Paul Mavima

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Paul Mavima said : "We said we will target one million people and that their names should be written. Last week, we made mobile money transfers and paid 100 000 people," "We are looking at paying another 100 000 people so that they get $180 per person this week. The money is available and they should go to the Social Welfare ministry to get their names written down for assistance," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 29, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "However, next month, the assistance will be increased to $300 per month. Roller meal should be sold at subsidised price of $70, but some crooks are selling it for more," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 29, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We said we will target one million people and that their names should be written. Last week, we made mobile money transfers and paid 100 000 people,” “We are looking at paying another 100 000 people so that they get $180 per person this week. The money is available and they should go to the Social Welfare ministry to get their names written down for assistance,” External link

newsday Friday, May 29, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “However, next month, the assistance will be increased to $300 per month. Roller meal should be sold at subsidised price of $70, but some crooks are selling it for more,” External link

newsday Friday, May 29, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This is because we thought we would marry two programmes, the one where we have always been giving $180 and the one for people who have become vulnerable as a result of the national lockdown, using the resources that have been released. We are sure that all the 201 000 will be paid $180 each this month,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Initially we had wanted to make sure that we reach as many as one million Zimbabweans, including those in urban areas who have lost income due to the Covid-19 lockdown,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima added : “I am going to be whipping the department responsible for this and meeting with them tomorrow (today) to make sure that this process is expedited. As soon as we verify, then we will start paying so that the value is not eroded further,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 18, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Because of that, staff from our ministry and the ministry of Health was stretched to a point where some of the returnees had to endure some hours of waiting before they could be processed, but we have not lacked resources to look after them in terms of food and other provisions they may need,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 18, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Because of that, staff from our ministry and the ministry of Health was stretched to a point where some of the returnees had to endure some hours of waiting before they could be processed, but we have not lacked resources to look after them in terms of food and other provisions they may need,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 18, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The first 90 000 now confirmed as meeting the required definitions will start receiving money this week, hopefully from today, while work continues on vetting the next 110 000 for payments next week," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Cabinet instructed that we re-interrogate the database to make sure that we are paying really vulnerable people and this is what has gotten us back to the drawing board. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima insisted : "The direction by cabinet to say go back and look at your social welfare criteria was really a worthwhile thing to do," "I'm going to be whipping the department responsible and meet them tomorrow (Wednesday) to make sure that the whole process is expedited. As soon as we verify, then we pay. If we verify 20,000 people, we go ahead and pay those 20,000 so that the value of the support is not eroded further" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have not lacked resources to look after them, in terms of food and other provisions that they need,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “You have to understand that there are some citizens who could not pay for themselves so the state has to continue providing for them and we can assure the state has resources to look after them,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We may have some logistical problems here and there, especially this weekend due to the large influx of people at Beitbridge Border Post. We can assure the nation that the resources to look after these returnees are available,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We may have some logistical problems here and there, especially this weekend due to the large influx of people at Beitbridge Border Post. We can assure the nation that the resources to look after these returnees are available,” External link

herald Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We never stopped helping rural folks. We are still offering drought relief and cash transfers to the poorest districts. The WFP is also helping with cereals and pulses,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I have told you that my expectation was that we were going to start disbursements before the end of April, but there is supposed to be a wider intervention, which is going to be announced by the president,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima argued : "We have to take cognizance of our fiscal situation as a nation. To place an obligation on the State when we all know that there is limited capacity to take care of that obligation, is to be irresponsible in our legislation. I really think that let us leave it as endevour for the time being," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima argued : "We have to take cognizance of our fiscal situation as a nation. To place an obligation on the State when we all know that there is limited capacity to take care of that obligation, is to be irresponsible in our legislation. I really think that let us leave it as endevour for the time being," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I have told you that my expectation was that we were going to start disbursements before the end of April, but there is supposed to be a wider intervention, which is going to be announced by the president,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “There should be no unlawful terminations or procedural retrenchments during the lockdown period,” “My ministry stands to provide technical advice on issues regarding workplace measures to cope with Covid-19” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We welcome information from stakeholders on specific establishments, sectors and issues that our inspectorate should focus on as they perform their duties,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "I am convinced that resolutions of the TNF on measures to revive the economy will be fully implemented to put our economy on the recovery path. I am comforted by the fact that the Head of State and Government His Excellency E.D Mnangagwa will soon be announcing a raft of measures to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on business and give our economy a much-needed boost in the post Covid-19 period. This will ensure that we avoid job losses and company closures especially among sectors severely affected by measures to combat Covid-19," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 1, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The $200 represents the resource envelope that is available given the fiscal space that we are operating in,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have also said that it was not supposed to completely replace whatever families were providing for themselves, but it was just supposed to supplement to provide some relief,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have looked at the facilities there, in a state of disaster, this is sufficient to cover the period that these returning residents will be there,” “I have also instructed, where we may have bedding issues, the permanent secretary to provide blankets and also where necessary to provide mattresses. I am basically satisfied with the current status as it is. We need as Zimbabweans to understand that we are dealing with a state of disaster and we should accept especially the minimum conditions” External link

newsday Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This is the tragedy of Zimbabwe. This is the tragedy that comes with cynicism and the tragedy that comes with self-hate, you can’t go and get the worst part and publicise it internationally essentially for the purpose of denigrating the whole country. This is not proper,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The $200 represents the resource envelope that is available given the fiscal space that we are operating in,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have also said that it was not supposed to completely replace whatever families were providing for themselves, but it was just supposed to supplement to provide some relief,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We have looked at the facilities there, in a state of disaster, this is sufficient to cover the period that these returning residents will be there," "I have also instructed, where we may have bedding issues, the permanent secretary to provide blankets and also where necessary to provide mattresses. I am basically satisfied with the current status as it is. We need as Zimbabweans to understand that we are dealing with a state of disaster and we should accept especially the minimum conditions" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "This is the tragedy of Zimbabwe. This is the tragedy that comes with cynicism and the tragedy that comes with self hate, you can't go and get the worst part and publicise it internationally essentially for the purpose of denigrating the whole country. This is not proper," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The $200 represents the resource envelope that is available given the fiscal space that we are operating in," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We have also said that it was not supposed to completely replace whatever families were providing for themselves, but it was just supposed to supplement to provide some relief," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Social workers within the Department of Social Welfare are moving these children to places of safety where they are being provided with meals thrice a day and other basics including blankets, clothing, soaps and other detergents," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This is the tragedy of Zimbabwe. This is the tragedy that comes with cynicism and the tragedy that comes with self-hate. You cannot go and get the worst part and publicise it internationally for essentially the purpose of denigrating your own country,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "PCR testing of all returning residents means that they are tested at day eight from the day they would have been admitted at the quarantine centre and if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation centre and if they are negative they will be released. This will help in decongesting the quarantine centres, which are fast filling up as people are still coming back into the country," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about The UK ) : “The UK returnees have to bear with us. You cannot expect a first-class facility in a country where there is a crisis,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about The UK ) : "The UK returnees have to bear with us. You cannot expect a first-class facility in a country where there is a crisis," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "No, we cannot be seen issuing directives over the payment of salaries because these companies could be telling the truth when they claim that they did not collect any revenue due to the lockdown," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Vulnerable people including those who work informal jobs and survive from hand-to-mouth will get $200 each, so if it’s a family of four, they get $800,” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Beneficiaries will get $200 each, so if it’s a family of four, they get $800,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima added : “It is against this backdrop that a draft paper on comprehensive labour market measures for Covid-19 was drafted. and is being subjected to virtual tripartite consultations given the limitations to convene meetings in line with the guidelines issued by the health authorities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, April 12, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "As we register, we give them a NetOne line. We have entered into an agreement with NetOne such that when they [beneficiaries] get a line, they also get a card they can use to swipe. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima added : "People will get $200 each, so if it is a family of four, they get $800. I am sure that they [ministry staff] should be starting disbursements next [this] week," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima added : “People will get $200 each, so if it is a family of four, they get $800. I am sure that they [ministry staff] should be starting disbursements next [this] week,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We have talked to them about why we are holding them, that it is because of prioritising their health and that of their families and they appreciate it. Upon consistent monitoring and screening we may sooner rather than later release some of them as a lot of them were not from a holding camp in Botswana but were travelling and could not beat the lockdown period," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 6, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have now said DDF should go in and provide a pressure pump for the local (school) boreholes and the procurement should be done as soon as possible,” “We have sent a bus to go to Beitbridge to our facility which receives some of the impounded goods so as to address the blankets issue fully. We are satisfied that food is available and new residents have testified to that fact that the food issue has been sorted,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have talked to them about why we are holding them, that it is because of prioritising their health and that of their families and they appreciate it. Upon consistent monitoring and screening we may sooner rather than later release some of them as a lot of them were not from a holding camp in Botswana but were travelling and could not beat the lockdown period,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “There has to be Cabinet consideration on some of those suggestions and Cabinet will be meeting tomorrow and I think this issue will be discussed among other things on how our country should respond to coronavirus. But definitely it’s a fair suggestion,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Motivation of the civil servants is an important variable for service delivery," "As such, if we need optimal levels of performance from those in the civil service, we have to keep them motivated, through among other factors, providing constant cost of living adjustments" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Motivation of the civil servants is an important variable for service delivery,” “As such, if we need optimal levels of performance from those in the civil service, we have to keep them motivated, through among other factors, providing constant cost of living adjustments” External link

herald Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We are doing that in full cognisance of the fact that we are a country that needs to stabilise its economy and also that we are a country that needs to grow its economy towards attaining Vision 2030 that His Excellency, President Mnangagwa has articulated which is achieving an upper middle income economy by 2030," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We are doing that in full cognisance of the fact that we are a country that needs to stabilise its economy and also that we are a country that needs to grow its economy towards attaining Vision 2030 that His Excellency, President Mnangagwa has articulated which is achieving an upper middle income economy by 2030,” External link

herald Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “On the issue of erosion of wages and salaries, the meeting mandated the technical committee to further examine the matter with a view to reconvene and conclude the matter on Friday 7 February 2020” External link

herald Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Government should desist from using borrowing facilities at the central bank. Government should strive to maintain a stable exchange rate. Tripartite partners renewed commitment to embrace social dialogue as the primary means of rebuilding confidence in the country. Monetary authorities must commit to targeted growth in money supply,” External link

herald Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about National Health ) : “The meeting agreed that measures should be put in place to fight corruption and cartels operating within the economy and put in place measures to curb illicit financial outflows,” “The meeting also adopted a recommendation to expedite agreed public sector and parastatal reforms, including implementation of the National Code and Corporate Governance” External link

herald Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about National Health ) : “There was agreement to expedite the legislative reforms focusing on the Labour Act and Public Service Act, Health Services Act, National Productivity Institute and National Occupational Health and Safety Act and adopt and implement a formalisation strategy for the informal sector. The partners agreed to revamp the social services delivery system, focusing on education, health, shelter and food security including the establishment of a National Health Insurance Scheme,” External link

herald Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about National Health ) : “The partners agreed to revamp the social services delivery system, focusing on education, health, shelter and food security including the establishment of a National Health Insurance Scheme,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We are so excited that the parties have finally managed to reach an agreement and resolved all the sticking issues. The nation is now assured of continued service delivery and we would like to make it clear that we will continue to improve the condition of service for the workers,” External link

zbc Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All rural provinces, including greater Harare and Bulawayo Metropolitan, are going to receive food handouts as part of the government’s strategy to mitigate food deficit,” “Although the programme is currently targeting orphans and vulnerable children, the destitute, elderly, the chronically ill, and people living with disabilities, the government is exploring all avenues to make sure everyone benefits from food aid. Presently an estimated 760 692 households throughout the country are expected to benefit from the programme, each receiving a 50kg bag per month” External link

newsday Friday, January 3, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare guarantees that the donated rice will be distributed during the festive season. In addition, distribution of grain will also continue to ensure that no one starves in Zimbabwe during this festive season and beyond," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 27, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “First, I believe some pupils end up dropping out because of the ignorance of their parents and guardians. According to Government policy, no child should be excluded from school due to non-payment of school fees and we have since reinforced that in the new Education Amendment Bill,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, November 11, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Besides these programmes, we recently launched a programme meant to end early and unintended pregnancies as these account for a lot of drop outs in both primary and secondary schools. Together with our partners we are confident that when these projects are fully implemented, the number of drop outs will go down,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, November 11, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “First, I believe some pupils end up dropping out because of the ignorance of their parents and guardians. According to Government policy, no child should be excluded from school due to non-payment of school fees and we have since reinforced that in the new Education Amendment Bill,” External link

zimeye Monday, November 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Besides these programmes, we recently launched a programme meant to end early and unintended pregnancies as these account for a lot of drop outs in both primary and secondary schools. Together with our partners we are confident that when these projects are fully implemented, the number of drop outs will go down,” External link

zimeye Monday, November 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "First, I believe some pupils end up dropping out because of the ignorance of their parents and guardians. According to Government policy, no child should be excluded from school due to non-payment of school fees and we have since reinforced that in the new Education Amendment Bill," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Besides these programmes, we recently launched a programme meant to end early and unintended pregnancies as these account for a lot of drop outs in both primary and secondary schools. Together with our partners we are confident that when these projects are fully implemented, the number of drop outs will go down," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "When the Government declared Friday 25 October 2019 a public holiday to mark Sadc Solidarity Day Against illegal Western Sanctions on Zimbabwe, it was aware that O- and A-Level Public Examinations were in progress. In this regard, the examinations scheduled for 25 October shall be written as per time table," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "School heads, principals, invigilators and all those involved in running the examinations should ensure that all candidates report to their respective examination centres as per their time tables. All stakeholders are advised accordingly," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "When Government declared the public holiday, it was aware that A and O Level examinations were in progress," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “When Government declared the public holiday, it was aware that A and O Level examinations were in progress,” External link

herald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “When Government declared the public holiday, it was aware that A and O Level examinations were in progress,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We have some unions with only 98 members who are speaking against the government. However, some unions like Zimta [Zimbabwe Teachers' Association], who have 60 000 members, are co-operating with us. Right now as we speak, an arrangement with Zimsec [Zimbabwe School Examination Council] has already been made for examinations to be conducted and teachers will be paid," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have some unions with only 98 members who are speaking against the government. However, some unions like Zimta [Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association], who have 60 000 members, are co-operating with us. Right now as we speak, an arrangement with Zimsec [Zimbabwe School Examination Council] has already been made for examinations to be conducted and teachers will be paid,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “In my view the ‘shall’ is as compelling as ‘must’ because it is saying this has to be done. It is unlike the other things where we are considering the unavailability of resources, where we are saying government will ‘endeavour’, which means ‘try’, but in this particular case the obligation is complete and it means it shall be done,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Without the phrase ‘shall’ it will open a lot of litigation cases for our schools because to plan comprehensively for every disability will be impossible. That is why we said the general infrastructure will be provided, but in some cases we will have to deal with it on a case by case basis because resources may and will not be available in order to provide comprehensively for every form of disability,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Social media reports that there is a school calendar deviation are untrue. Please ignore the news, which intended to cause confusion,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Due to this empowerment that came through education, Zimbabweans in different professions have left a mark throughout the world, and it is all thanks to Mugabe’s fundamental leadership as far as education is concerned,” External link

herald Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We don’t have an option but to have schools increase like that. But they have to increase in a way that is reasonable, taking into cognisance that parents are hard-up economically. It has to be reasonable. If we don’t, our schools will not function properly. Because there are some schools, for example, that have been charging something like $15 per term and if that school say has 500 learners, assuming that everybody pays it means that school is operating at $7 500 per term, that’s where they buy all the supplies they need for the school,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We don't have an option but to have schools increase like that. But they have to increase in a way that is reasonable, taking into cognisance that parents are hard-up economically. It has to be reasonable. If we don't, our schools will not function properly. Because there are some schools, for example, that have been charging something like $15 per term and if that school say has 500 learners, assuming that everybody pays it means that school is operating at $7 500 per term that's where they buy all the supplies they need for the school," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We are have pencilled the month of September for commissioning. We will go to one of sites most likely Budiriro in Gokwe North for commission which will mean that all of them will be commissioned," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We want to start a programme for technical high schools. We want to have 10 of these, one in each province of the country. Once, we are done with that, we also want to start science academies, again one in each province of the country. These will be boarding schools. When they are fully developed they will have 1 000 carrying capacity and pupils will be identified on the basis of assessment of technical aptitude through psychometric testing," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution which speaks against discrimination. Current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education but the female student cannot. Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill. It is also on the basis of international practice and trends. We seem to be lonely as far as that is concerned," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “It’s a programme that we started long time ago but because of limited resources, it was stalled. But we have now completed it. We have the building itself and the printing press which means we are now able to print all our examinations, Grade Seven, Ordinary and Form Six in house. In the value chain of examinations there is a part that now controls our examinations internally which means we can increase security. We have never had problems with what we have done internally for ourselves and we assume that with the printing press in house we will increase security and address the issue of examination leakages,” External link

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

Paul Mavima said : “It was quite expensive for us to outsource, internally in Zimbabwe and outside the country. Last year, because of breaches of security that had happened previously we had to have examinations printed in the UK. That was very expensive and took foreign currency out of the country. Now we are able to save on the costs and we are able to save the foreign currency that we paid to outside printers,” “Thirdly, our printing press can become a business venture in the sense that we can start printing examinations for other countries. We could also source for some jobs during the downtime when we are not printing examinations internally in Zimbabwe as well. It could end up generating some resources for Zimsec” External link

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

Paul Mavima said : "It's a programme that we started long time ago but because of limited resources, it was stalled. But we have now completed it. We have the building itself and the printing press which means we are now able to print all our examinations, Grade Seven, Ordinary and Form Six in house. In the value chain of examinations there is a part that now controls our examinations internally which means we can increase security. We have never had problems with what we have done internally for ourselves and we assume that with the printing press in house we will increase security and address the issue of examination leakages," External link

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

Paul Mavima said : "It was quite expensive for us to outsource, internally in Zimbabwe and outside the country. Last year, because of breaches of security that had happened previously we had to have examinations printed in the UK. That was very expensive and took foreign currency out of the country. Now we are able to save on the costs and we are able to save the foreign currency that we paid to outside printers," "Thirdly, our printing press can become a business venture in the sense that we can start printing examinations for other countries. We could also source for some jobs during the downtime when we are not printing examinations internally in Zimbabwe as well. It could end up generating some resources for Zimsec" External link

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

Paul Mavima said : “We did concede to the proposed amendment and we also think the duty to ensure the right to education should fall on the guardians as well. So, compulsory will also mean that the parents or guardians would have an obligation to make sure that learners go to school,” External link

zimeye Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We did concede to the proposed amendment and we also think the duty to ensure the right to education should fall on the guardians as well. So, compulsory will also mean that the parents or guardians would have an obligation to make sure that learners go to school,” External link

zimeye Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We did concede to the proposed amendment and we also think the duty to ensure the right to education should fall on the guardians as well. So, compulsory will also mean that the parents or guardians would have an obligation to make sure that learners go to school,” External link

herald Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We did concede to the proposed amendment and we also think the duty to ensure the right to education should fall on the guardians as well. So, compulsory will also mean that the parents or guardians would have an obligation to make sure that learners go to school,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the Parliamentarians. This is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy. The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and the girl ends up pregnant, the male student can continue with his education while the female student cannot. Yet Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex. It is on that basis that this item was included in our Bill” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the parliamentarians; and this is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy, and the fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination," "The current practice in our education system has it that if two form four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education, but the female student cannot, yet section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the Parliamentarians. This is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy. The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and the girl ends up pregnant, the male student can continue with his education while the female student cannot. Yet Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex. It is on that basis that this item was included in our Bill” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, July 7, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the Parliamentarians. This is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy. The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination," "The current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and the girl ends up pregnant, the male student can continue with his education while the female student cannot. Yet Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex. It is on that basis that this item was included in our Bill" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the parliamentarians; and this is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy, and the fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two form four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education, but the female student cannot, yet section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 7, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the parliamentarians; and this is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy, and the fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two form four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education, but the female student cannot, yet section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 7, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Utilising teachers and education in achieving vision 2030,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The first country which approached us was South Sudan but we suspended that programme because they went into some security problems. Rwanda has now also approached us, Namibia is talking to us and Botswana is talking to us,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have to do the advocacy with other ministries to make sure that it is accepted. So there are a number of things that we are working on together. We are working on empowerment programmes where teachers can access loans and have income generation projects,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Rwanda has now also approached us, Namibia is talking to us and Botswana is talking to us," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 1, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Rwanda has now also approached us, Namibia is talking to us and Botswana is talking to us,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "So what else are we doing in order to provide opportunities? The first thing is that we are continuing to push Treasury. Right now together with PSC, we have asked for 5 000 positions to be opened up. The Minister of Finance (and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube) is favourable but I don't know when they will give us the green light to recruit the 5 000," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "So that we solve these issues we must be honest with each other isn't? We had 20 000 unemployed trained teachers until very recently. For a long period of time we have not had massive recruitment even though we have shortages. I think we have shortages within our current schools of about 12 000 to 13 000. But because of the fiscal situation, Government said you can't recruit," "We are not the only Ministry that is affected, all ministries are affected including Health... there are many nurses who are still not employed. But in January we were given a little bit of a reprieve to say employ 3 000 and we have gone through that process. Of course where you have high expectations from everyone but limited spaces you end up with lot of arguments and even conflicts as to how you go about it. And because of that it took us long to fill those 3 000 but I think the bureaucrats are now left with 500 to fill" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “So, what else are we doing in order to provide opportunities? The first thing is that we are continuing to push Treasury. Right now together with PSC, we have asked for 5 000 positions to be opened up. The Minister of Finance (and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube) is favourable, but I don’t know when they will give us the green light to recruit the 5 000,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “So that we solve these issues we must be honest with each other, isn’t it? We had 20 000 unemployed trained teachers until very recently. For a long period of time we have not had massive recruitment even though we have shortages,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “So what else are we doing in order to provide opportunities? The first thing is that we are continuing to push Treasury. Right now together with PSC, we have asked for 5 000 positions to be opened up. The Minister of Finance (and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube) is favourable but I don’t know when they will give us the green light to recruit the 5 000,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “So that we solve these issues we must be honest with each other isn’t? We had 20 000 unemployed trained teachers until very recently. For a long period of time we have not had massive recruitment even though we have shortages. I think we have shortages within our current schools of about 12 000 to 13 000. But because of the fiscal situation, Government said you can’t recruit,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the MPs and this is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy, and the fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education, but the female student cannot, yet section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill” External link

newsday Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "I concede that the specific re-entry arrangements have to be done but those can be done as a Statutory Instrument, we cannot remove this provision within our amendment Bill," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution which speaks against discrimination. Current practice in our education system has it that if two form four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education but the female student cannot. Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill. It is also on the basis of international practice and trends. We seem to be lonely as far as that is concerned," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Our standards have risen, we were once at 22, but we are now at 33 percent,” External link

herald Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Commission ) : “We should motivate and also bring confidence in them to help us achieve Agenda 2030. We are advancing together with them to the Public Service Commission to improve their standard of living,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Our learners, from those in boarding school, at least those we managed to reach, as well as day school learner are already receiving counseling," "Emergency funding has been availed to rehabilitate or reconstruct some schools, however, there are funding gaps" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "There is an Education Amendment Bill which is already before Parliament. Within that Bill, Government is moving to remove corporal punishment in our schools and that Bill is already before Parliament," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Yes, the ministry is currently seized with coming up with alternative ways in which we can maintain discipline within our schools without necessarily resorting to corporal punishment. So, indeed we are working on alternatives," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an Education Amendment Bill which is already before Parliament. Within that Bill, Government is moving to remove corporal punishment in our schools and that Bill is already before Parliament,” External link

herald Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Yes, the ministry is currently seized with coming up with alternative ways in which we can maintain discipline within our schools without necessarily resorting to corporal punishment. So, indeed we are working on alternatives,” External link

herald Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The ministry has taken all necessary measures to ensure that the laboratory is used for its intended purpose. After the suspicion that there was toxic material, a committee worked together with Bulawayo City Council and Environment Management Agency in order to sanitise the situation to assure our learners and teachers for their safety, a detoxification exercise was conducted,” External link

newsday Monday, March 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Zimsec does not charge in foreign currency. The schools that charge in foreign currency are those writing Cambridge examinations. Zimsec itself is not charging US dollars so why would people be charged in foreign currency? This applies even to private schools writing Zimsec.” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The overall agenda for children learning in the 21st century is that in order for the world to survive and prosper in the new century, people will need to learn more and learn differently," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The overall agenda for children learning in the 21st century is that in order for the world to survive and prosper in the new century, people will need to learn more and learn differently,” External link

herald Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "What it means is that the Government has considered that among everything else that is going up, the education of our learners is very important, the right to education is very important. Within that context it was resolved that, if anything it should be Zimsec that should find efficiencies and areas in which they can contain costs in order to give some relief on the parents of our learners in that process ensuring that the right to education is preserved. So that was a very considerate position taken by Cabinet," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "What it means is that the Government has considered that among everything else that is going up, the education of our learners is very important, the right to education is very important. Within that context it was resolved that, if anything it should be Zimsec that should find efficiencies and areas in which they can contain costs in order to give some relief on the parents of our learners in that process ensuring that the right to education is preserved. So that was a very considerate position taken by Cabinet," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "I am aware of the specific schools in the province that registered 0% pass rate at Grade 7, but it is not just Matabeleland North, but the rest of this country," "What I am happy about is that it was a minute percentage of schools that did that. In Matabeleland North, if I am not mistaken, it should be about four schools that registered 0% pass rate" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I am aware of the specific schools in the province that registered 0% pass rate at Grade 7, but it is not just Matabeleland North, but the rest of this country,” “What I am happy about is that it was a minute percentage of schools that did that. In Matabeleland North, if I am not mistaken, it should be about four schools that registered 0% pass rate” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We didn’t just talk. We set up task teams which include representatives of teachers unions and people within the ministry to ensure that there is actual implementation of everything we agreed on. These task teams have different timelines on delivery. Some of them are immediate recommendations that have to go to other government departments. Others have long time frames but the majority of them I have said before the end of February I would like to see a report back to see how far we have gone in the implementation of these issues. I have said let us meet again before end of March so that we can review progress together,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 5, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima added : “We also said the unions themselves are part of national institutions, they should be guided by considerations of a bigger national interest and in this particular case it is the welfare of the learners that should guide them. We had disturbances because of the riots that took place and it ate into the learning time of our learners. We can not continue to lose time for our learners otherwise 2019 academic year will be a wash out. We are hopeful that the teachers around the nation will give this process a chance so that in 2019 we can ensure we have taken care of the welfare of our teachers and learners in the primary and secondary education sector,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 5, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "For sustainability, a committee has been set up at each level to focus on the cleanliness of their environment and maintain a high level of hygiene in all our institutions," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "For sustainability, a committee has been set up at each level to focus on the cleanliness of their environment and maintain a high level of hygiene in all our institutions," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 1, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “For sustainability, a committee has been set up at each level to focus on the cleanliness of their environment and maintain a high level of hygiene in all our institutions,” External link

herald Friday, February 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to advise the nation and all its stakeholders that learning should resume forthwith in all schools. We have assurance from Government that the safety of all learners in our schools is guaranteed," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Therefore parents and guardians should not worry when their children leave home going to school. I would like to encourage all schools to open and all children to go to school. The security forces will keep on protecting children so that children don't go missing," "As the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education we are notifying the nation to ignore messages saying school children should stay home until Monday. That it is falsehood and schools have no right to send children back home" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 18, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We want to provide quality education that is accessible; therefore, no child should be left behind,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 11, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The extent to which we have embraced Programme Based Budgeting (PBB) becomes questionable, and this has implications on our planning processes and the level of programme implementation of tasks,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I see a lot of questions than answers in this regard. We have to partake in the budget preparations and as soon as the budget is loaded in the system you should know how much is there, and align your plans with the resources that will be made available during the course of the year, make requests and start utilising funds,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This vision dovetails well with our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular SDG4, as their timeframes and tenets are similar. SDG4 is important in that it supports all the other 16 SDGs,” “It’s actually the stem of the ‘big tree’, the rest are branches and some may be fruits. Without quality education all the other SDGs may be difficult to achieve. An educated citizenry will be able to articulate all the other SDGs” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The success of the programme will not depend on Government efforts alone, but on a coordinated collaborative multi-stakeholder approach. It’s also a poverty reduction strategy,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The extent to which we have embraced Programme Based Budgeting (PBB) becomes questionable, and this has implications on our planning processes and the level of programme implementation of tasks,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I see a lot of questions than answers in this regard. We have to partake in the budget preparations and as soon as the budget is loaded in the system you should know how much is there, and align your plans with the resources that will be made available during the course of the year, make requests and start utilising funds,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This vision dovetails well with our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular SDG4, as their timeframes and tenets are similar. SDG4 is important in that it supports all the other 16 SDGs,” “It’s actually the stem of the ‘big tree’, the rest are branches and some may be fruits. Without quality education all the other SDGs may be difficult to achieve. An educated citizenry will be able to articulate all the other SDGs” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The success of the programme will not depend on Government efforts alone, but on a coordinated collaborative multi-stakeholder approach. It’s also a poverty reduction strategy,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “You may be aware that the State has allocated $1,16 billion to education this year, the bulk of which covers salaries. The levies and fees then cover the gap that is left in administration as well as infrastructure development,” External link

newsday Monday, December 24, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We need to find a way to equitability,” External link

newsday Monday, December 24, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The law basically enjoins the State to progressively fund the learning of every child. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The law will basically outlaw corporal punishment as way of disciplining a child," "We have to come up with alternative ways of disciplining and do away with canning" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The law will basically outlaw corporal punishment as way of disciplining a child,” “We have to come up with alternative ways of disciplining and do away with canning” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:27:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All modes of payment currently obtaining in Zimbabwe shall be accepted. For the avoidance of doubt, requests by schools for payment in specific currency are not acceptable,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima told : “Those who had already increased their fees for next year… this will be revoked as they have to follow the procedure of applying for the increment,” External link

zimeye Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima told : “Those who had already increased their fees for next year… this will be revoked as they have to follow the procedure of applying for the increment,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 21, 2018 12:20:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima told : "Those who had already increased their fees for next year… this will be revoked as they have to follow the procedure of applying for the increment," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 21, 2018 10:34:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Statutory Instrument 159A of 2007 gives the official requirements for the approval of fees. It’s recognised that the level of fees and levies charged reflect the economic environment and in the case of some schools, significant revenue is required following the withdrawal of the Government Teachers’ Grant to schools that previously received them,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 8:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Statutory Instrument 159A of 2007 gives the official requirements for the approval of fees. It’s recognised that the level of fees and levies charged reflect the economic environment and in the case of some schools, significant revenue is required following the withdrawal of the Government Teachers’ Grant to schools that previously received them,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 7:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All modes of payment currently obtaining in Zimbabwe shall be accepted for fees and levies settlement. For the avoidance of doubt, requests by schools for payment in a specific currency are not acceptable,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 7:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All schools are expected to ensure good governance, transparent, a corrupt -free processes in the management of schools,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 7:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Therefore, everything possible must be done in order to ensure that education is affordable,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 7:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima told : “Those who had already increased their fees for next year… this will be revoked as they have to follow the procedure of applying for the increment,” External link

newsday Friday, December 21, 2018 6:31:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All modes of payment currently obtaining in Zimbabwe shall be accepted. For the avoidance of doubt, requests by schools for payment in specific currency are not acceptable,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 2:04:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All modes of payment currently obtaining in Zimbabwe shall be accepted. For the avoidance of doubt, requests by schools for payment in specific currency are not acceptable,” External link

zbc Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima wrote : "Spent this first week as the new Zimbabwe Minister of Primary and Secondary Education touching base with a variety of stakeholders whose ideas will be critical in smoothening the implementation of our updated curriculum. Been a very productive week. We put up a formal review team next week," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 11, 2017 8:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Lazarus Dokora ) : "There is no going back on the new curriculum and that should be clearly emphasised to the nation. This (curriculum) is not a product of Dr Dokora as an individual," "It's a Government policy aimed at aligning our education stands in line with international best practices which now focus on technical, engineering, art, mathematics, physical science with emphasis on public displays and our national pride as Zimbabweans. That is the essence of the new curriculum unless the nation wants us to go back to the 1990s," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 11, 2017 8:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Lazarus Dokora ) : "There is no going back on the new curriculum and that should be clearly emphasised to the nation. This is not or was it a product of Dr Dokora as an individual," "It's a Government policy aimed at aligning our education stands in line with international best practices which now focus of technical, engineering, art, mathematics, physical science with emphasis on public displays and our national pride as being Zimbabweans. That is the essence of the new curriculum unless the nation wants us to go back to the 1990s," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima told : "He was a hard worker, that work ethic is what I learnt from him. A lot of people misunderstood him. He was a visionary. He knew where he wanted to take the new curriculum," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 2:33:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have done all the bidding, we have identified the contractors and we are now working on financial closure. The project will commence this month and we anticipate that it will take up to six months, according to the contractors,” External link

herald Friday, November 3, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We are working with the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) on this project, who is our partner and financial advisor,” External link

herald Friday, November 3, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Excellent headmasters are engaging in successful income-generating projects and using proceeds to further develop their schools. Vibrant school projects will aid infrastructure development such as school electrification, water and sanitation facilities and connectivity programmes,” External link

herald Friday, November 3, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The updated curriculum demands a school head who is always eager to learn and acquire new competencies and abilities, a positive attitude and ascribes to an impeccable set of values and professional standards,” External link

herald Friday, November 3, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Media is sensationalising this matter because we are still in the consultative process. All factors regarding the implications of the move will be considered including the issue of workers you are referring to. Workers should remain calm," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 7:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "This is a clear indication of a violation of professional standards from both the teachers and the Ministry officials perpetrating the offences. It is a serious case of corruption and bribery which should be effectively dealt with because we have zero tolerance to corruption. Everyone who has knowledge about the scandal, but not taking action, will have to explain why they are not acting," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 26, 2016 2:21:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "At one of the schools, I had to personally call the school head asking him to rescind the decision to turn away children. It is a position that we have pronounced several times and each time we receive complaints we take decisive action," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "For example, in the true African sense, we do not have an extended family. If you have an uncle, he is your father. You can be raised by your uncle or your aunt," "We need to teach a grounded understanding of the African family. We are also teaching about problems that can be faced within the African family and who they can go to when they face problems," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "To know exactly what would happen to each and every one of the individuals who did not garner the 5 O-levels that are a requisite for advancement to A-level would be impossible, but the ministry working together with other ministries and other institutions has said that this country, our nation needs to move to where we do not necessarily say a person who has not garnered 5 O-levels has failed," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:44:00 PM EAT



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Edwin Mushoriwa said ( about Paul Mavima ) : "The school did not open (last week) because the developer, who barter-traded land with City of Harare in return for building part of the school, had not completed the job. The swap agreement was done around 2015, with a ground breaking by then Education minister Paul Mavima in 2018 and an undertaking the school would open in 2019," "Last year, they failed to honour their agreement and the community decided to force the opening of the school this year despite the incomplete structures" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Takavafira Zhou said ( about Paul Mavima ) : "PTUZ is not privy to Zimsec and teachers' agreement over the conduct and marking of November examinations … It is, therefore, clear that minister Mavima and Zimsec are deliberately snubbing PTUZ for reasons best known to them," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Takavafira Zhou said ( about Paul Mavima ) : “PTUZ is not privy to Zimsec and teachers’ agreement over the conduct and marking of November examinations … It is, therefore, clear that minister Mavima and Zimsec are deliberately snubbing PTUZ for reasons best known to them,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Max Mkandla said ( about Paul Mavima ) : "Zimbabwe has been rated the highest in terms of education and people like Mavima are doctors and di not go through such a curriculum what is that is important in bringing Islamic in a Christian dominated nation?" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:39:00 AM EAT

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Paul Mavima said : "We said we will target one million people and that their names should be written. Last week, we made mobile money transfers and paid 100 000 people," "We are looking at paying another 100 000 people so that they get $180 per person this week. The money is available and they should go to the Social Welfare ministry to get their names written down for assistance," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 29, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "However, next month, the assistance will be increased to $300 per month. Roller meal should be sold at subsidised price of $70, but some crooks are selling it for more," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 29, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We said we will target one million people and that their names should be written. Last week, we made mobile money transfers and paid 100 000 people,” “We are looking at paying another 100 000 people so that they get $180 per person this week. The money is available and they should go to the Social Welfare ministry to get their names written down for assistance,” External link

newsday Friday, May 29, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “However, next month, the assistance will be increased to $300 per month. Roller meal should be sold at subsidised price of $70, but some crooks are selling it for more,” External link

newsday Friday, May 29, 2020 8:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This is because we thought we would marry two programmes, the one where we have always been giving $180 and the one for people who have become vulnerable as a result of the national lockdown, using the resources that have been released. We are sure that all the 201 000 will be paid $180 each this month,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Initially we had wanted to make sure that we reach as many as one million Zimbabweans, including those in urban areas who have lost income due to the Covid-19 lockdown,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima added : “I am going to be whipping the department responsible for this and meeting with them tomorrow (today) to make sure that this process is expedited. As soon as we verify, then we will start paying so that the value is not eroded further,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 18, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Because of that, staff from our ministry and the ministry of Health was stretched to a point where some of the returnees had to endure some hours of waiting before they could be processed, but we have not lacked resources to look after them in terms of food and other provisions they may need,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 18, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Because of that, staff from our ministry and the ministry of Health was stretched to a point where some of the returnees had to endure some hours of waiting before they could be processed, but we have not lacked resources to look after them in terms of food and other provisions they may need,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 18, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The first 90 000 now confirmed as meeting the required definitions will start receiving money this week, hopefully from today, while work continues on vetting the next 110 000 for payments next week," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Cabinet instructed that we re-interrogate the database to make sure that we are paying really vulnerable people and this is what has gotten us back to the drawing board. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima insisted : "The direction by cabinet to say go back and look at your social welfare criteria was really a worthwhile thing to do," "I'm going to be whipping the department responsible and meet them tomorrow (Wednesday) to make sure that the whole process is expedited. As soon as we verify, then we pay. If we verify 20,000 people, we go ahead and pay those 20,000 so that the value of the support is not eroded further" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have not lacked resources to look after them, in terms of food and other provisions that they need,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “You have to understand that there are some citizens who could not pay for themselves so the state has to continue providing for them and we can assure the state has resources to look after them,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We may have some logistical problems here and there, especially this weekend due to the large influx of people at Beitbridge Border Post. We can assure the nation that the resources to look after these returnees are available,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We may have some logistical problems here and there, especially this weekend due to the large influx of people at Beitbridge Border Post. We can assure the nation that the resources to look after these returnees are available,” External link

herald Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We never stopped helping rural folks. We are still offering drought relief and cash transfers to the poorest districts. The WFP is also helping with cereals and pulses,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I have told you that my expectation was that we were going to start disbursements before the end of April, but there is supposed to be a wider intervention, which is going to be announced by the president,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima argued : "We have to take cognizance of our fiscal situation as a nation. To place an obligation on the State when we all know that there is limited capacity to take care of that obligation, is to be irresponsible in our legislation. I really think that let us leave it as endevour for the time being," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima argued : "We have to take cognizance of our fiscal situation as a nation. To place an obligation on the State when we all know that there is limited capacity to take care of that obligation, is to be irresponsible in our legislation. I really think that let us leave it as endevour for the time being," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I have told you that my expectation was that we were going to start disbursements before the end of April, but there is supposed to be a wider intervention, which is going to be announced by the president,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “There should be no unlawful terminations or procedural retrenchments during the lockdown period,” “My ministry stands to provide technical advice on issues regarding workplace measures to cope with Covid-19” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We welcome information from stakeholders on specific establishments, sectors and issues that our inspectorate should focus on as they perform their duties,” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "I am convinced that resolutions of the TNF on measures to revive the economy will be fully implemented to put our economy on the recovery path. I am comforted by the fact that the Head of State and Government His Excellency E.D Mnangagwa will soon be announcing a raft of measures to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on business and give our economy a much-needed boost in the post Covid-19 period. This will ensure that we avoid job losses and company closures especially among sectors severely affected by measures to combat Covid-19," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 1, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The $200 represents the resource envelope that is available given the fiscal space that we are operating in,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have also said that it was not supposed to completely replace whatever families were providing for themselves, but it was just supposed to supplement to provide some relief,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have looked at the facilities there, in a state of disaster, this is sufficient to cover the period that these returning residents will be there,” “I have also instructed, where we may have bedding issues, the permanent secretary to provide blankets and also where necessary to provide mattresses. I am basically satisfied with the current status as it is. We need as Zimbabweans to understand that we are dealing with a state of disaster and we should accept especially the minimum conditions” External link

newsday Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This is the tragedy of Zimbabwe. This is the tragedy that comes with cynicism and the tragedy that comes with self-hate, you can’t go and get the worst part and publicise it internationally essentially for the purpose of denigrating the whole country. This is not proper,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The $200 represents the resource envelope that is available given the fiscal space that we are operating in,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have also said that it was not supposed to completely replace whatever families were providing for themselves, but it was just supposed to supplement to provide some relief,” External link

newsday Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We have looked at the facilities there, in a state of disaster, this is sufficient to cover the period that these returning residents will be there," "I have also instructed, where we may have bedding issues, the permanent secretary to provide blankets and also where necessary to provide mattresses. I am basically satisfied with the current status as it is. We need as Zimbabweans to understand that we are dealing with a state of disaster and we should accept especially the minimum conditions" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "This is the tragedy of Zimbabwe. This is the tragedy that comes with cynicism and the tragedy that comes with self hate, you can't go and get the worst part and publicise it internationally essentially for the purpose of denigrating the whole country. This is not proper," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The $200 represents the resource envelope that is available given the fiscal space that we are operating in," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We have also said that it was not supposed to completely replace whatever families were providing for themselves, but it was just supposed to supplement to provide some relief," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Social workers within the Department of Social Welfare are moving these children to places of safety where they are being provided with meals thrice a day and other basics including blankets, clothing, soaps and other detergents," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This is the tragedy of Zimbabwe. This is the tragedy that comes with cynicism and the tragedy that comes with self-hate. You cannot go and get the worst part and publicise it internationally for essentially the purpose of denigrating your own country,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "PCR testing of all returning residents means that they are tested at day eight from the day they would have been admitted at the quarantine centre and if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation centre and if they are negative they will be released. This will help in decongesting the quarantine centres, which are fast filling up as people are still coming back into the country," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about The UK ) : “The UK returnees have to bear with us. You cannot expect a first-class facility in a country where there is a crisis,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about The UK ) : "The UK returnees have to bear with us. You cannot expect a first-class facility in a country where there is a crisis," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "No, we cannot be seen issuing directives over the payment of salaries because these companies could be telling the truth when they claim that they did not collect any revenue due to the lockdown," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Vulnerable people including those who work informal jobs and survive from hand-to-mouth will get $200 each, so if it’s a family of four, they get $800,” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Beneficiaries will get $200 each, so if it’s a family of four, they get $800,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima added : “It is against this backdrop that a draft paper on comprehensive labour market measures for Covid-19 was drafted. and is being subjected to virtual tripartite consultations given the limitations to convene meetings in line with the guidelines issued by the health authorities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, April 12, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "As we register, we give them a NetOne line. We have entered into an agreement with NetOne such that when they [beneficiaries] get a line, they also get a card they can use to swipe. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima added : "People will get $200 each, so if it is a family of four, they get $800. I am sure that they [ministry staff] should be starting disbursements next [this] week," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima added : “People will get $200 each, so if it is a family of four, they get $800. I am sure that they [ministry staff] should be starting disbursements next [this] week,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We have talked to them about why we are holding them, that it is because of prioritising their health and that of their families and they appreciate it. Upon consistent monitoring and screening we may sooner rather than later release some of them as a lot of them were not from a holding camp in Botswana but were travelling and could not beat the lockdown period," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 6, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have now said DDF should go in and provide a pressure pump for the local (school) boreholes and the procurement should be done as soon as possible,” “We have sent a bus to go to Beitbridge to our facility which receives some of the impounded goods so as to address the blankets issue fully. We are satisfied that food is available and new residents have testified to that fact that the food issue has been sorted,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have talked to them about why we are holding them, that it is because of prioritising their health and that of their families and they appreciate it. Upon consistent monitoring and screening we may sooner rather than later release some of them as a lot of them were not from a holding camp in Botswana but were travelling and could not beat the lockdown period,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “There has to be Cabinet consideration on some of those suggestions and Cabinet will be meeting tomorrow and I think this issue will be discussed among other things on how our country should respond to coronavirus. But definitely it’s a fair suggestion,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Motivation of the civil servants is an important variable for service delivery," "As such, if we need optimal levels of performance from those in the civil service, we have to keep them motivated, through among other factors, providing constant cost of living adjustments" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Motivation of the civil servants is an important variable for service delivery,” “As such, if we need optimal levels of performance from those in the civil service, we have to keep them motivated, through among other factors, providing constant cost of living adjustments” External link

herald Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We are doing that in full cognisance of the fact that we are a country that needs to stabilise its economy and also that we are a country that needs to grow its economy towards attaining Vision 2030 that His Excellency, President Mnangagwa has articulated which is achieving an upper middle income economy by 2030," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We are doing that in full cognisance of the fact that we are a country that needs to stabilise its economy and also that we are a country that needs to grow its economy towards attaining Vision 2030 that His Excellency, President Mnangagwa has articulated which is achieving an upper middle income economy by 2030,” External link

herald Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “On the issue of erosion of wages and salaries, the meeting mandated the technical committee to further examine the matter with a view to reconvene and conclude the matter on Friday 7 February 2020” External link

herald Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Government should desist from using borrowing facilities at the central bank. Government should strive to maintain a stable exchange rate. Tripartite partners renewed commitment to embrace social dialogue as the primary means of rebuilding confidence in the country. Monetary authorities must commit to targeted growth in money supply,” External link

herald Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about National Health ) : “The meeting agreed that measures should be put in place to fight corruption and cartels operating within the economy and put in place measures to curb illicit financial outflows,” “The meeting also adopted a recommendation to expedite agreed public sector and parastatal reforms, including implementation of the National Code and Corporate Governance” External link

herald Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about National Health ) : “There was agreement to expedite the legislative reforms focusing on the Labour Act and Public Service Act, Health Services Act, National Productivity Institute and National Occupational Health and Safety Act and adopt and implement a formalisation strategy for the informal sector. The partners agreed to revamp the social services delivery system, focusing on education, health, shelter and food security including the establishment of a National Health Insurance Scheme,” External link

herald Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about National Health ) : “The partners agreed to revamp the social services delivery system, focusing on education, health, shelter and food security including the establishment of a National Health Insurance Scheme,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We are so excited that the parties have finally managed to reach an agreement and resolved all the sticking issues. The nation is now assured of continued service delivery and we would like to make it clear that we will continue to improve the condition of service for the workers,” External link

zbc Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All rural provinces, including greater Harare and Bulawayo Metropolitan, are going to receive food handouts as part of the government’s strategy to mitigate food deficit,” “Although the programme is currently targeting orphans and vulnerable children, the destitute, elderly, the chronically ill, and people living with disabilities, the government is exploring all avenues to make sure everyone benefits from food aid. Presently an estimated 760 692 households throughout the country are expected to benefit from the programme, each receiving a 50kg bag per month” External link

newsday Friday, January 3, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare guarantees that the donated rice will be distributed during the festive season. In addition, distribution of grain will also continue to ensure that no one starves in Zimbabwe during this festive season and beyond," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 27, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “First, I believe some pupils end up dropping out because of the ignorance of their parents and guardians. According to Government policy, no child should be excluded from school due to non-payment of school fees and we have since reinforced that in the new Education Amendment Bill,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, November 11, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Besides these programmes, we recently launched a programme meant to end early and unintended pregnancies as these account for a lot of drop outs in both primary and secondary schools. Together with our partners we are confident that when these projects are fully implemented, the number of drop outs will go down,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, November 11, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “First, I believe some pupils end up dropping out because of the ignorance of their parents and guardians. According to Government policy, no child should be excluded from school due to non-payment of school fees and we have since reinforced that in the new Education Amendment Bill,” External link

zimeye Monday, November 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Besides these programmes, we recently launched a programme meant to end early and unintended pregnancies as these account for a lot of drop outs in both primary and secondary schools. Together with our partners we are confident that when these projects are fully implemented, the number of drop outs will go down,” External link

zimeye Monday, November 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "First, I believe some pupils end up dropping out because of the ignorance of their parents and guardians. According to Government policy, no child should be excluded from school due to non-payment of school fees and we have since reinforced that in the new Education Amendment Bill," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Besides these programmes, we recently launched a programme meant to end early and unintended pregnancies as these account for a lot of drop outs in both primary and secondary schools. Together with our partners we are confident that when these projects are fully implemented, the number of drop outs will go down," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, November 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "When the Government declared Friday 25 October 2019 a public holiday to mark Sadc Solidarity Day Against illegal Western Sanctions on Zimbabwe, it was aware that O- and A-Level Public Examinations were in progress. In this regard, the examinations scheduled for 25 October shall be written as per time table," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "School heads, principals, invigilators and all those involved in running the examinations should ensure that all candidates report to their respective examination centres as per their time tables. All stakeholders are advised accordingly," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "When Government declared the public holiday, it was aware that A and O Level examinations were in progress," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “When Government declared the public holiday, it was aware that A and O Level examinations were in progress,” External link

herald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “When Government declared the public holiday, it was aware that A and O Level examinations were in progress,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We have some unions with only 98 members who are speaking against the government. However, some unions like Zimta [Zimbabwe Teachers' Association], who have 60 000 members, are co-operating with us. Right now as we speak, an arrangement with Zimsec [Zimbabwe School Examination Council] has already been made for examinations to be conducted and teachers will be paid," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have some unions with only 98 members who are speaking against the government. However, some unions like Zimta [Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association], who have 60 000 members, are co-operating with us. Right now as we speak, an arrangement with Zimsec [Zimbabwe School Examination Council] has already been made for examinations to be conducted and teachers will be paid,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “In my view the ‘shall’ is as compelling as ‘must’ because it is saying this has to be done. It is unlike the other things where we are considering the unavailability of resources, where we are saying government will ‘endeavour’, which means ‘try’, but in this particular case the obligation is complete and it means it shall be done,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Without the phrase ‘shall’ it will open a lot of litigation cases for our schools because to plan comprehensively for every disability will be impossible. That is why we said the general infrastructure will be provided, but in some cases we will have to deal with it on a case by case basis because resources may and will not be available in order to provide comprehensively for every form of disability,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Social media reports that there is a school calendar deviation are untrue. Please ignore the news, which intended to cause confusion,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Due to this empowerment that came through education, Zimbabweans in different professions have left a mark throughout the world, and it is all thanks to Mugabe’s fundamental leadership as far as education is concerned,” External link

herald Saturday, September 7, 2019 1:12:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We don’t have an option but to have schools increase like that. But they have to increase in a way that is reasonable, taking into cognisance that parents are hard-up economically. It has to be reasonable. If we don’t, our schools will not function properly. Because there are some schools, for example, that have been charging something like $15 per term and if that school say has 500 learners, assuming that everybody pays it means that school is operating at $7 500 per term, that’s where they buy all the supplies they need for the school,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We don't have an option but to have schools increase like that. But they have to increase in a way that is reasonable, taking into cognisance that parents are hard-up economically. It has to be reasonable. If we don't, our schools will not function properly. Because there are some schools, for example, that have been charging something like $15 per term and if that school say has 500 learners, assuming that everybody pays it means that school is operating at $7 500 per term that's where they buy all the supplies they need for the school," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We are have pencilled the month of September for commissioning. We will go to one of sites most likely Budiriro in Gokwe North for commission which will mean that all of them will be commissioned," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "We want to start a programme for technical high schools. We want to have 10 of these, one in each province of the country. Once, we are done with that, we also want to start science academies, again one in each province of the country. These will be boarding schools. When they are fully developed they will have 1 000 carrying capacity and pupils will be identified on the basis of assessment of technical aptitude through psychometric testing," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution which speaks against discrimination. Current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education but the female student cannot. Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill. It is also on the basis of international practice and trends. We seem to be lonely as far as that is concerned," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “It’s a programme that we started long time ago but because of limited resources, it was stalled. But we have now completed it. We have the building itself and the printing press which means we are now able to print all our examinations, Grade Seven, Ordinary and Form Six in house. In the value chain of examinations there is a part that now controls our examinations internally which means we can increase security. We have never had problems with what we have done internally for ourselves and we assume that with the printing press in house we will increase security and address the issue of examination leakages,” External link

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

Paul Mavima said : “It was quite expensive for us to outsource, internally in Zimbabwe and outside the country. Last year, because of breaches of security that had happened previously we had to have examinations printed in the UK. That was very expensive and took foreign currency out of the country. Now we are able to save on the costs and we are able to save the foreign currency that we paid to outside printers,” “Thirdly, our printing press can become a business venture in the sense that we can start printing examinations for other countries. We could also source for some jobs during the downtime when we are not printing examinations internally in Zimbabwe as well. It could end up generating some resources for Zimsec” External link

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

Paul Mavima said : "It's a programme that we started long time ago but because of limited resources, it was stalled. But we have now completed it. We have the building itself and the printing press which means we are now able to print all our examinations, Grade Seven, Ordinary and Form Six in house. In the value chain of examinations there is a part that now controls our examinations internally which means we can increase security. We have never had problems with what we have done internally for ourselves and we assume that with the printing press in house we will increase security and address the issue of examination leakages," External link

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

Paul Mavima said : "It was quite expensive for us to outsource, internally in Zimbabwe and outside the country. Last year, because of breaches of security that had happened previously we had to have examinations printed in the UK. That was very expensive and took foreign currency out of the country. Now we are able to save on the costs and we are able to save the foreign currency that we paid to outside printers," "Thirdly, our printing press can become a business venture in the sense that we can start printing examinations for other countries. We could also source for some jobs during the downtime when we are not printing examinations internally in Zimbabwe as well. It could end up generating some resources for Zimsec" External link

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

Paul Mavima said : “We did concede to the proposed amendment and we also think the duty to ensure the right to education should fall on the guardians as well. So, compulsory will also mean that the parents or guardians would have an obligation to make sure that learners go to school,” External link

zimeye Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We did concede to the proposed amendment and we also think the duty to ensure the right to education should fall on the guardians as well. So, compulsory will also mean that the parents or guardians would have an obligation to make sure that learners go to school,” External link

zimeye Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We did concede to the proposed amendment and we also think the duty to ensure the right to education should fall on the guardians as well. So, compulsory will also mean that the parents or guardians would have an obligation to make sure that learners go to school,” External link

herald Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We did concede to the proposed amendment and we also think the duty to ensure the right to education should fall on the guardians as well. So, compulsory will also mean that the parents or guardians would have an obligation to make sure that learners go to school,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the Parliamentarians. This is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy. The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and the girl ends up pregnant, the male student can continue with his education while the female student cannot. Yet Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex. It is on that basis that this item was included in our Bill” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the parliamentarians; and this is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy, and the fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination," "The current practice in our education system has it that if two form four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education, but the female student cannot, yet section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the Parliamentarians. This is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy. The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and the girl ends up pregnant, the male student can continue with his education while the female student cannot. Yet Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex. It is on that basis that this item was included in our Bill” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, July 7, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the Parliamentarians. This is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy. The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination," "The current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and the girl ends up pregnant, the male student can continue with his education while the female student cannot. Yet Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex. It is on that basis that this item was included in our Bill" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 7, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the parliamentarians; and this is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy, and the fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two form four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education, but the female student cannot, yet section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 7, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the parliamentarians; and this is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy, and the fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two form four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education, but the female student cannot, yet section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill” External link

zimeye Sunday, July 7, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Utilising teachers and education in achieving vision 2030,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The first country which approached us was South Sudan but we suspended that programme because they went into some security problems. Rwanda has now also approached us, Namibia is talking to us and Botswana is talking to us,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have to do the advocacy with other ministries to make sure that it is accepted. So there are a number of things that we are working on together. We are working on empowerment programmes where teachers can access loans and have income generation projects,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Rwanda has now also approached us, Namibia is talking to us and Botswana is talking to us," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 1, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Rwanda has now also approached us, Namibia is talking to us and Botswana is talking to us,” External link

zimeye Monday, July 1, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : "So what else are we doing in order to provide opportunities? The first thing is that we are continuing to push Treasury. Right now together with PSC, we have asked for 5 000 positions to be opened up. The Minister of Finance (and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube) is favourable but I don't know when they will give us the green light to recruit the 5 000," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "So that we solve these issues we must be honest with each other isn't? We had 20 000 unemployed trained teachers until very recently. For a long period of time we have not had massive recruitment even though we have shortages. I think we have shortages within our current schools of about 12 000 to 13 000. But because of the fiscal situation, Government said you can't recruit," "We are not the only Ministry that is affected, all ministries are affected including Health... there are many nurses who are still not employed. But in January we were given a little bit of a reprieve to say employ 3 000 and we have gone through that process. Of course where you have high expectations from everyone but limited spaces you end up with lot of arguments and even conflicts as to how you go about it. And because of that it took us long to fill those 3 000 but I think the bureaucrats are now left with 500 to fill" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “So, what else are we doing in order to provide opportunities? The first thing is that we are continuing to push Treasury. Right now together with PSC, we have asked for 5 000 positions to be opened up. The Minister of Finance (and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube) is favourable, but I don’t know when they will give us the green light to recruit the 5 000,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “So that we solve these issues we must be honest with each other, isn’t it? We had 20 000 unemployed trained teachers until very recently. For a long period of time we have not had massive recruitment even though we have shortages,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “So what else are we doing in order to provide opportunities? The first thing is that we are continuing to push Treasury. Right now together with PSC, we have asked for 5 000 positions to be opened up. The Minister of Finance (and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube) is favourable but I don’t know when they will give us the green light to recruit the 5 000,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “So that we solve these issues we must be honest with each other isn’t? We had 20 000 unemployed trained teachers until very recently. For a long period of time we have not had massive recruitment even though we have shortages. I think we have shortages within our current schools of about 12 000 to 13 000. But because of the fiscal situation, Government said you can’t recruit,” External link

zimeye Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an issue that has generated a lot of interest among the MPs and this is the issue of exclusion on account of pregnancy, and the fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on section 75 of the Constitution, which speaks against discrimination,” “The current practice in our education system has it that if two Form Four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education, but the female student cannot, yet section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill” External link

newsday Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "I concede that the specific re-entry arrangements have to be done but those can be done as a Statutory Instrument, we cannot remove this provision within our amendment Bill," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "The fundamental basis of the inclusion of this issue is premised on Section 75 of the Constitution which speaks against discrimination. Current practice in our education system has it that if two form four learners have an affair and end up impregnating each other — the male student can continue with his education but the female student cannot. Section 75 of our Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender or sex and it is the basis upon which this item was included in our Bill. It is also on the basis of international practice and trends. We seem to be lonely as far as that is concerned," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Our standards have risen, we were once at 22, but we are now at 33 percent,” External link

herald Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Commission ) : “We should motivate and also bring confidence in them to help us achieve Agenda 2030. We are advancing together with them to the Public Service Commission to improve their standard of living,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Our learners, from those in boarding school, at least those we managed to reach, as well as day school learner are already receiving counseling," "Emergency funding has been availed to rehabilitate or reconstruct some schools, however, there are funding gaps" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "There is an Education Amendment Bill which is already before Parliament. Within that Bill, Government is moving to remove corporal punishment in our schools and that Bill is already before Parliament," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Yes, the ministry is currently seized with coming up with alternative ways in which we can maintain discipline within our schools without necessarily resorting to corporal punishment. So, indeed we are working on alternatives," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “There is an Education Amendment Bill which is already before Parliament. Within that Bill, Government is moving to remove corporal punishment in our schools and that Bill is already before Parliament,” External link

herald Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Yes, the ministry is currently seized with coming up with alternative ways in which we can maintain discipline within our schools without necessarily resorting to corporal punishment. So, indeed we are working on alternatives,” External link

herald Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The ministry has taken all necessary measures to ensure that the laboratory is used for its intended purpose. After the suspicion that there was toxic material, a committee worked together with Bulawayo City Council and Environment Management Agency in order to sanitise the situation to assure our learners and teachers for their safety, a detoxification exercise was conducted,” External link

newsday Monday, March 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Zimsec does not charge in foreign currency. The schools that charge in foreign currency are those writing Cambridge examinations. Zimsec itself is not charging US dollars so why would people be charged in foreign currency? This applies even to private schools writing Zimsec.” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The overall agenda for children learning in the 21st century is that in order for the world to survive and prosper in the new century, people will need to learn more and learn differently," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The overall agenda for children learning in the 21st century is that in order for the world to survive and prosper in the new century, people will need to learn more and learn differently,” External link

herald Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "What it means is that the Government has considered that among everything else that is going up, the education of our learners is very important, the right to education is very important. Within that context it was resolved that, if anything it should be Zimsec that should find efficiencies and areas in which they can contain costs in order to give some relief on the parents of our learners in that process ensuring that the right to education is preserved. So that was a very considerate position taken by Cabinet," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "What it means is that the Government has considered that among everything else that is going up, the education of our learners is very important, the right to education is very important. Within that context it was resolved that, if anything it should be Zimsec that should find efficiencies and areas in which they can contain costs in order to give some relief on the parents of our learners in that process ensuring that the right to education is preserved. So that was a very considerate position taken by Cabinet," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "I am aware of the specific schools in the province that registered 0% pass rate at Grade 7, but it is not just Matabeleland North, but the rest of this country," "What I am happy about is that it was a minute percentage of schools that did that. In Matabeleland North, if I am not mistaken, it should be about four schools that registered 0% pass rate" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I am aware of the specific schools in the province that registered 0% pass rate at Grade 7, but it is not just Matabeleland North, but the rest of this country,” “What I am happy about is that it was a minute percentage of schools that did that. In Matabeleland North, if I am not mistaken, it should be about four schools that registered 0% pass rate” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We didn’t just talk. We set up task teams which include representatives of teachers unions and people within the ministry to ensure that there is actual implementation of everything we agreed on. These task teams have different timelines on delivery. Some of them are immediate recommendations that have to go to other government departments. Others have long time frames but the majority of them I have said before the end of February I would like to see a report back to see how far we have gone in the implementation of these issues. I have said let us meet again before end of March so that we can review progress together,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 5, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima added : “We also said the unions themselves are part of national institutions, they should be guided by considerations of a bigger national interest and in this particular case it is the welfare of the learners that should guide them. We had disturbances because of the riots that took place and it ate into the learning time of our learners. We can not continue to lose time for our learners otherwise 2019 academic year will be a wash out. We are hopeful that the teachers around the nation will give this process a chance so that in 2019 we can ensure we have taken care of the welfare of our teachers and learners in the primary and secondary education sector,” External link

herald Tuesday, February 5, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "For sustainability, a committee has been set up at each level to focus on the cleanliness of their environment and maintain a high level of hygiene in all our institutions," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "For sustainability, a committee has been set up at each level to focus on the cleanliness of their environment and maintain a high level of hygiene in all our institutions," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 1, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “For sustainability, a committee has been set up at each level to focus on the cleanliness of their environment and maintain a high level of hygiene in all our institutions,” External link

herald Friday, February 1, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to advise the nation and all its stakeholders that learning should resume forthwith in all schools. We have assurance from Government that the safety of all learners in our schools is guaranteed," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Therefore parents and guardians should not worry when their children leave home going to school. I would like to encourage all schools to open and all children to go to school. The security forces will keep on protecting children so that children don't go missing," "As the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education we are notifying the nation to ignore messages saying school children should stay home until Monday. That it is falsehood and schools have no right to send children back home" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 18, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We want to provide quality education that is accessible; therefore, no child should be left behind,” External link

zimeye Friday, January 11, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The extent to which we have embraced Programme Based Budgeting (PBB) becomes questionable, and this has implications on our planning processes and the level of programme implementation of tasks,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I see a lot of questions than answers in this regard. We have to partake in the budget preparations and as soon as the budget is loaded in the system you should know how much is there, and align your plans with the resources that will be made available during the course of the year, make requests and start utilising funds,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This vision dovetails well with our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular SDG4, as their timeframes and tenets are similar. SDG4 is important in that it supports all the other 16 SDGs,” “It’s actually the stem of the ‘big tree’, the rest are branches and some may be fruits. Without quality education all the other SDGs may be difficult to achieve. An educated citizenry will be able to articulate all the other SDGs” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The success of the programme will not depend on Government efforts alone, but on a coordinated collaborative multi-stakeholder approach. It’s also a poverty reduction strategy,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The extent to which we have embraced Programme Based Budgeting (PBB) becomes questionable, and this has implications on our planning processes and the level of programme implementation of tasks,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “I see a lot of questions than answers in this regard. We have to partake in the budget preparations and as soon as the budget is loaded in the system you should know how much is there, and align your plans with the resources that will be made available during the course of the year, make requests and start utilising funds,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “This vision dovetails well with our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular SDG4, as their timeframes and tenets are similar. SDG4 is important in that it supports all the other 16 SDGs,” “It’s actually the stem of the ‘big tree’, the rest are branches and some may be fruits. Without quality education all the other SDGs may be difficult to achieve. An educated citizenry will be able to articulate all the other SDGs” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The success of the programme will not depend on Government efforts alone, but on a coordinated collaborative multi-stakeholder approach. It’s also a poverty reduction strategy,” External link

herald Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “You may be aware that the State has allocated $1,16 billion to education this year, the bulk of which covers salaries. The levies and fees then cover the gap that is left in administration as well as infrastructure development,” External link

newsday Monday, December 24, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We need to find a way to equitability,” External link

newsday Monday, December 24, 2018 7:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The law basically enjoins the State to progressively fund the learning of every child. " External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "The law will basically outlaw corporal punishment as way of disciplining a child," "We have to come up with alternative ways of disciplining and do away with canning" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 23, 2018 12:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The law will basically outlaw corporal punishment as way of disciplining a child,” “We have to come up with alternative ways of disciplining and do away with canning” External link

zimeye Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:27:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All modes of payment currently obtaining in Zimbabwe shall be accepted. For the avoidance of doubt, requests by schools for payment in specific currency are not acceptable,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima told : “Those who had already increased their fees for next year… this will be revoked as they have to follow the procedure of applying for the increment,” External link

zimeye Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima told : “Those who had already increased their fees for next year… this will be revoked as they have to follow the procedure of applying for the increment,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 21, 2018 12:20:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima told : "Those who had already increased their fees for next year… this will be revoked as they have to follow the procedure of applying for the increment," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, December 21, 2018 10:34:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Statutory Instrument 159A of 2007 gives the official requirements for the approval of fees. It’s recognised that the level of fees and levies charged reflect the economic environment and in the case of some schools, significant revenue is required following the withdrawal of the Government Teachers’ Grant to schools that previously received them,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 8:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Statutory Instrument 159A of 2007 gives the official requirements for the approval of fees. It’s recognised that the level of fees and levies charged reflect the economic environment and in the case of some schools, significant revenue is required following the withdrawal of the Government Teachers’ Grant to schools that previously received them,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 7:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All modes of payment currently obtaining in Zimbabwe shall be accepted for fees and levies settlement. For the avoidance of doubt, requests by schools for payment in a specific currency are not acceptable,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 7:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All schools are expected to ensure good governance, transparent, a corrupt -free processes in the management of schools,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 7:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Therefore, everything possible must be done in order to ensure that education is affordable,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 7:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima told : “Those who had already increased their fees for next year… this will be revoked as they have to follow the procedure of applying for the increment,” External link

newsday Friday, December 21, 2018 6:31:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All modes of payment currently obtaining in Zimbabwe shall be accepted. For the avoidance of doubt, requests by schools for payment in specific currency are not acceptable,” External link

zimeye Friday, December 21, 2018 2:04:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “All modes of payment currently obtaining in Zimbabwe shall be accepted. For the avoidance of doubt, requests by schools for payment in specific currency are not acceptable,” External link

zbc Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima wrote : "Spent this first week as the new Zimbabwe Minister of Primary and Secondary Education touching base with a variety of stakeholders whose ideas will be critical in smoothening the implementation of our updated curriculum. Been a very productive week. We put up a formal review team next week," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 11, 2017 8:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Lazarus Dokora ) : "There is no going back on the new curriculum and that should be clearly emphasised to the nation. This (curriculum) is not a product of Dr Dokora as an individual," "It's a Government policy aimed at aligning our education stands in line with international best practices which now focus on technical, engineering, art, mathematics, physical science with emphasis on public displays and our national pride as Zimbabweans. That is the essence of the new curriculum unless the nation wants us to go back to the 1990s," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 11, 2017 8:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said ( about Lazarus Dokora ) : "There is no going back on the new curriculum and that should be clearly emphasised to the nation. This is not or was it a product of Dr Dokora as an individual," "It's a Government policy aimed at aligning our education stands in line with international best practices which now focus of technical, engineering, art, mathematics, physical science with emphasis on public displays and our national pride as being Zimbabweans. That is the essence of the new curriculum unless the nation wants us to go back to the 1990s," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima told : "He was a hard worker, that work ethic is what I learnt from him. A lot of people misunderstood him. He was a visionary. He knew where he wanted to take the new curriculum," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 2:33:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We have done all the bidding, we have identified the contractors and we are now working on financial closure. The project will commence this month and we anticipate that it will take up to six months, according to the contractors,” External link

herald Friday, November 3, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “We are working with the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) on this project, who is our partner and financial advisor,” External link

herald Friday, November 3, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “Excellent headmasters are engaging in successful income-generating projects and using proceeds to further develop their schools. Vibrant school projects will aid infrastructure development such as school electrification, water and sanitation facilities and connectivity programmes,” External link

herald Friday, November 3, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : “The updated curriculum demands a school head who is always eager to learn and acquire new competencies and abilities, a positive attitude and ascribes to an impeccable set of values and professional standards,” External link

herald Friday, November 3, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "Media is sensationalising this matter because we are still in the consultative process. All factors regarding the implications of the move will be considered including the issue of workers you are referring to. Workers should remain calm," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 7:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "This is a clear indication of a violation of professional standards from both the teachers and the Ministry officials perpetrating the offences. It is a serious case of corruption and bribery which should be effectively dealt with because we have zero tolerance to corruption. Everyone who has knowledge about the scandal, but not taking action, will have to explain why they are not acting," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 26, 2016 2:21:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "At one of the schools, I had to personally call the school head asking him to rescind the decision to turn away children. It is a position that we have pronounced several times and each time we receive complaints we take decisive action," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:24:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "For example, in the true African sense, we do not have an extended family. If you have an uncle, he is your father. You can be raised by your uncle or your aunt," "We need to teach a grounded understanding of the African family. We are also teaching about problems that can be faced within the African family and who they can go to when they face problems," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Mavima said : "To know exactly what would happen to each and every one of the individuals who did not garner the 5 O-levels that are a requisite for advancement to A-level would be impossible, but the ministry working together with other ministries and other institutions has said that this country, our nation needs to move to where we do not necessarily say a person who has not garnered 5 O-levels has failed," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:44:00 PM EAT



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Edwin Mushoriwa said ( about Paul Mavima ) : "The school did not open (last week) because the developer, who barter-traded land with City of Harare in return for building part of the school, had not completed the job. The swap agreement was done around 2015, with a ground breaking by then Education minister Paul Mavima in 2018 and an undertaking the school would open in 2019," "Last year, they failed to honour their agreement and the community decided to force the opening of the school this year despite the incomplete structures" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Takavafira Zhou said ( about Paul Mavima ) : "PTUZ is not privy to Zimsec and teachers' agreement over the conduct and marking of November examinations … It is, therefore, clear that minister Mavima and Zimsec are deliberately snubbing PTUZ for reasons best known to them," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Takavafira Zhou said ( about Paul Mavima ) : “PTUZ is not privy to Zimsec and teachers’ agreement over the conduct and marking of November examinations … It is, therefore, clear that minister Mavima and Zimsec are deliberately snubbing PTUZ for reasons best known to them,” External link

newsday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Max Mkandla said ( about Paul Mavima ) : "Zimbabwe has been rated the highest in terms of education and people like Mavima are doctors and di not go through such a curriculum what is that is important in bringing Islamic in a Christian dominated nation?" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:39:00 AM EAT