Sub-standard universities will be closed, warns minister

The Mozambican government has repeated its warning that sub-standard institutions of higher education will be forced to close down if they do not improve their performance by October, reports Mozambique News Agency.

The warning came last week from the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Jorge Nhambiu. Cited in last Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily Noticias, Nhambiu said there are 28 university-level institutions which do not meet the legally required conditions to operate.

They have been forbidden to enrol any new students in the 2018 academic year, and if their conditions are still inadequate by October they will be closed down definitively. There are 52 institutions of higher education in Mozambique, most of them privately owned. Over half of them are now under threat.
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