The government has revealed that a satellite teachers college for Matebeleland North Province has been set at Hwange.
The development, as government authorities say, is the government’s effort to ensure that every province has a tertiary learning institution.
Speaking to the Chronicle in an interview after the Hillside Teachers’ College graduation last Friday, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Permanent Secretary, Professor Fanuel Tagwira said:
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The chiefs have been talking about having a college in Matabeleland North. If you look at our country you’ll realise that every province in Zimbabwe has at least one tertiary institution, a teachers’ college or a polytechnic, except for Matabeleland North and Mashonaland West.
So we’ve started with Matabeleland North. United College of Education (UCE) has set up a satellite college in Hwange. The satellite college is already operational with 150 students who are already studying and 65 percent of them are from Matabeleland North.
He also revealed government plans to make the college a fully-fledged one. Tagwira added that although the college targets to make sure that local residents benefit, having students learning at institutions far away from their homes was important for diversity.
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