A college in Bulawayo called Dominican Convent High School is among the 251 private colleges that were closed by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development for operating illegally.
Nine colleges were deregistered and 32 are said to be operating illegally in Bulawayo. Of the 251 that were closed, 119 were from Harare province. The institutions fell foul of the Manpower Planning and Development Act Chapter 28:02, Statutory Instruments 333 of 1996 and 26 of 2001.
Colleges that were closed in Bulawayo are Dominican Convent High School and Petra High School which were offering certificates and diplomas without registering with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development. Colleges that were closed in Harare are; Watershed College, Chisipite Senior School and St George’s High School. Girls College, Foundation College (Annexe), City College of Computers are cited as operating illegally.