Govt Seeks To Scrap Off ‘Useless’ Degrees At State Universities

Government is actively reviewing degrees offered by State universities in a bid to scrap off ‘irrelevant’ programmes responsible for creating idle’ graduates who do not have innovative skills.

Authorities want to remodel university curricula to improve the competitiveness of local tertiary qualifications

The Sunday Mail reports that Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (Zimche) has since been directed to audit all degrees at State universities.

Higher Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said the realignment was expected to be complete in time for the second semester (around August) this year.

“What we are doing is we have silently radically reformed higher and tertiary education since last year, after our skills audit,” said Prof Murwira.

“One of the things we did was to ensure that we have the Zimbabwe National Qualification Framework, which makes sure that our degrees equip graduates with knowledge and skill. We are, therefore, streamlining our education so that it results into that goal of producing goods and services.

“We have some degree programmes which, when one completes the studies, that person cannot even do what he has learnt.”

Prof Murwira said all degrees would be modelled according to the recommendations from the Zimbabwe National Qualification Framework.

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