Government warns it will close more universities

The government announced last week that it is planning to close several higher learning institutions after a preliminary inspection report indicated that some are below standard, writes Louis Kolumbia for The Citizen.

The Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Professor Joyce Ndalichako, told reporters last week that the government was evaluating a report on universities following an inspection conducted over the past month to verify the quality of the country's higher learning institutions.

"Already, the government has identified some that don't have the requisite qualities to provide university education. There are those which will be barred from offering certain courses," she said, adding: "Since the fifth government seeks to provide quality education to equip graduates with appropriate knowledge and skills that will provide the expected efficiency in workplaces, higher learning institutions is the area to which we should pay serious attention."
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