Education is a basic human right. Education is important in the socio-economic development of not only citizens of a nation, but for the development of nations as well. The education sector in Zimbabwe has gone through some changes since the attainment of Independence in 1980. Currently, the sector is faced with numerous challenges such as high costs of tuition fees, shortages of teaching materials such as books as well as a general decline in the standards of education.
It is against this background that this Human Rights Bulletin focuses on the right to education with a view to highlighting the government’s obligation in the realization of this right and exploring how this right is under threat in Zimbabwe. Also included in the discussion are the current problems affecting tertiary education in the country.