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Jonathan Moyo to increase State universities

by Staff reporter
27 Sep 2015 at 13:15hrs | Views
The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Jonathan Moyo says the country is undergoing major transformation in higher education with the number of state universities anticipated to increase by three to 14 by next year.
Following his re-assignment to the higher education portfolio, Professor Moyo has embarked on a familiarisation tour to have a better appreciation of the prevailing situation at institutions of higher learning.

His first port of call in Manicaland was Africa University followed by Mutare Polytechnic.

Professor Moyo, who was leading senior education officials, toured Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences, currently incubated under Midlands State University (MSU), Mutare Teachers College before winding up his tour at Marymount Teachers College.

Professor Moyo was briefed by the Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor for MSU College of Applied Sciences Professor Albert Chahwanda of the strides which have been made towards establishing Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences.

More than one million dollars has been used to set up infrastructure with 164 students already enrolled.

Professor Moyo commended the MSU for its national contribution in setting up structures for Manicaland State University.

A bill for the establishment of the university is expected soon to be tabled in parliament for debate.

Once it becomes fully operational Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences will have multi campus in different districts.

More than $2 million is required to put additional infrastructure at the Fern Hill campus in Mutare.

Besides the Manicaland university, two other universities will be established in Matabeleland South and in Mashonaland East.

Source - zbc