Four new state universities to open

Government has approved the opening of four new state universities countrywide in a move expected to consolidate Zimbabwe’s position as one of the countries with the highest number of institutions of higher learning in the region and beyond, writes Martha Leboho Masvingo for The Herald.

Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said some of the universities have already started enrolling students. The four universities were Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Gwanda State University, Manicaland University of Applied Sciences and the Pan-African Minerals University of Science and Technology.

The minister said his ministry’s priority was to strengthen the learning and application of science in the country. “We want graduates who are innovative. You should create names for jobs that do not have names today. We grew up knowing that there is a teacher because someone named the job before us, let’s also be innovative and create jobs with new names,” he said.
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