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A Level Science Subjects Results Dismal, Moyo Blames Murwira For Shutting Down Science Hub (STEM)

  • we sounded the alarm & introduced the STEM Initiave in 2016 when we learnt only 2,500 A-Level students were passing sciences with a grade of C or better to do STEM degrees, and foreign varsities were scouting most of these, leaving ours competing for a paltry!
  • “This is precisely what the 10-year A-Level STEM Initiave we introduced in 2016 sought to address. In just two years, the Initiative had started making a difference & a solid foundation for STEM strategy was clearly being laid. Personal hatred against us killed the Initiative!”

ZIMSEC released the ‘A’ Level 2019 exam results with a mere  5,610 of 17,749 candidates who sat Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics successful.

This has sounded an alarm across the nation and many people are disappointed.

How can vision 2030 be achieved without proper Science and technology innovations?

Former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Proffessor Jonathan Moyo has no kind words for those who shut downsuch programs as the  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in 2017 when he introduced a new curriculum.

“This is precisely what the 10-year A-Level STEM Initiave we introduced in 2016 sought to address. In just two years, the Initiative had started making a difference & a solid foundation for STEM strategy was clearly being laid. Personal hatred against us killed the Initiative!” Moyo says.

He criticised Prof Amon Murwira’s decision to shut down the facility.

STEM HUB

“As part of the A-Level STEM Initiave; designed to grow the A-Level pool of university-bound students for STEM degrees at varsities like UZ, NUST, HIT, CUT, BUSE, we built this👇🏿#STEMHUB in Harare, completed in Nov 2017 but spitefully shut down by Amon Murwira after the coup!” Moyo further claims.

STEM Competition

However, STEM was relaunched in 2018.

Zimbabwe Situation is quoted as saying, ‘….on the sidelines of the official launch of the Science and Mathematics Secondary Teachers Training programme in Gweru last week(July, 2018), Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said the Government was re-introducing STEM which starts by  capacitating teachers in the field of Science and Mathematics.”

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