STEM scholarship a fraud: Minister Murwira

STEM scholarship a fraud: Minister Murwira

By Daniel Chigundu HIGHER and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira say the decision to pay school fees for high school pupils under the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program was a fraud. STEM was launched in 2016 by then Minister of Higher Education Professor Jonathan Moyo as a way of encouraging pupils to take up such subjects as science, technology and mathematics which were being shunned. Currently, there are about 10 495 beneficiaries of the program and last year ZimDef paid about US$3.9 million…

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Ratify BIPPAs: Italy

Ratify BIPPAs: Italy

By Ndafadza Madanha INORDINATE delays in the ratification of Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (BIPPAs) are scuttling efforts by the government to lure foreign direct investment according to Italian ambassador to Zimbabwe. Italy and Zimbabwe signed a bilateral agreement in 1999 however; Harare is yet to ratify the agreement causing unease to Italian investors. He says the new administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa should expeditiously move to ratify BIPPAs so as to provide investors with the necessary confidence. “Our BIPA with Zimbabwe is still to be ratified though it…

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