Minister berates professors for failing to publish books

Zimbabwe’s Higher Education Minister Amon Murwira has laid into university professors for failing to write relevant books and literature in order to realign curricula to proffer solutions to national challenges, writes James Muonwa for New Zimbabwe.

Speaking during the official opening of Chinhoyi University of Technology’s fifth international conference and 20th anniversary celebrations on Monday 13 February, Murwira revealed that an undisclosed amount of money running into millions of United States dollars was lying idle at his office, yet the same academics complain of ill-equipped libraries.

“For the past three years l have had money for literature development by academics and l wrote to vice-chancellors to say anybody who has a book, please, we have money … nobody took it, nobody. I have evidence,” said Murwira. He explained that students were also disinterested in penning literature and the only funds they applied for, were for international travel.
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