time frame for absenteeism and if we exceed that it means probably they will not be coming. But like I said we are still going to employ 3 000 soon and the assessment process will only assists us in terms of deployment of teachers,” External link

herald Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “However, it is important to note that the vaccinations are voluntary and those willing should take. No one is forced to be vaccinated but like I said experts have told us that we are better off getting vaccinated to be able to respond to this virus,” External link

herald Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We need to redefine this issue of zero pass rate. I have got the results analysis for Grade 7 examinations and what I observed is that most candidates passed most subjects and those who failed, mainly failed mathematics and agriculture. But what we want is that all the pupils need to pass what they are learning. We need to redefine what a zero-pass rate is,” External link

newsday Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Teachers are a very important stakeholders in the education sector and we prioritise them. We urge them to play their role as they have always been doing. We have lost a lot of time and it is important that learners can now properly resume their classes,” External link

herald Friday, March 5, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “No child in Zimbabwe must walk for 5km to school. That era must be behind us and those willing to build schools must do so but they should be in compliance with the requirements,” External link

herald Friday, March 5, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “There are a lot of projects in the pipeline like the industrialisation of practical subjects like agriculture to make them profitable,” External link

herald Friday, March 5, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We need to redefine this issue of zero pass rate. I have got the results analysis for Grade 7 examinations and what I observed is that most candidates passed most subjects and those who failed, mainly failed mathematics and agriculture. But what we want is that all the pupils need to pass what they are learning. We need to redefine what a zero pass rate is," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We want modern infrastructure in our schools. We need good road network as opposed to roads which become untrafficable whenever it rains resulting in our teachers failing to travel," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We need to redefine this issue of zero pass rate. I have got the results analysis for Grade 7 examinations and what I observed is that most candidates passed most subjects and those who failed, mainly failed Mathematics and Agriculture. But what we want is that all the pupils need to pass what they are learning. We need to redefine what a zero pass rate is," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I want teachers to enjoy teaching in our schools but some of them are still using blair toilets. We no longer want blair toilets in our schools, but the ones that use flush system. We want modern infrastructure in our schools. We need good road network as opposed to roads which become untrafficable whenever it rains resulting in our teachers failing to travel," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We need to redefine this issue of zero pass rate. I have got the results analysis for Grade 7 examinations and what I observed is that most candidates passed most subjects and those who failed, mainly failed mathematics and agriculture. But what we want is that all the pupils need to pass what they are learning. We need to redefine what a zero pass rate is,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We want modern infrastructure in our schools. We need good road network as opposed to roads which become untrafficable whenever it rains resulting in our teachers failing to travel,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “My appeal to parents is to make sure their children leave their homes with face masks. Even schools are now manufacturing them. When students are at schools, we have systems in place to monitor adherence,” External link

herald Monday, March 1, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "What we have to accept is that Covid-19 is now a part of society and it is there to stay, therefore there is a need to ensure that all our programmes go ahead as scheduled and not allow Covid-19 to hinder us. It is therefore with this in mind that we say the June examinations will indeed go ahead as scheduled. When schools open there will be a clear schedule that will allow learners to adequately prepare for these exams," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The board is made up of academics, lawyers, educationists, accountants and renowned administrators in whom we have faith that the ministry standards will be maintained and made better through their guidance," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 26, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "During this period (2009 to 2014) like in 2020, teachers were involved in industrial action (strikes) or were claiming incapacitation to carry out their work. There was no meaningful teaching in some schools. These are the factors that affect pass rates in any country in the world," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "During this period (2009 to 2014) like in 2020, teachers were involved in industrial action (strikes) or were claiming incapacitation to carry out their work. There was no meaningful teaching in some schools. These are the factors that affect pass rates in any country in the world," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The 2020 Grade 7 examinations were written from the 3rd to 17th December 2020 in an environment which was unprecedented in the history of Zimbabwe and the world. This was the Covid-19 pandemic environment that forced the examinations to be moved from the traditional timetable of October to December. No single person or groups of persons knew when Covid-19 pandemic environment was going to end yet the academic lives of our students had to go on," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a nation, we had to make serious decisions to ensure that learners continued with their academic lives," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "During this period like in 2020, teachers were involved in industrial action (strikes) or were claiming incapacitation to carry out their work. There was no meaningful teaching in some schools. These are the factors that affect pass rates in any country in the world," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The 2020 Grade 7 examinations were written from the 3rd to 17th December 2020 in an environment which was unprecedented in the history of Zimbabwe and the world. This was the Covid-19 pandemic environment that forced the examinations to be moved from the traditional timetable of October to December. No single person or groups of persons knew when Covid-19 pandemic environment was going to end yet the academic lives of our students had to go on," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a nation, we had to make serious decisions to ensure that learners continued with their academic lives," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "During this period like in 2020, teachers were involved in industrial action (strikes) or were claiming incapacitation to carry out their work. There was no meaningful teaching in some schools. These are the factors that affect pass rates in any country in the world," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Clearly, this is an element of indiscipline on the part of the schools administrators if they are not making sure that teachers and other school employees do what they are supposed to do. We are very clear on that one, and we will do the best we can to make sure that this indiscipline does not prevail in our schools," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Clearly, this is an element of indiscipline on the part of the schools administrators if they are not making sure that teachers and other school employees do what they are supposed to do. We are very clear on that one, and we will do the best we can to make sure that this indiscipline does not prevail in our schools," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We want every trained teacher to be recruited because there is no point in training the teachers if we don't employ them," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Clearly, this is an element of indiscipline on the part of the schools administrators if they are not making sure that teachers and other school employees do what they are supposed to do. We are very clear on that one, and we will do the best we can to make sure that this indiscipline does not prevail in our schools,” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema told : “I am very grateful to everyone who played a part during our preparations and writing of exams last year. It was a difficult period where Covid-19 was ravaging communities but as government we put our effort together with parents and teachers to make sure those exams were done. Let us continue to work together and make such efforts in future,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, February 8, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema told : "I am very grateful to everyone who played a part during our preparations and writing of exams last year. It was a difficult period where Covid-19 was ravaging communities but as government we put our effort together with parents and teachers to make sure those exams were done. Let us continue to work together and make such efforts in future," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 7, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Nobody in Zimbabwe should be bullied for whatsoever reason" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, January 18, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Nobody in Zimbabwe should be bullied for whatsoever reason” External link

newsday Monday, January 18, 2021 8:06:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are working to provide all our schools with e-learning facilities. It is not an easy task looking at the state of our economy but plans are in place" External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are working to provide all our schools with e-learning facilities. It is not an easy task looking at the state of our economy but plans are in place" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:26:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development," External link

allafrica Friday, January 8, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I also want to remind our learners that as they go into their communities, they should be vigilant to stay safe and prevent infection from Covid-19 as the school opening day on January 4, 2021 beckons,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I hope together we can continue providing quality, relevant, equitable, inclusive and wholesome education for all Zimbabweans, carrying out innovative alternative teaching and learning strategies, catch-up learning and teaching programmes to cover lost learning and teaching time during the lockdown and the establishment of an alternative schooling timetable to cater for infrastructure deficiencies in order to effect social distancing for the prevention and management of Covid-19,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “It has been a challenging year with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still among us today. The pandemic forced Government to send all schools into lockdown for at least six months from 24 March 2020. However, I must hasten to applaud that together, we have managed to ride the waves in ensuring that learning and teaching continues in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 18, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The containment and management of Covid-19 cases in 49 of the 9 625 schools with no casualty reported to date was a major success for the Ministry. We also conducted the ZIMSEC examinations for Grade 7, Form 4 and Form 6 without discriminating those that tested positive for Covid-19,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 18, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It has been a challenging year with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still among us today. The pandemic forced Government to send all schools into lockdown for at least six months from 24 March 2020. However, I must hasten to applaud that together, we have managed to ride the waves in ensuring that learning and teaching continues in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 18, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The containment and management of Covid-19 cases in 49 of the 9 625 schools with no casualty reported to date was a major success for the Ministry. We also conducted the ZIMSEC examinations for Grade 7, Form 4 and Form 6 without discriminating those that tested positive for Covid-19," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 18, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “It has been a challenging year with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still among us today. The pandemic forced Government to send all schools into lockdown for at least six months from 24 March 2020. However, I must hasten to applaud that together, we have managed to ride the waves in ensuring that learning and teaching continues in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 18, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The containment and management of Covid-19 cases in 49 of the 9 625 schools with no casualty reported to date was a major success for the Ministry. We also conducted the ZIMSEC examinations for Grade 7, Form 4 and Form 6 without discriminating those that tested positive for Covid-19,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 18, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I am hearing that for the first time. I don't know where he is getting his figures. I haven't received such a report at the moment. I don't belong to his organisation anyway, so I am in the dark. Maybe he knows better," External link

allafrica Wednesday, December 16, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am hearing that for the first time. I don’t know where he is getting his figures. I haven’t received such a report at the moment. I don’t belong to his organisation anyway, so I am in the dark. Maybe he knows better,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I am hearing that for the first time. I don't know where he is getting his figures. I haven't received such a report at the moment. I don't belong to his organisation anyway, so I am in the dark. Maybe he knows better," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am hearing that for the first time. I don’t know where he is getting his figures. I haven’t received such a report at the moment. I don’t belong to his organisation anyway, so I am in the dark. Maybe he knows better,” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We recently issued statements to school heads regarding when schools will be opened,” “I have submitted the calendar to Cabinet and I can tell you that by February all students will be in school” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We recently issued statements to school heads regarding when schools will be opened," "I have submitted the calendar to Cabinet and I can tell you that by February all students will be in school" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We recently issued statements to school heads regarding when schools will be opened,” “I have submitted the calendar to Cabinet and I can tell you that by February all students will be in school” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 13, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 4, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development,” External link

herald Friday, December 4, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 4, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “President Mnangagwa directed that we should employ all qualified teachers and we have started that process with our ministry, the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 4, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We have about 93% of teachers back in schools and examinations have also started. I am not aware of any school that is closing or that will close because of COVID-19," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All schools were closed on March 24, 2020 and subsequently reopened in three phases,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "All schools were closed on March 24, 2020 and subsequently reopened in three phases," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All the measures needed to hold the examinations in a safe environment, have been put in place and examinations will be starting in December as scheduled,” “Protective clothing for learners and teachers is now in place and we expect to hold exams successfully like we did in June. I want to assure parents, guardians and all stakeholders that everything is in place for holding successful examinations” External link

zimeye Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All the measures needed to hold the examinations in a safe environment, have been put in place and examinations will be starting in December as scheduled,” “Protective clothing for learners and teachers is now in place and we expect to hold exams successfully like we did in June. I want to assure parents, guardians and all stakeholders that everything is in place for holding successful examinations” External link

herald Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “There is need to remain united and shun tribalism as Zimbabweans are one regardless of origin. We must be proud of our cultural diversity and those who perpetuate tribalism are Rhodesian elements,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 23, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema told : “In view of the need for more teaching and learning space it is hoped that funds will be made available early in 2021 so that the budget can be utilised and construction of schools will commence by the beginning of February 2021,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Examinations are still going ahead — what more do you want?” External link

newsday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "What have you seen yourself? Report what you have seen. Schools have opened today. Why are you asking?" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Let us allow the school heads to manage the schools as best as they can under the situation. We have recruited 5 300 more teachers. So it is those teachers who will assist us to manage the situation,” External link

zimeye Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “What we want is to see all teachers at work. We are not happy that some teachers are not at work. We want them back to manage learners under the Covid-19 situation,” External link

zimeye Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "What we want is to see all teachers at work. We are not happy that some teachers are not at work. We want them back to manage learners under the Covid-19 situation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will do the best to make sure that children are not affected and up to now we have no reports of children having been affected by Covid-19,” External link

zimeye Friday, November 6, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema saying : “it is technical to say whether or not a learner has been taught enough to sit an examination” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "There is need to remain united and shun tribalism as Zimbabweans are one regardless of origin. We must be proud of our cultural diversity and those who perpetuate tribalism are Rhodesian elements," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "There is need to remain united and shun tribalism as Zimbabweans are one regardless of origin. We must be proud of our cultural diversity and those who perpetuate tribalism are Rhodesian elements," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “There is need to remain united and shun tribalism as Zimbabweans are one regardless of origin. We must be proud of our cultural diversity and those who perpetuate tribalism are Rhodesian elements,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The DCC elections should not be a reason to divide us, let’s walk as a united party. We don’t want vote-buying, we don’t want imposition of candidates. The elections should strengthen us than divide us and must also boost our party constitutionalism,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, November 2, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The DCC elections should not be a reason to divide us, let's walk as a united party. We don't want vote-buying, we don't want imposition of candidates. The elections should strengthen us than divide us and must also boost our party constitutionalism," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 2, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema asked : "Why should the news media put me in a corner to prove I am wrong?" "The news media should contribute to the development of the country, they should be accountable. I receive calls from the media and one question they are asking is how many schools are open, my answer has always been that they should go and check and come back with a report that such and such a school is closed" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Teachers are at work now, it is a question of how many are at work and how many are not. Minister Mavima is definitely handling that issue professionally with the relevant teachers' representatives, but I want them back at work. All schools are open anyway which means there are teachers at schools," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The Government has just recruited 5 000 teachers in a drive to employ the over 20 000 unemployed qualified teachers that we had by last November. I don't have a breakdown of how many teachers were allocated to each province during the last recruitment but the process has been completed and we are working towards hiring more," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema added : "Covid-19 has also encouraged us to hire more teachers, it has necessitated us or forced us to increase the number of teachers because of social distancing. It is our wish that we employ every qualified teacher and procedure states that this has to be done in consultation with the Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Finance," "The establishment that we have requires more teachers but it is dependent on the availability of funds but as a ministry we are ready to employ all the teachers that are trained. In any case we still need 3 000 new schools in Zimbabwe and that will require more teachers than what we have" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema added : "Zimbabwe needs more than 3 000 additional schools to cater for the growing number of learners in both primary and secondary schools. We need to work together with councils, churches and other private players so that we construct these schools," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The Government has just recruited 5 000 teachers in a drive to employ the over 20 000 unemployed qualified teachers that we had by last November. I don’t have a breakdown of how many teachers were allocated to each province during the last recruitment but the process has been completed and we are working towards hiring more,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “Covid-19 has also encouraged us to hire more teachers, it has necessitated us or forced us to increase the number of teachers because of social distancing. It is our wish that we employ every qualified teacher and procedure states that this has to be done in consultation with the Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Finance,” “The establishment that we have requires more teachers but it is dependent on the availability of funds but as a ministry we are ready to employ all the teachers that are trained. In any case we still need 3 000 new schools in Zimbabwe and that will require more teachers than what we have” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “Zimbabwe needs more than 3 000 additional schools to cater for the growing number of learners in both primary and secondary schools. We need to work together with councils, churches and other private players so that we construct these schools,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are prepared and ready to open schools under the second. phase,” “Schools have been receiving PPE since we opened for the First Phase and it has been an ongoing process. Preparations for schools opening for all phases have been going on for some time now and we are prepared to open schools even for the last phase” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are prepared and ready to open schools under the second phase," "Schools have been receiving PPE since we opened for the First Phase and it has been an ongoing process. Preparations for schools opening for all phases have been going on for some time now and we are prepared to open schools even for the last phase" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will go out of our way to stop every criminal activity that may be taking place in schools. We are ready to listen to everybody, every parent, every guardian or community member; or adult and if you see any indecent activity by any child, please bring that information to my office,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 19, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema responded : “There was no teacher on strike before we opened schools. That is why we opened schools and we are doing it like any other country. Zimbabwe does not exist alone; it exists in the region and in the world. We did not instruct any teachers not to go to work,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, October 19, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will do everything we can to protect the children and I’m ready if any Honourable Member has that evidence let them come to my office and show me and we will do the investigations. We will go out of our way to stop every criminal activity that may be taking place in schools. We are ready to listen to everybody, every parent, every guardian or community member; if you see any indecent activity by any child, please bring that information to my office,” External link

zimeye Monday, October 19, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Once you have online learning, it means the child has to be assisted at home,” “I cannot accept that public schools at this moment do not have online learning facilities, there is absolutely no reason at all. Each school has enough land for commercial activity” External link

zimeye Friday, October 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am personally expecting the parents, guardians, religious leaders, community leaders, to assist these children,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Once you have online learning, it means the child has to be assisted at home,” “I cannot accept that public schools at this moment do not have online learning facilities, there is absolutely no reason at all. Each school has enough land for commercial activity” External link

herald Friday, October 16, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am personally expecting the parents, guardians, religious leaders, community leaders, to assist these children,” External link

herald Friday, October 16, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “For the ears of this august House, the schools that we have – we are talking of all schools in this country. Not just public or Government schools, councils schools, but we are also talking of private, trust and mission schools and boarding schools. As far as I am concerned, those are all my schools as they are part of the education system in this country. There is no boarding school today which is not open, not a single is closed. So we have to look at the whole issue from that angle as well. Schools are open, some schools in fact do not have the difficulties that Hon. Members are citing here,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "WHO and the Ministry of Health requires us to reduce the number of learners in a classroom to minimise the risk of spreading the virus," External link

allafrica Monday, October 12, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "WHO and the Ministry of Health requires us to reduce the number of learners in a classroom to minimise the risk of spreading the virus," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 9, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I commend the participation of all sectors, including the private sector, in ensuring that safe school environments are provided to all the children of Zimbabwe so that they enjoy their basic right to education. There is room for more contributions towards the promotion of quality 21st Century education that will transform Zimbabwe into an upper middle-income economy by 2030," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 9, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “WHO and the Ministry of Health requires us to reduce the number of learners in a classroom to minimise the risk of spreading the virus,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 9, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I commend the participation of all sectors, including the private sector, in ensuring that safe school environments are provided to all the children of Zimbabwe so that they enjoy their basic right to education. There is room for more contributions towards the promotion of quality 21st Century education that will transform Zimbabwe into an upper middle-income economy by 2030,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 9, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “While many plans have been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Education Sector Response Plan recognises our commitment to fulfil the right to inclusive, quality and safe education for all. It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic threatens this promise, particularly as it deepens other vulnerabilities and widens other inequalities,” External link

zimeye Friday, October 9, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I commend the participation of all sectors, including the private sector, in ensuring that safe school environments are provided to all the children of Zimbabwe so that they enjoy their basic right to education. There is room for more contributions towards the promotion of quality 21st Century education that will transform Zimbabwe into an upper middle-income economy by 2030,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 9, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “While many plans have been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Education Sector Response Plan recognises our commitment to fulfil the right to inclusive, quality and safe education for all. It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic threatens this promise, particularly as it deepens other vulnerabilities and widens other inequalities,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 9, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I commend the participation of all sectors, including the private sector, in ensuring that safe school environments are provided to all the children of Zimbabwe so that they enjoy their basic right to education. There is room for more contributions towards the promotion of quality 21st Century education that will transform Zimbabwe into an upper middle-income economy by 2030,” External link

herald Friday, October 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “While many plans have been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Education Sector Response Plan recognises our commitment to fulfil the right to inclusive, quality and safe education for all. It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic threatens this promise, particularly as it deepens other vulnerabilities and widens other inequalities,” External link

herald Friday, October 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “WHO and the Ministry of Health requires us to reduce the number of learners in a classroom to minimise the risk of spreading the virus,” External link

herald Friday, October 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It is correct that a number of teachers are not at work. On average about 29 percent are going to work," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The first phase has resumed classes safely and we are now preparing for the next phase as well as putting in place measures to protect those already at school,” External link

herald Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The first phase has resumed classes safely and we are now preparing for the next phase as well as putting in place measures to protect those already at school," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The first phase has resumed classes safely and we are now preparing for the next phase as well as putting in place measures to protect those already at school,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is committed to the welfare of its workers,” External link

herald Monday, October 5, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Like I said, closing schools indefinitely is not a solution and we will continue with measures directed by health authorities so that we do not have a spike in cases,” External link

herald Monday, October 5, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Who knows, we might have to close schools again because of how serious it (coronavirus) will have become. So, we will work according to what is on the ground and in terms of the PPE, you can rest assured that the government will avail. Closing schools is not something new, we have already done it before so if the situation changes, we will close them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “Statistics from the past two days show that a significant number of students have lost their educational gains. Such a regression is at a danger of exacerbating if learners continue being out of school,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As for the 20 000 teachers that I have mentioned here, I — as the minister — have to make sure I find ways and means to make sure that teachers go to school. This is not only the norm in the education sector, students have to continue going to school,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, October 2, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Attendance on the first day saw a high turnout of learners and low turnout of teachers, but the situation was better on the second day," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 2, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Up to now, I have not approved any school fees increases, so those schools that have increased them have done so illegally and action will be taken. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 2, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I would like to urge teachers to reflect and ensure that we find each other,” External link

herald Friday, October 2, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Attendance on the first day saw a high turnout of learners and low turnout of teachers, but the situation was better on the second day,” External link

newsday Friday, October 2, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema responded : "What was mentioned in newspapers with regards to unemployed teachers was that, we want our learners to go back to school and we do have a duty to ensure that they go back to school. " External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema responded : "What was mentioned in newspapers with regards to unemployed teachers was that, we want our learners to go back to school and we do have a duty to ensure that they go back to school. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema responded : "What was mentioned in newspapers with regards to unemployed teachers was that, we want our learners to go back to school and we do have a duty to ensure that they go back to school. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have at least 10 000 teachers who are unemployed and if the crunch comes, we will be left with no option but to quickly employ some of those teachers. Schooling has to go on and we will employ if there is a need to,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We have at least 10 000 teachers who are unemployed and if the crunch comes, we will be left with no option but to quickly employ some of those teachers. Schooling has to go on and we will employ if there is need to," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have at least 10 000 teachers who are unemployed and if the crunch comes, we will be left with no option but to quickly employ some of those teachers. Schooling has to go on and we will employ if there is need to,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 30, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have at least 10 000 teachers who are unemployed and if the crunch comes, we will be left with no option but to quickly employ some of those teachers. Schooling has to go on and we will employ if there is need to,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Just write what your sources told you. You phone me yet you already have your opinion. " External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Just write what your sources told you. You phone me yet you already have your opinion. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "On the personal protective equipment issue, all teachers and learners will be protected; supporting staff will be protected. You can be rest assured that what is required at each public school will be available," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “In light of the high level of preparedness in the education sector, schools will be reopened in a phased manner. Phase 1 will open on September 28; this will entail Grade 7, Forms 4 and 6. Phase 2 will open on 26 October 2020 and will involve Grade 6, Form 3, and 5. Finally, Phase 3 will open on 9 November 2020 covering the rest of the learners which covers ECD A and B, Grade 1,2,3,4,5, Form 1, and 2,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “On the personal protective equipment issue, all teachers and learners will be protected; supporting staff will be protected. You can be rest assured that what is required at each public school will be available,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All public schools have enough land to venture into commercial agriculture” External link

herald Monday, September 21, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema noted : “Some schools are manufacturing personal protective equipment against Covid-19. If some schools are sewing their own uniforms, I do not see why it cannot be done profitably,” External link

herald Monday, September 21, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All children have the right to education and our immediate target for December 2021 is parents should not pay exam fees for public exams. It should be funded by the profits from their projects,” External link

herald Monday, September 21, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The same people who were raising red flags when we ran the June exams are the same people making noise again. We are going ahead whether they like it or not. We are ready to go," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The same people who were raising red flags when we ran the June exams are the same people making noise again. We are going ahead whether they like it or not. We are ready to go," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, September 14, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I met the Minister of Finance (and Economic Development) today (Friday) and we have availed the funds to procure enough PPE for every pupil in preparation for schools opening,” “In addition, there are schools that are already producing the PPE. So, we are at an advanced stage in terms of preparation” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Zimbabwe managed to conduct successful examinations in June and we are taking the same leaf as we prepare for the November examinations,” “We will be drilling boreholes in schools so that there is adequate sanitation” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The President has just signed the law and we will fully enforce the provisions for the furtherance of education in the country. We believe the Act is a progressive legislation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The President has just signed the law and we will fully enforce the provisions for the furtherance of education in the country. We believe the Act is a progressive legislation,” External link

herald Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We are grateful for the continued guidance and support from His Excellency, the President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, as we endeavour to provide a wholesome education for all Zimbabweans during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We are grateful for the continued guidance and support from His Excellency, the President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as we endeavour to provide a wholesome education for all Zimbabweans during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We will communicate with the country as to when, depending on what we see on the ground, all of us by the way, not just the ministry," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We had planned and indeed we were moving forward with the President's directive that the schools should be opened on the 28th of this month. For those students who will be sitting for Grade 7, ‘O' and ‘A' Level examinations, but because of what is happening, this is what we have now," "As to whether we are going to write examinations in November or not, I do not know. Unfortunately, I do not know who created COVID-19. I would have phoned him" External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We will communicate with the country as to when, depending on what we see on the ground, all of us by the way, not just the ministry," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We had planned and indeed we were moving forward with the President's directive that the schools should be opened on the 28th of this month. For those students who will be sitting for Grade 7, ‘O' and ‘A' Level examinations, but because of what is happening, this is what we have now," "As to whether we are going to write examinations in November or not, I do not know. Unfortunately, I do not know who created COVID-19. I would have phoned him" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All the private schools which opened classes in defiance of our directive will definitely be penalized. We will de-register them for 12 months. They endangered the lives of kids and the whole nation because of the love for money. My Ministry is in the process of compiling the list of schools which opened so that action will be taken against them” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Schools are not allowed to open, but the June examinations are going on. Whether we are going to write November examinations – I do not know. I did not create COVID-19," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Any further developments with regards to what happens at schools in the country will be informed by the leadership of the government of Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It has come to the ministry's attention that there are some organisations, including churches, that would like to use schools and structures during this Covid-19 period and as we prepare for the reopening of schools on July 28, 2020, I would like to state that school opening is only for June 2020 examinations and other levels would resume school when the health situation permits," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All of us who are threatened by this virus are our children and learners, non-teaching staff and our teachers. We have 4,6 million learners, 13 6000 teachers, 9 625 schools so the sector can make an immense contribution to the protection and safety of learners, teachers and non-teaching staff. By the way, here we are talking of learners in both public and independent schools, all schools,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I would like to state that school is opening only for 2020 examination classes and the other levels will resume school when the health situation permits,” External link

herald Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “In light of this, I would like to confirm that the Government`s focus is on ensuring safe and secure reopening that meets World Health Organisation guidelines. Given the need to disinfect schools and make other preparations, schools will not be open for use by other organisations until further notice,” External link

herald Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are going to plan according to the trend of Covid-19. Nobody knows what will happen so how do you expect us to tell what will happen in the future? Yes, the people want to know, but you and I are some of the people who want to know. Nobody invited Covid-19, it is all over the world and schools were closed all over," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a ministry we are preparing as normal for the examinations, we are putting in place the preventive measures as guided by the World Health Organisation and we are confident that all will be in place by the time the examinations start. Our main aim is not to expose our learners and invigilators to Covid-19 hence our commitment to adhering to the High Court order," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "This is an issue that was not announced overnight, instead the President made the proclamation about a month ago and this caters for all schools be it public, private or boarding schools, so school authorities were thus expected to have made the necessary arrangements for their learners," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I haven’t seen anything, I haven’t received any complaints,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We also have bowsers that are going to be on standby to provide water because drilling a borehole does not mean that water will be available down there, so we are making sure that bowsers are available. This money will also enable us to purchase thermometers that are required and disinfection facilities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am impressed by the type of PPE’s produced by our schools I urge the private sector to partner our schools to produce larger quantities,” External link

zbc Friday, June 12, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am impressed by the type of PPEs produced by our schools I urge the private sector to partner our schools to produce larger quantities,” External link

zbc Friday, June 12, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The schools must start making money and show the pupils how to make money. They must start enjoying money while in school and when they go out, they become entrepreneurs. We have few schools now producing sanitary wear which is commendable because there is no sense in having a Fashion and Fabrics subject when we fail to produce our own school uniforms. Kutama High School is producing sanitary wear and in so doing can employ locals and we can go as far as exporting," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I want to register my profound gratitude as the schools try to find their role in the fight against the pandemic by producing personal protective equipment," "All of us who are threatened by this virus are our children and learners, non-teaching staff and our teachers. We have 4,6 million learners, 13 6000 teachers, 9 625 schools so the sector can make an immense contribution to the protection and safety of learners, teachers and non-teaching staff. By the way here we are talking of learners in schools both public and independent schools, all schools," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Opening of schools will be in 5 phases which are phase 1,2,3,4 and 5 starting with exam classes of 2020, exam classes of 2021 (grade 6, forms 3 and 5), grade 3,4 and 5 as well as forms 1 and 2, then grades 1 and 2 and finally Early Childhood Development Classes A and B," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are engaging stakeholders in the education sector for input on the re-opening of schools. I can confirm that some opinions are quite diverse and maybe difficult to reconcile. We currently have a five-phase re-opening plan that begins with the examination classes in 2020," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “schools will be opened three to four weeks from now” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The 2020 exam class will resume classes first, followed by 2021 exam classes two or three weeks later, with the rest of the groups following in that manner,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The 2020 exam class will resume classes first, followed by 2021 exam classes two or three weeks later, with the rest of the groups following in that manner,” External link

zimeye Monday, May 25, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The 2020 exam class will resume classes first, followed by 2021 exam classes two or three weeks later, with the rest of the groups following in that manner,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The 2020 exam class will resume classes first, followed by 2021 exam classes two or three weeks later, with the rest of the groups following in that manner,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a Ministry we are ready for the June examinations and the November examinations. Following the President's statement, we are making those preparations for the Form Four and Advanced Level classes as well as the Grade Seven classes. We are already preparing over 820 examination centres, I will be making an announcement as to which ones exactly are, we're talking about," "We will make the necessary preparations and necessary announcements within the next two to three weeks so that we know where these examinations will be held" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We will announce in 3 weeks. This will give direction on how the exams meant to have been in June will be conducted,” External link

zbc Monday, May 18, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The President's address reaffirms our position that we are ready to have the June and November examinations. What will happen now is that we will meet and give the necessary announcement in due course. Schools should, however, ensure that as students sit and prepare for these examinations, they should adhere to the Covid-19 regulations in terms of social distancing and sanitization," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 17, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The President’s address reaffirms our position that we are ready to have the June and November examinations. What will happen now is that we will meet and give the necessary announcement in due course. Schools should, however, ensure that as students sit and prepare for these examinations, they should adhere to the Covid-19 regulations in terms of social distancing and sanitization,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 17, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema told : “Some very high fees and levies that have been brought to my attention, including in foreign currency, appear extortionist and we should not have this in education. Section 17 of the Education Act provides for the cancellation of registration by the secretary,” External link

newsday Monday, May 11, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema told : “Some very high fees and levies that have been brought to my attention, including in foreign currency, appear extortionist and we should not have this in education. Section 17 of the Education Act provides for the cancellation of registration by the secretary,” External link

zimeye Monday, May 11, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema told : "Some very high fees and levies that have been brought to my attention, including in foreign currency, appear extortionist and we should not have this in education. Section 17 of the Education Act provides for the cancellation of registration by the secretary," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 11, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The safety of our learners always comes prior to any action regarding Covid-19 disease. The President will only proclaim the dates when schools open and he will only do so after evidence that shows it is prudent to do so has been availed," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Through this partnership, education is serving its true purpose of meeting the needs of the communities,” “Allow me to congratulate all schools nationally that have started on the manufacturing of protective equipment against the coronavirus, including Chikangwe High School which pioneered this affirmative Covid-19 Response Programme of producing masks and sanitisers” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Schools will open when the evidence indicates that it’s prudent to do so, and that announcement will be made only by the President, HE, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa. Appropriate measures will be put in place to make sure that there is no further infection that will take place. The Ministry is working flat out on mitigatory measures during the coronavirus period as well as on the preparations for back-to-school,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The safety of our learners always comes prior to any action regarding Covid-19 disease. The President will only proclaim the dates when schools open and he will only do so after evidence that shows it is prudent to do so has been availed,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The safety of our learners always comes prior to any action regarding Covid-19 disease. The President will only proclaim the dates when schools open and he will only do so after evidence that shows it is prudent to do so has been availed,” External link

herald Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Don't they have a trade union and if they have, why are they not raising the complaints through that platform? Don't complain on behalf of teachers" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are in the midst of fighting the pandemic so why should we rush to reopen the schools early,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are in the midst of fighting the pandemic so why should we rush to reopen the schools early,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “A call centre has been set up at Zimsec head office to support heads of examination centres when they encounter problems in uploading entry data,” External link

newsday Friday, April 3, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Examinations Council ) : “The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to inform parents/guardians that preparations for the 2020 June and November Examinations are going on as scheduled,” External link

herald Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Tell people we are looking into the issue" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I would like to advise members that the new deadlines for the payment of examination fees are 30th of March, 2020, for the June examination and the 9th April, 2020 for the November examination. Parents and guardians who had paid the full examination fees will be refunded the amount now being contributed by Government," "Candidates who are currently at Government schools who get Government support for a subject for the June examination will pay the full fees for the same subject if they enter for it again for the November examination. The Government will pay for up to seven subjects at O' Level and three subjects at A' Level. Candidates who want to sit for more subjects at each level will meet the full fees of those subjects themselves" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government will pay for up to seven subjects at O-Level and three subjects at A-Level, and candidates who want to sit for more subjects at each level will meet the full fees of those subjects themselves,” External link

newsday Friday, March 20, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I would like to advise members that the new deadlines for the payment of examination fees are 30th of March, 2020, for the June examination and the 9th April, 2020 for the November examination. Parents and guardians who had paid the full examination fees will be refunded the amount now being contributed by Government,” “Candidates who are currently at Government schools who get Government support for a subject for the June examination will pay the full fees for the same subject if they enter for it again for the November examination. The Government will pay for up to seven subjects at O’ Level and three subjects at A’ Level. Candidates who want to sit for more subjects at each level will meet the full fees of those subjects themselves” External link

zimeye Friday, March 20, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained," "I would now like to advise all parents and guardians of schoolchildren in Grade 7, Ordinary and Advanced levels that in 2020, Government will be contributing 53 percent of the examination fees for candidates in public schools, while parents and guardians will take up 47 percent" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I am overly concerned about the issue. I expected the minister to be here so that we discuss issues,” “The majority of the votes the ruling party gets come from the rural areas and we should be taken seriously. If she was busy, she could have delegated her deputy or the permanent secretary. They are the ones who shifted the dates of our conference promising to be here, but they didn’t show up” External link

newsday Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “All candidates from private schools and colleges at Grade 7, ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels will meet the full cost of the examination fees,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Government is releasing RTGS $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "I would like to advise all parents and guardians of candidates in Grade 7, O and A-levels that, in 2020, Government will be contributing 53 percent of the examination fees for candidates in public schools while parents and guardians will take up 47 percent. All candidates from private schools and colleges at Grade 7, O and A-levels will meet the full cost of the examination fees," "The public schools where 53 percent of the examination fees will be paid by Government are: government schools, local authority schools and not-for-profit mission schools" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As we prepare our learners for life and work, I would like to exhort all who have a contribution to make to the success of our children to do everything possible so that they are sufficiently equipped to make a telling contribution to the sustainable development of our country. Getting it right at primary and secondary education level will give the nation the confidence that we are building from a solid foundation," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained,” “I would now like to advise all parents and guardians of schoolchildren in Grade 7, Ordinary and Advanced levels that in 2020, Government will be contributing 53 percent of the examination fees for candidates in public schools, while parents and guardians will take up 47 percent” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Government is releasing $150 million to Zimsec with immediate effect to get the preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations going and will avail the balance to Zimsec once the total candidature from the public schools for the June and November examinations is ascertained,” “I would now like to advise all parents and guardians of schoolchildren in Grade 7, Ordinary and Advanced levels that in 2020, Government will be contributing 53 percent of the examination fees for candidates in public schools, while parents and guardians will take up 47 percent” External link

herald Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Our laws and rules are very clear on the appointment of teachers, that indeed every region of Zimbabwe has to have teachers from their areas. We are employing teachers from every district right across the country" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Today l feel proud and honoured to be at this school as it is a remembrance of our history and who we are," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 17, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have been invited by the Acting President as Minister of Primary and Secondary Education together with donors specifically for the hard up satellite schools and underdeveloped schools in Mashonaland Central Province. The Acting President is coordinating that activity so that we do something for these schools. They need classroom blocks, teachers’ cottages, bridges and solar systems. They need development, so we have been invited to meet with donors,” “It was a very successful meeting. That is why we are here with the Minister responsible for Mashonaland Central to coordinate our activities. There are specifically eight schools that have been selected. These schools don’t have much development. It is not just Mashonaland Central, it is the whole country” External link

herald Monday, February 10, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We have been clear even in the statements that we have made before.Every school should first come to the ministry to apply before they increase school fees, which is the procedure. We will not tolerate lawlessness in education,” External link

zimeye Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the legal monetary policies and stop demanding payment of school fees in foreign currency,” “We all should respect our local currency and stop this behaviour of increasing prices of basic commodities and school fees at will. It is not right and it should stop immediately” External link

zimeye Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the legal monetary policies and stop demanding payment of school fees in foreign currency,” “We all should respect our local currency and stop this behaviour of increasing prices of basic commodities and school fees at will. It is not right and it should stop immediately” External link

zimeye Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the legal monetary policies and stop demanding payment of school fees in foreign currency,” “We all should respect our local currency and stop this behaviour of increasing prices of basic commodities and school fees at will. It is not right and it should stop immediately” External link

herald Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the law; we should stop this anarchy and as Government we will not allow such anarchy,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should follow the law; we should stop this anarchy and as Government we will not allow such anarchy,” External link

herald Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Teaching and learning space in some schools is still grossly inadequate. For example, some schools are still using tobacco barns and grass-thatched classrooms, animal handling facilities and other schools are operating without specialist rooms like design and technology laboratories or workshops,” “More resources will also be required for the construction of teachers’ accommodation and continuous training of teachers in the competence-based curriculum” External link

newsday Tuesday, December 31, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “There are a number of schools which are registering zero percent pass rates in all provinces. There are many reasons to that and among them is the shortage of teachers,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 20, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The nation has 24 000 boarding places. We estimate that about 100 000 learners are seeking boarding places. Those who will not be successful in securing boarding places will, therefore, be accommodated at day schools in their school zones,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a ministry we are trying to train and educate our children from an early age so that they are able to manipulate the economic and social environment. We have to link the education system to the economy, as learners need to be prepared for the world,” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a ministry we have not decided on any proposals for next year’s fees adjustments,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "As a ministry we have not decided on any proposals for next year's fees adjustments," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a ministry we have not decided on any proposals for next year’s fees adjustments,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a ministry we have not decided on any proposals for next year’s fees adjustments,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “It’s so embarrassing to see teachers going to fetch water from Gwayi River (and carrying the water) on their heads in the morning before they go to school and expect them to perform according to the plans that we have seen here. I think it’s unfair. Without good teachers, without teachers who enjoy their jobs we are just playing,” External link

newsday Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Before a new school is built, we must make sure that there is piped water and secondly at a new school, we build the school head’s house and after that we build teachers’ cottages, then classroom blocks,” External link

herald Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Simple examples of such programmes include criminology, cyber security and forensic science,” External link

herald Monday, November 4, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “I would like now to advise that the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, on a monthly basis, has allocated resources to retire the outstanding debts in relation to technical expertise and supplies of consumables and paper. At this rate, we expect that by April 2020, significant progress would have been made to resolve that matter,” “While the impact of the measures taken so far is considerable, in that, about 100 000 people who applied for passports will take delivery of such documents by end of December, with the arrival of additional material at the end of November 2019 or early December 2019, we expect to double the number of those getting passports within two months of taking delivery” External link

newsday Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Further steps have been taken to take delivery of passport paper and consumables, as well as material for the production of synthetic identification cards to make sure that all those requiring our services get them in line with our client service charter,” “While the impact of the measures taken so far is considerable in that about 100 000 people who applied for passports will take delivery of such documents by the end of December 2019, with the arrival of the additional material on order at the end of November 2019 or early December 2019, we expect to double the number of people getting passports within two months of taking delivery” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “For plans for the year 2020, the ministry’s infrastructure programme should see the completion of these two registries and work proceeding in earnest to construct the Goromonzi, Kadoma and Insiza registries,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The three state of the art high capacity printers have since been delivered and installed thereby further enhancing our capacity to make headway in the clearance of the backlog and at the same time attend to some current applications,” “While the impact of the measures taken so far is considerable in that about one hundred thousand people who applied for passports will take delivery of such documents by the end of December 2019, with the arrival of the additional material on order at the end of November 2019 or early December 2019, we expect to double the number of people getting passports within two months of taking the delivery” External link

zbc Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “In the next two weeks I will be making another statement on e-Passports because that is what is being used by most parts of the world and we are part of the world,” External link

zbc Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:21:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Further steps have been taken to take delivery of passport paper and consumables, as well as material for the production of synthetic identification cards to make sure that all those requiring our services get them in line with our client service charter,” “While the impact of the measures taken so far is considerable in that about 100 000 people who applied for passports will take delivery of such documents by the end of December 2019, with the arrival of the additional material on order at the end of November 2019 or early December 2019, we expect to double the number of people getting passports within two months of taking delivery” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “For plans for the year 2020, the ministry’s infrastructure programme should see the completion of these two registries and work proceeding in earnest to construct the Goromonzi, Kadoma and Insiza registries,” External link

herald Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Let me assure all peace loving and law abiding citizens that the law enforcement agents are on high alert to deal with any acts of lawlessness in the country," External link

coastweek Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We need to craft laws to penalize anyone who makes false allegations against the government," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Anybody who lies against the State must go to jail. We can’t have a situation where anyone can say anything and walk scot-free. This nonsense must stop,” External link

zimeye Monday, September 23, 2019 2:03:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Anybody who lies against the State must go to jail. We can’t have a situation where anyone can say anything and walk scot-free. This nonsense must stop,” External link

zimeye Sunday, September 22, 2019 5:59:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The nation cannot afford to be having demonstrations on a daily or weekly basis; the economy suffers as attention is taken away from key activities, which as a country should be focused upon,” “We cannot be in elections mode indefinitely as this creates a security threat to the country,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The nation cannot afford to be having demonstrations on a daily or weekly basis; the economy suffers as attention is taken away from key activities, which as a country should be focused upon,” “We cannot be in elections mode indefinitely as this creates a security threat to the country,” External link

EastAfrican Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It is clear that the MDC Alliance is now playing to the gallery and does not want law and order to prevail in the country. While constitutionalism exists in Zimbabwe in terms of observance of human rights, it is disturbing that these rights which are clearly espoused in the constitution are now being misused to foment disorder and cause anarchy in the country," "The Government of Zimbabwe is quite aware that the timing of these demonstrations is meant to draw the attention of the international community especially when the President has intensified the country's re-engagement process at various regional and international fora" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Transport operators, both public and private, should not be used as destabilising agents in the country. Let me reiterate that anyone caught on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with without fear or favour. Vehicles used to promote lawlessness will certainly be impounded by the police," "We urge members of the public not to take heed of retrogressive calls to join or participate in the demonstrations. Government in its entirety is working day in day out to improve the socio-economic situation in the country. Let us all support these efforts for the good of the country and promote peace in all corners of Zimbabwe" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The Government has a way of interacting with its workers without alarming and threatening messages being sent. My Ministry is concerned by the MDC Alliance's continuous agenda of dividing and polarising the nation. This agenda will not work as the Commissioner General of Police has been given the responsibility to ensure that law and order is maintained in every village, district and province and the nation at large," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "My Ministry is therefore concerned by the security implications of these diplomatic missions' interference and visits to private residences of some opposition political party leaders under the guise of diplomatic engagement," "The nation cannot afford to be having demonstrations on a daily basis or weekly basis, the economy suffers as attention is taken away from key activities which as a country we should be focused upon. :We cannot continue to be in the election mode indefinitely as this creates a security threat to the country" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "May I urge Zimbabweans to remain calm and not to be hoodwinked to join unlawful gatherings or demonstrations which are meant to benefit individuals at the expense of the people of Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "It is clear that the MDC Alliance is now playing to the gallery and does not want law and order to prevail in the country. While constitutionalism exists in Zimbabwe in terms of observance of human rights, it is disturbing that these rights which are clearly espoused in the constitution are now being misused to foment disorder and cause anarchy in the country," "The Government of Zimbabwe is quite aware that the timing of these demonstrations is meant to draw the attention of the international community especially when the President has intensified the country's re-engagement process at various regional and international fora" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Transport operators, both public and private, should not be used as destabilising agents in the country. Let me reiterate that anyone caught on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with without fear or favour. Vehicles used to promote lawlessness will certainly be impounded by the police," "We urge members of the public not to take heed of retrogressive calls to join or participate in the demonstrations. Government in its entirety is working day in day out to improve the socio-economic situation in the country. Let us all support these efforts for the good of the country and promote peace in all corners of Zimbabwe" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The Government has a way of interacting with its workers without alarming and threatening messages being sent. My Ministry is concerned by the MDC Alliance's continuous agenda of dividing and polarising the nation. This agenda will not work as the Commissioner General of Police has been given the responsibility to ensure that law and order is maintained in every village, district and province and the nation at large," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "My Ministry is therefore concerned by the security implications of these diplomatic missions' interference and visits to private residences of some opposition political party leaders under the guise of diplomatic engagement," "The nation cannot afford to be having demonstrations on a daily basis or weekly basis, the economy suffers as attention is taken away from key activities which as a country we should be focused upon. :We cannot continue to be in the election mode indefinitely as this creates a security threat to the country" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "May I urge Zimbabweans to remain calm and not to be hoodwinked to join unlawful gatherings or demonstrations which are meant to benefit individuals at the expense of the people of Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema warned : “We are ready for them, we cannot have those who claim to be the opposition holding government and its citizens at ransom. While it is their right to demonstrate, we cannot allow our people’s rights to be violated by these so-called protesters,” External link

zbc Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “While constitutionalism exists in Zimbabwe in terms of observance of human rights, it is disturbing that these rights which are clearly espoused in the constitution are now being misused to foment disorder and cause anarchy in the country,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema added : “My ministry is therefore concerned by the security implications of these diplomatic missions’ interference and visits to private residences of some opposition political party leaders under the guise of diplomatic engagements,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Transport operators, both public and private should not be used as destabilising agents in the country. Let me reiterate that anyone caught on the wrong side of the law will be dealt with without fear or favour. Vehicles used to promote lawlessness will certainly be impounded by the police,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Police will be on high alert to ensure that peace prevails in every part of the country. The constitution allows people to demonstrate but those who will be caught on the wrong side of the law will face the consequences. Zimbabwe is a democratic and peaceful country,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 26, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “People should not allow the MDC Alliance to use them. The party should follow the constitution, which it took part in writing. They don’t know what they want. They run to the courts on every issue but they still don’t want to listen to the courts,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 26, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Police will be on high alert to ensure that peace prevails in every part of the country. The constitution allows people to demonstrate but those who will be caught on the wrong side of the law will face the consequences. Zimbabwe is a democratic and peaceful country," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 26, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "People should not allow the MDC Alliance to use them. The party should follow the constitution, which it took part in writing. They don't know what they want. They run to the courts on every issue but they still don't want to listen to the courts," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 26, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Let me state it again, all NGOs must work with the government or they should close their offices and each has to tell us who funds them and how they use their funds. If they do not work with the government, they are spy organisations,” External link

zimeye Monday, August 19, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

modernghana Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:39:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

polandsun Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

irishsun Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The police are ready to deal with unruly elements who want to cause alarm and despondency in the country," External link

pulse Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations,” “The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab Spring and the recent Sudan clashes. Let me remind foreigners who are dabbling in local politics that Zimbabwe is a sovereign State and will not allow people disguised as tourists to come and promote anarchy and destruction of property in the country” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations," "The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab Spring and the recent Sudan clashes. Let me remind foreigners who are dabbling in local politics that Zimbabwe is a sovereign State and will not allow people disguised as tourists to come and promote anarchy and destruction of property in the country" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “We are also aware that some foreign nationals are now in the country on the pretext of being tourists yet they are activists who are working closely with the opposition political parties to organise the perceived demonstrations,” External link

herald Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema warned : “The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab spring and the recent Sudan clashes. Let me remind foreigners who are clearly dabbling in local politics that Zimbabwe is a sovereign state and will not allow people disguised as tourists to come promote anarchy and destruction of property in the country,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 12, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “the police and other security services” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 12, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema warned : "The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab spring and the recent Sudan clashes. Let me remind foreigners who are clearly dabbling in local politics that Zimbabwe is a sovereign state and will not allow people disguised as tourists to come promote anarchy and destruction of property in the country," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "the police and other security services" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, August 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema déclaré : "Permettez-moi de rappeler aux étrangers qui se mêlent clairement de la politique locale que le Zimbabwe est un Etat souverain et qu'il ne permettra pas à des personnes déguisées en touristes de venir promouvoir l'anarchie et la destruction de biens dans le pays" "Les zimbabwéens sont donc instamment priés de continuer à observer une attitude pacifique et à mener consciencieusement leurs activités socio-économiques, sachant que la police et les autres services de sécurité sont là pour protéger ceux qui souhaitent se déplacer librement dans n'importe quelle partie du pays" External link

infosplusgabon Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The foreigners include one who is known for masterminding the Arab Spring and the recent Sudan clashes,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "President Mnangagwa was legitimately elected and we even had a record number of foreign observer missions which came here. After the results were announced, the opposition went to the courts to challenge that decision. We did not force them to court, neither did we force them to go for the election. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Following the signing of a payment plan on June 17, 2019 with the suppliers of consumables to deal with the US$7 million that the department (passport production) owed, treasury has so far made the following payments, June 20 — US$1 million, June 26 — US$1 million and July 24 — US$1 million. This development has since unlocked the supply of both identity documents and passport production consumables,” External link

newsday Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As a matter of fact, I have it on good authority that the year 2018 has been very peaceful in the sporting arena,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 2, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "My ministry has directed the Commissioner-General of Police to ensure that officers are on high alert and ready to deal with any acts of violence or destruction of property," "We appeal to all peace loving Zimbabweans to ignore these calls for demonstrations which are detrimental to the social economy development thrust of the government" External link

onlinenigeria Monday, July 29, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "My ministry has directed the Commissioner-General of Police to ensure that officers are on high alert and ready to deal with any acts of violence or destruction of property," "We appeal to all peace loving Zimbabweans to ignore these calls for demonstrations which are detrimental to the social economy development thrust of the government" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 29, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “My ministry has directed the Commissioner-General of Police to ensure that officers are on high alert and ready to deal with any acts of violence or destruction of property,” “We appeal to all peace loving Zimbabweans to ignore these calls for demonstrations which are detrimental to the social economy development thrust of the government” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, July 29, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Therefore, peace is paramount if the nation is to realise the desired goal of economic prosperity,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Passports in Zimbabwe are actually manufactured or produced by the Registrar General," "They are not printed by Fidelity Printers either. A few months ago, I was at a workshop where the passports are printed. If time permitted, the members would have gone where this is done" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The passport is a security document. So after its expiry, one has to apply for a new one. Passports will be printed in the next three weeks," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "We have a zero tolerance to corruption and I would like to warn those taking part in corrupt practices especially with passports that the law will catch up with you," "Very soon we will be installing CCtvs on our departments in an effort to arrest the scourge of corruption" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "The public should not panic (over the passport issue)," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The public should not panic (over the passport issue),” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Anybody who is against the Constitution of Zimbabwe will be arrested. Anybody who is against the Constitution which is our fundamental law and all other Acts and Statutory Instruments we don't care who he is, we implement what the laws say. Anyone thinking along those lines should know that the law will descend on them," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Religious organisations have to be registered so that their activities are monitored to curb crimes such as money laundering and other such crimes,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, July 8, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema says : “We can promise that within the next four to five weeks we’ll be able to produce 3,000 passports a day. The president had to intervene. Our ultimate goal is to produce at least 8,000 a day,” External link

msn-uk Monday, July 8, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "Religious organisations have to be registered so that their activities are monitored to curb crimes such as money laundering and other such crimes," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 8, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Religious organisations have to be registered so that their activities are monitored to curb crimes such as money laundering and other such crimes,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 8:15:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Religious organisations have to be registered so that their activities are monitored to curb crimes such as money laundering and other such crimes,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 8, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : "But what we can promise is that within the next four to five weeks we'll be able to produce not less than 3 000 passports a day. We have the money, the President had to intervene. Our ultimate target is to produce at least 8 000 a day because of the machinery we are using and the one that is yet to come," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 5, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “The Constitution of Zimbabwe allows people to petition anyone on grievances, but however, these grievances should be petitioned in a manner which does not interfere with the rights of others. My ministry is concerned that previous stay aways or demonstrations have not been peaceful,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Commission ) : “If you look at the papers, a lot of people are being arrested on corruption charges every week. This is done by police and other systems, the Anti-Corruption Commission; people are appearing in courts. We are doing all we can to fight corruption as the New Dispensation. Nobody should earn what they didn’t work for. I’m a Minister and as Minister it’s easy for me to use my position in order to access what I’m not supposed to have. Whether I’m a Minister or chief executive, if I’m found to be corrupt the law has to take its course. Corruption is not only in Government but it is right across the spectrum even in the private sector,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As you push your broom (clean up) it should also click in your mind that this is how we want to clean corruption. We need to remove corruption because corruption makes our country dirty and makes other people fail to achieve what they want to achieve. So let us all be clean and smart and all our streets must be clean,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Commission ) : “If you look at the papers, a lot of people are being arrested on corruption charges every week. This is done by police and other systems, the Anti-Corruption Commission; people are appearing in courts. We are doing all we can to fight corruption as the New Dispensation. Nobody should earn what they didn’t work for. I’m a Minister and as Minister it’s easy for me to use my position in order to access what I’m not supposed to have. Whether I’m a Minister or chief executive, if I’m found to be corrupt the law has to take its course. Corruption is not only in Government but it is right across the spectrum even in the private sector,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As you push your broom (clean up) it should also click in your mind that this is how we want to clean corruption. We need to remove corruption because corruption makes our country dirty and makes other people fail to achieve what they want to achieve. So let us all be clean and smart and all our streets must be clean,” External link

zimeye Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said ( about Commission ) : “If you look at the papers, a lot of people are being arrested on corruption charges every week. This is done by police and other systems, the Anti-Corruption Commission; people are appearing in courts. We are doing all we can to fight corruption as the New Dispensation. Nobody should earn what they didn’t work for. I’m a Minister and as Minister it’s easy for me to use my position in order to access what I’m not supposed to have. Whether I’m a Minister or chief executive, if I’m found to be corrupt the law has to take its course. Corruption is not only in Government but it is right across the spectrum even in the private sector,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “As you push your broom (clean up) it should also click in your mind that this is how we want to clean corruption. We need to remove corruption because corruption makes our country dirty and makes other people fail to achieve what they want to achieve. So let us all be clean and smart and all our streets must be clean,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Cain Mathema said : “Why are you asking me? I don’t know what you are talking about. Go and ask the person who told you. I don’t know about anything you are asking me, including that money,” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Cain Mathema dijo : “La Política Nacional Migratoria será el documento dominante en materia de políticas que abordará todas las cuestiones relacionadas con los migrantes, ya sea que se trate de zimbabuenses o de nacionales de otros países,” External link

iom-es Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister45.33%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
governor18.67%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
ambassador18.67%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
member5.33%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
higher education minister1.33%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
minister for bulawayo1.33%EN01/15/201715/01/2017
minister of transport and infrastructure4.00%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
deputy2.67%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
clifford sibanda and national assembly speaker2.67%EN06/30/201630/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Cain MathemaEN99.38%
Cain MathemaSA0.62%


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