Former Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo has spoken out against his successor’s decision to scrap Ordinary Level Mathematics and English as prerequisites to study at colleges and universities. Moyo’s successor Professor Amon Murwira said that colleges and universities are now free to use their own discretion when enrolling students without the government stipulating the minimum entry requirements.
Speaking to The Standard, Moyo said,
All I can say for now it that it is daft and irresponsible not to require ‘O’ Level English and Mathematics as prerequisites for entry into tertiary or higher education. I did not initiate or make the policy on this. I found it and enforced it because it is progressive and is in the national interest if Zimbabwe is to produce the high-end skills needed for the country to industrialise and modernise.
The same goes for the Stem scholarships for ‘A’ Level students. I have seen illiterate and downright stupid arguments against those scholarships. I know this is going to be an election year, handeitione. The coup government is anti-people and anti-science.
Mnangagwa would rather have Jah Prayzah singing Kutonga Kwaro to promote Lacoste nonsense about Mnangagwa and his ill-fated regime rather than sing Stem Ngazviende Mberi to promote the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the country for prosperity into posterity.
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