Govt Criticised Over Plans To Scrap “Useless” Degrees

4 years agoTue, 05 Mar 2019 04:57:17 GMT
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Govt Criticised Over Plans To Scrap “Useless” Degrees

Government has been criticised by civic society, human rights groups and students over plans to abolish what it termed “useless” degrees from State universities.

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions western region chairperson Ambrose Sibindi said the move might negatively impact those that have already acquired or are in the process of acquiring the qualifications. NewsDay reports Sibindi said ZCTU will engage the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights to challenge the decision in court. Said Sibindi:

Government approved these degrees and citizens invested money on the same, as they paid huge sums of money on fees. Some people are already in employment having used those degrees, the question is what is their fate now? They are in danger of losing their jobs or losing chances of promotion.

A student at the National University of Science and Technology, who spoke to NewsDay on condition of anonymity said the move is utter nonsense. South Africa-based human rights and political activist Fortune Mlalazi said government must introduce degrees with modern flair as an upgrade of those which they deem useless without affecting the graduands who acquired them.

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