12 degree programmes may become redundant in Zim due to technology disruption: Minister

Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Godfrey Gandawa has said that the government is working on revamping the country’s higher education curriculum. This is due to the fact that at least 12-degree programmes offered by the country’s universities may be redundant in Zimbabwe by 2040 due to technology disruption.

The programmes include:

  • Media and Society Studies
  • Political Science
  • Paralegal
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Psychology
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Economic History
  • Heritage
  • Pharmacy
  • History

Said Gandawa:

Reasons for the redundancy include; industrialisation, STEM education, modernisation, industrial internet of things, artificial intelligence and robotics.

There is a need to focus on advantages of technology innovation. Revamp the higher education curriculum to incorporate technological skills in all degree programmes, either arts or humanities. There is also a need to offer hybrid degrees that offer a diverse of careers rather than teaching programmes without specific diverse career paths

More: Sunday News

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One Comment on “12 degree programmes may become redundant in Zim due to technology disruption: Minister

  1. So are they going to provide additional courses for those already in the industry so that they are not retrenched due to incompetence during the industrialization etc.?

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