As announced previously, government was reconsidering tertiary courses that require O Level Mathematics. The chairperson of the Higher Education Examination Council (Hexco), Dr Desire Sibanda, issued a directive to polytechnics notifying them that Ordinary Level Mathematics will no longer be required for 30 courses.
This follows Minister of Higher Education Amon Murwira’s decision to cancel Mathematics and English as prerequisites for students to enter tertiary education.
The 30 courses are as follows:
Human Resources Management
Health Information Science
Library and Information Science
Theology and Pastoral Ministry
Purchasing and Supply Management
Health Services Management
Applied Art and Design
Design and Construction
Leather and Allied Manufacturing Technology
Food and Beverage Management
Tourism and Hospitality
Design for Multi-Media