The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development shuy down 250 colleges and schools for operating illegally.
This shut down is in accordance to the Manpower Planning and Development Act Chapter 28:02, Statutory Instruments 333 of 1996 and 26 of 2001.
In Bulwawayo 9 colleges were deregistered and 32 are said to be operating illegally in Bulawayo. Harare province has 119 institutions shut down. In Midlands 13 colleges were deregistered while 14 are said to be operating illegally.
The ministry said 20 institutions from Masvingo were closed for non-compliance with the Act.
In Bulwayo, Dominican Convent High School and Petra High School were sofferinghut down for offering certificates and diplomas without registering with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development. In Harare, Watershed College, Chisipite Senior School and St George’s High School were also shut down for the same reason.
- In a statement, the Ministry said:
“The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development is carrying out its mandate of inspecting private and independent training institutions to ensure that they are compliant with the Act. In this ongoing exercise, institutions in Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South provinces, Harare, Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland West, Masvingo and Midlands provinces have been inspected.
In this regard 41 Bulawayo schools are herein closed with immediate effect for non- compliance with the provisions of the said Act.”