Govt reverses Prof Moyo’s polytechs degree policy

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Govt reverses Prof Moyo’s polytechs degree policy

Government has reversed a policy introduced by former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo to introduce degrees in teachers’ colleges and polytechnics.

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This policy somersault emerged at a meeting between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and vice chancellors of universities and college principals at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).

Higher Education minister Amon Murwira said there was no need for polytechnics to offer degree programmes.

“We have had calls of polytechnics and teachers’ colleges trying to offer degrees and we are saying no.Government has reversed a policy introduced by former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo to introduce degrees in teachers’ colleges and polytechnics.

This policy somersault emerged at a meeting between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and vice chancellors of universities and college principals at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).

Higher Education minister Amon Murwira said there was no need for polytechnics to offer degree programmes.

“We have had calls of polytechnics and teachers’ colleges trying to offer degrees and we are saying no.