NUST considers enrolling 20% foreign students to increase revenue for STEM studies

National University of Science and Technology (Nust) is considering enrolling 20% of foreign students to increase revenue for STEM studies which cost more than non-STEM degree courses. According to Nust’s 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s annual report a student undertaking any STEM studies spends $4 722 in consumables while non-STEM learners expenses amounted to $2 815.

Part of the report reads:

The increase in STEM enrolment to 70 percent which carries a higher cost structure — will require new interventions in order to ensure a balanced budget. A drive for international student’s enrolment in the region of 20 percent is one such initiative.

Nust’s revenues totalled to $40 718 636 against their expenditure of $43 373 728, resulting in a $ 2 655 092 deficit.

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National University of Science and Technology

National University of Science and Technology is a state owned tertiary institution located in Zimbabwe's second largest city Bulawayo in the Matabeleland province. The University is administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. It was the second university to be established in 1991... Read More About National University of Science and Technology

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