Edgar Moyo

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Edgar Moyo
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Born1962
Kezi

Edgar Moyo is Zimbabwean politician and educationist. He is the current Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

Background

Moyo was born in 1962 at Kezi Hospital and grew up at Halale, an area close to Njelele Shrine. After his primary education at local schools he proceeded to Tennyson Hlabangana High School in Hope Fountain in 1976 where he did his Form One up to Three in 1978. While in Form Three in February 1978 he abandoned school and crossed the border to Botswana to join military training for the war in Rhodesia.

In Botswana’s Selebi-Phikwe he was deployed in the Zapu education department to teach other recruits who were awaiting to be sent to Zambia for training. He was also deployed in the commissariat department dealing with issues of political education.

After the ceasefire he returned home in 1980 and later on returned to Tennyson Hlabangana to complete his Ordinary Level.

After completing his O Level, After Moyo was employed as a temporary teacher at Homestead School in Kezi.

Education

In 1983 he enrolled at Hillside Teachers College to train as a secondary school teacher where he majored in English and also did music as his second major. He studied for a degree in Education Management with the University of Pretoria.

He attained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with ZOU in 2011.

In 2018, Moyo was a PhD candidate with the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU).

Career

After teacher training in 1987 Moyo taught briefly at Mzingwane High School and was moved to Lubhangwe Secondary School in Kezi and since there was a serious shortage of secondary school teachers he was appointed the acting head.

He then headed a number of secondary schools in Kezi such as Whitewater, St Sebastian (Sigangatsha), Ratanyana, Sontala and finally Silozwi where he retired at the end of July 2017.

In Zimta he rose through the ranks, rising to the position of national treasurer in 2008, a position he left upon his retirement last year. During his time in Zimta he was in the National Joint Negotiating Council for the education sector and in 2014 was appointed board member of Zimsec and served until 2017.

Moyo served in the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) as a board member, Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) as its national treasurer while he also sat on the finance committee of the Southern African Teachers Organisation.

Business

Moyo is a cattle rancher in Kezi.

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