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ZIMCHE Webinar Series

Join us as we explore ‘best practices of online learning’ with a focus on teaching agricultural sciences on the 23rd of June 2022. To register simply click on the link below:

https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/jzfJcnTsJEyMJfoh8N5uLg,HiROYTeXKUOfPykVVFIs-g,MfpEUqp0RUeG-B3k_eYEig,_LdSbvxkzkGgsYdYmlTdzA,J_5fBh463EmfciT6FcPXqQ,FczKUjfZ5kuPZ56aDF8i4A?mode=read&tenantId=72c9378f-ec74-4c24-8c25-fa21f0de6e2e


Ministry of Higher Education ZW
Teaching Physical Sciences Online: Myth or Reality?

In the backdrop of the global COVID-19 (C19) pandemic and the resultant rapid adoption of digital solutions in many facets of life, many questions have emerged within the higher education landscape, particularly in low-income countries (LICs). Chief among these questions is whether online teaching and learning is a viable solution as traditional modes have become increasingly limited due to physical restrictions brought about by C19. This question is more critical with regards to teaching and learning in disciplines such as the physical sciences. For this reason, the Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education (ZIMCHE), under the auspices of its Health and Life Sciences Directorate, hosted a webinar on the 9th of June 2022 titled ‘Best Practices of Online Learning with a Focus on Teaching Physical Sciences’.

The webinar, which was part of an ongoing webinar series being organised by the ZIMCHE, drew participants from both the local and global higher education sectors to share experiences and discuss some of the challenges of online learning in the physical sciences. Participants explored the future of blended teaching and learning in the Zimbabwean context, especially in the physical sciences and exchanged notes on best practices, drawing from their varied experiences both locally and internationally.

In his presentation, the ZIMCHE Chief Executive Officer, Professor Kuzvinetsa P. Dzvimbo, said there was an urgent need for local academics and institutions of higher learning to reimagine and rethink issues of curriculum design and pedagogical approaches.

‘Right now, we are being asked to reimagine and rethink the way we design our curriculum and our pedagogical plans, and even the way we teach, assess and examine students’, said Prof. Dzvimbo.
The CEO highlighted the need to establish virtual communities of practice made up of academics and students. He further noted that in the context of C19, higher education institutions (HEIs) must transition from the more traditional teaching and learning methods to online modes using available ICTs.
‘COVID-19 had a negative impact on the smooth flow of traditional teaching and learning methods in our country and institutions. We must now be very innovative and disruptive by moving on to the utilisation of the affordances of ICTs in teaching and learning, and in how we assess and examine our students online and virtually,’ he said.

Webinar keynote speakers included Prof. Kevin Pitts, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada; Prof. Tukayi Kudanga, Durban University of Technology, South Africa; Prof. Emmanuel Mashonjowa, University of Zimbabwe; Dr Phuthi, National University of Science and Technology and Mr Shakemore Chinofunga, Chinhoyi University of Technology.

Presentations by the keynote speakers focused on critical aspects such as online learning management systems (LMS); teaching mathematics online; practitioner experiences on e-learning adoption, support and adaptation for STEM learning environments; the use of simulations in virtual and remote laboratories to enhance teaching and learning in the large science classes; and technology enhanced learning in the physical sciences with a focus on online assessments.

Among those who participated in the webinar were Professor Idah Sithole-Niang, an award-winning Biochemist and ZIMCHE Council Member, and Professor Felicity Gumbo, the Health and Life Sciences Chief Director at the ZIMCHE, as well as several other seasoned physical sciences academics and higher education administrators from various HEIs.


Ministry of Higher Education ZW
Good Governance is Key to National Development

The Corporate Governance Unit under the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) recently facilitated a two-day Induction and Training workshop for the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) and Management Training Bureau (MTB) Boards and Senior Management from 22-23 May 2022 in Kadoma. The workshop's main objective was to expose participants to critical corporate governance issues.

Speaking during the official opening of the workshop, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development (MHTEISTD), Honourable Professor (dr) Amon Murwira, said good governance is not an abstract or imported concept but is enshrined in Section 13 of the National Constitution that looks at National Development.

‘Good governance is not an abstract, imported concept … when we talk of good governance in Zimbabwe, we are talking about the constitutional dictates, what does the constitution say, what is the intention of our nation, where do we want to go, how do we want to achieve it? It must be ingrained within our laws and our national goals', said Minister Murwira.

He further highlighted that for Zimbabwe to achieve its ‘National Strategic Intent', that is, National Vision 2030, all government institutions must play their part by providing the requisite 'National Capability' through the ‘Configuration of Human Capital and other National Assets’.

Speaking on the first day of the workshop, Professor Fanuel Tagwira, the Permanent Secretary in the MHTEISTD, commended both the ZIMCHE and MTB Boards for their diverse composition, noting that their collective experience and success in academia, industry and commerce is essential to education and training.

In his presentation, the Secretary for State Enterprises Reform, Corporate Governance and Procurement in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Mr Willard L. Manungo, outlined the role of the Corporate Governance Unit (CGU) and highlighted that compliance with corporate governance principles as enshrined in the Public Entities Corporate Governance (PECG) Act [Chapter 10:31] by all state enterprises and parastatals would help to ensure the realisation of Vision 2030.

The ZIMCHE CEO, Professor Kuzvinetsa P. Dzvimbo, reiterated and reaffirmed the ZIMCHE's commitment to delivering on its mandate as enunciated by Minister Murwira and aptly captured under the Heritage-based Education 5.0 Philosophy and the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1).

Speaking at the close of the two-day workshop, Dr Raymore Machingura, the Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation Science and Technology Development, called on workshop participants to always act in the best interest of citizens in the ex*****on of their duties in line with the principles of good corporate governance.

Issues on discussion included 'Board Induction', 'Structure and Conduct of Board Meetings', 'Board Evaluation and the Role of the Company Secretary', the 'New Remuneration Framework', Transparency, Disclosure and Accountability', and 'Internal Audit and Risk Management'.

Among those who attended the workshop were the CGU Chief Director, Mr A. Choruma, the Director for Higher Education Programmes (HEPs) in the MHTEISTD, Dr D. Murekachiro, ZIMCHE Board Deputy Chairperson and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Professor P. Mapfumo who was also representing the Chairperson of the ZIMCHE Board, Professor Emeritus. N. M. Bhebe, Chairperson of the MTB Board, Ms O. Kava, and MTB CEO, Ms N Matshe.

Ministry of Higher Education ZW Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education
ZIMCHE Webinar Series

Join us as we explore ‘best practices of online learning’ with a focus on teaching physical sciences on the 9th of June 2022. To register simply click on the link below:
https://www.zimche.ac.zw/blog/webinar-on-best-practices-of-online-teaching-and-learning-special-focus-on-teaching-physical-sciences/


Ministry of Higher Education ZW
Higher Education Institutions Registered / Accredited with the ZIMCHE

https://www.zimche.ac.zw/overview/universities/

Public Notice

Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education
Happy Africa Day !!!

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar - Nnamdi Azikiwe

Day 2 of the ZIMCHE & MTB Induction Workshop

Issues on discussion include the ‘Structure and Conduct of Board Meetings’, ‘Board Evaluation and the Role of the Company Secretary’, and ‘Internal Audit and Risk Management’.

Ministry of Higher Education ZW Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education
Min. Murwira: Good Governance is not an Abstract or Imported Concept

Speaking during the official opening of the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) and Management Training Bureau (MTB) Boards and Senior Management Induction workshop in Kadoma, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Honourable Professor (dr) Amon Murwira, said good governance is not an abstract or imported concept but is enshrined in the national constitution.

The two-day induction workshop is being facilitated by the Corporate Governance Unit under the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC).

Ministry of Higher Education ZW
1 Day to go!!! ZIMCHE Webinar Series

Join us as we explore ‘best practices of online learning with a focus on online assessments for Life and Health Science Programmes on the 18th of May 2022. To register simply click on the link below:
https://teams.microsoft.com/.../jzfJcnTsJEyMJfoh8N5uLg...

Ministry of Higher Education ZW

The Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) is a quality assurance agency.The mandate of ZIMC

Photos from Africa University's post 20/10/2022

Photos from Africa University's post

Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) Client Satisfaction Survey 2022 20/10/2022

Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) Client Satisfaction Survey 2022

Client Satisfaction Survey😊😊☺️🙂🤔

Are you happy with our services? Let us know how you feel. We need your feedback on how best we can improve your experience with the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE)!

So help us to serve you better by taking a few minutes to complete this Client Satisfaction Survey.
Simply click on the link below to take the survey.

https://forms.gle/xhGvK6ssYPUJGnA86

Ministry of Higher Education ZW Bindura University of Science Education Chinhoyi University of Technology Great Zimbabwe University Gwanda State University Harare Institute of Technology Lupane State University Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences Marondera University Of Agricultural Sciences And Technology Midlands State University National University Of Science And Technology University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Open University Zimbabwe National Defence University Africa University Arrupe Jesuit University The Catholic University of Zimbabwe Reformed Church UniversitySolusi University Women's University in Africa Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) Client Satisfaction Survey 2022 We would like to hear your thoughts or feedback on how best we can improve your experience with the ZIMCHE! We would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete this Client Satisfaction Survey.

20/10/2022

We are Hiring

Your next career adventure is here!! We are looking for a Statistician or Data Analyst to join our team! To apply, follow the link: https://www.zimche.ac.zw/job/statistician-data-analyst/

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Photos from Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services's post

13/10/2022

📰📰New Executive Appointment📰📰

The Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE), Professor Emeritus N. M. Bhebe, and members of the ZIMCHE Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Wilson Parawira as the substantive ZIMCHE Deputy Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 September 2022.

The ZIMCHE Council and the entire Secretariat hereby extend hearty congratulations to Professor Parawira on his appointment and wish him all the success in his new role

Makorokoto, Amhlope, Congratulations!!

Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education

12/10/2022

Condolence Message

It is with great sadness that we advise of the untimely passing of Mrs Rosemary Mutasa-Muzah. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mutasa and Muzah families during this difficult time. May her soul rest in eternal peace!!

15/09/2022

Happy 80th Birthday, Your Excellency!!!

Ministry of Higher Education ZW Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services

Photos from Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education's post 13/09/2022

Zimbabwe Moves to Harmonise University Promotion Ordinances

The Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE), under the direction of the Ministry of Higher Education ZW is hosting a Harmonisation of University Promotion Ordinances Workshop at the Management Training Bureau (MTB) to standardise the criteria for academic staff grading and promotions. In his keynote address, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Professor Fanuel Tagwira, called on participants to remain rooted in the Heritage Based Education 5.0 Doctrine in coming up with the harmonised promotion ordinances.

Among those in attendance are university Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice Chancellors, Registrars, members of the ZIMCHE secretariat, and quality assurance directors from various universities across the country.

Photos from Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education's post 31/08/2022

Day 3 of 2022 visit us Council for Higher Education, we are in the Robbie Mupawose Hall, adjacent to the ZAS offices.

Ministry of Higher Education ZW

27/08/2022

Happy 80th Birthday, Professor Emeritus N. M. Bhebe !!!

Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education

18/08/2022

First SAQAN Webinar

Join the Southern African Quality Assurance Network (SAQAN) & the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) as we explore ‘Data Collection, Analysis, and Use of Data Analytics in Quality Assurance' on the 24th of August 2022. To register simply click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P0NG-BmZSp2tWq9mzP6V3Q


Ministry of Higher Education ZW

08/08/2022

Remembering our Heroines and Heroes!!!

Quality Assurance in Higher Higher Education!!!


Ministry of Higher Education ZW Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services

Photos from Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education's post 03/08/2022

ZIMCHE Assesses Facilities and Resources at Africa University

A delegation led by the Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education (ZIMCHE) and comprising various seasoned peer reviewers and professional experts, among them, members of the Law Society of Zimbabwe and the Council for Legal Education (CLE), conducted a physical assessment of facilities and resources at Africa University (AU) in Mutare, for the accreditation of the institution’s proposed two new programmes.

More details to follow!!!


Ministry of Higher Education ZW

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Photos from Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services's post

16/06/2022

ZIMCHE Webinar Series

Join us as we explore ‘best practices of online learning’ with a focus on teaching agricultural sciences on the 23rd of June 2022. To register simply click on the link below:

https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/jzfJcnTsJEyMJfoh8N5uLg,HiROYTeXKUOfPykVVFIs-g,MfpEUqp0RUeG-B3k_eYEig,_LdSbvxkzkGgsYdYmlTdzA,J_5fBh463EmfciT6FcPXqQ,FczKUjfZ5kuPZ56aDF8i4A?mode=read&tenantId=72c9378f-ec74-4c24-8c25-fa21f0de6e2e


Ministry of Higher Education ZW

10/06/2022

Teaching Physical Sciences Online: Myth or Reality?

In the backdrop of the global COVID-19 (C19) pandemic and the resultant rapid adoption of digital solutions in many facets of life, many questions have emerged within the higher education landscape, particularly in low-income countries (LICs). Chief among these questions is whether online teaching and learning is a viable solution as traditional modes have become increasingly limited due to physical restrictions brought about by C19. This question is more critical with regards to teaching and learning in disciplines such as the physical sciences. For this reason, the Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education (ZIMCHE), under the auspices of its Health and Life Sciences Directorate, hosted a webinar on the 9th of June 2022 titled ‘Best Practices of Online Learning with a Focus on Teaching Physical Sciences’.

The webinar, which was part of an ongoing webinar series being organised by the ZIMCHE, drew participants from both the local and global higher education sectors to share experiences and discuss some of the challenges of online learning in the physical sciences. Participants explored the future of blended teaching and learning in the Zimbabwean context, especially in the physical sciences and exchanged notes on best practices, drawing from their varied experiences both locally and internationally.

In his presentation, the ZIMCHE Chief Executive Officer, Professor Kuzvinetsa P. Dzvimbo, said there was an urgent need for local academics and institutions of higher learning to reimagine and rethink issues of curriculum design and pedagogical approaches.

‘Right now, we are being asked to reimagine and rethink the way we design our curriculum and our pedagogical plans, and even the way we teach, assess and examine students’, said Prof. Dzvimbo.
The CEO highlighted the need to establish virtual communities of practice made up of academics and students. He further noted that in the context of C19, higher education institutions (HEIs) must transition from the more traditional teaching and learning methods to online modes using available ICTs.
‘COVID-19 had a negative impact on the smooth flow of traditional teaching and learning methods in our country and institutions. We must now be very innovative and disruptive by moving on to the utilisation of the affordances of ICTs in teaching and learning, and in how we assess and examine our students online and virtually,’ he said.

Webinar keynote speakers included Prof. Kevin Pitts, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada; Prof. Tukayi Kudanga, Durban University of Technology, South Africa; Prof. Emmanuel Mashonjowa, University of Zimbabwe; Dr Phuthi, National University of Science and Technology and Mr Shakemore Chinofunga, Chinhoyi University of Technology.

Presentations by the keynote speakers focused on critical aspects such as online learning management systems (LMS); teaching mathematics online; practitioner experiences on e-learning adoption, support and adaptation for STEM learning environments; the use of simulations in virtual and remote laboratories to enhance teaching and learning in the large science classes; and technology enhanced learning in the physical sciences with a focus on online assessments.

Among those who participated in the webinar were Professor Idah Sithole-Niang, an award-winning Biochemist and ZIMCHE Council Member, and Professor Felicity Gumbo, the Health and Life Sciences Chief Director at the ZIMCHE, as well as several other seasoned physical sciences academics and higher education administrators from various HEIs.


Ministry of Higher Education ZW

Photos from Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education's post 02/06/2022

Good Governance is Key to National Development

The Corporate Governance Unit under the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) recently facilitated a two-day Induction and Training workshop for the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) and Management Training Bureau (MTB) Boards and Senior Management from 22-23 May 2022 in Kadoma. The workshop's main objective was to expose participants to critical corporate governance issues.

Speaking during the official opening of the workshop, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development (MHTEISTD), Honourable Professor (dr) Amon Murwira, said good governance is not an abstract or imported concept but is enshrined in Section 13 of the National Constitution that looks at National Development.

‘Good governance is not an abstract, imported concept … when we talk of good governance in Zimbabwe, we are talking about the constitutional dictates, what does the constitution say, what is the intention of our nation, where do we want to go, how do we want to achieve it? It must be ingrained within our laws and our national goals', said Minister Murwira.

He further highlighted that for Zimbabwe to achieve its ‘National Strategic Intent', that is, National Vision 2030, all government institutions must play their part by providing the requisite 'National Capability' through the ‘Configuration of Human Capital and other National Assets’.

Speaking on the first day of the workshop, Professor Fanuel Tagwira, the Permanent Secretary in the MHTEISTD, commended both the ZIMCHE and MTB Boards for their diverse composition, noting that their collective experience and success in academia, industry and commerce is essential to education and training.

In his presentation, the Secretary for State Enterprises Reform, Corporate Governance and Procurement in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Mr Willard L. Manungo, outlined the role of the Corporate Governance Unit (CGU) and highlighted that compliance with corporate governance principles as enshrined in the Public Entities Corporate Governance (PECG) Act [Chapter 10:31] by all state enterprises and parastatals would help to ensure the realisation of Vision 2030.

The ZIMCHE CEO, Professor Kuzvinetsa P. Dzvimbo, reiterated and reaffirmed the ZIMCHE's commitment to delivering on its mandate as enunciated by Minister Murwira and aptly captured under the Heritage-based Education 5.0 Philosophy and the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1).

Speaking at the close of the two-day workshop, Dr Raymore Machingura, the Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation Science and Technology Development, called on workshop participants to always act in the best interest of citizens in the ex*****on of their duties in line with the principles of good corporate governance.

Issues on discussion included 'Board Induction', 'Structure and Conduct of Board Meetings', 'Board Evaluation and the Role of the Company Secretary', the 'New Remuneration Framework', Transparency, Disclosure and Accountability', and 'Internal Audit and Risk Management'.

Among those who attended the workshop were the CGU Chief Director, Mr A. Choruma, the Director for Higher Education Programmes (HEPs) in the MHTEISTD, Dr D. Murekachiro, ZIMCHE Board Deputy Chairperson and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Professor P. Mapfumo who was also representing the Chairperson of the ZIMCHE Board, Professor Emeritus. N. M. Bhebe, Chairperson of the MTB Board, Ms O. Kava, and MTB CEO, Ms N Matshe.

Ministry of Higher Education ZW Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education

01/06/2022

ZIMCHE Webinar Series

Join us as we explore ‘best practices of online learning’ with a focus on teaching physical sciences on the 9th of June 2022. To register simply click on the link below:
https://www.zimche.ac.zw/blog/webinar-on-best-practices-of-online-teaching-and-learning-special-focus-on-teaching-physical-sciences/


Ministry of Higher Education ZW

31/05/2022

Higher Education Institutions Registered / Accredited with the ZIMCHE

https://www.zimche.ac.zw/overview/universities/

31/05/2022

Public Notice

Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education

25/05/2022

Happy Africa Day !!!

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar - Nnamdi Azikiwe

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Day 2 of the ZIMCHE & MTB Induction Workshop

Issues on discussion include the ‘Structure and Conduct of Board Meetings’, ‘Board Evaluation and the Role of the Company Secretary’, and ‘Internal Audit and Risk Management’.

Ministry of Higher Education ZW Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education

Photos from Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education's post 23/05/2022

Min. Murwira: Good Governance is not an Abstract or Imported Concept

Speaking during the official opening of the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) and Management Training Bureau (MTB) Boards and Senior Management Induction workshop in Kadoma, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Honourable Professor (dr) Amon Murwira, said good governance is not an abstract or imported concept but is enshrined in the national constitution.

The two-day induction workshop is being facilitated by the Corporate Governance Unit under the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC).

Ministry of Higher Education ZW

Photos from Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education's post 17/05/2022

1 Day to go!!! ZIMCHE Webinar Series

Join us as we explore ‘best practices of online learning with a focus on online assessments for Life and Health Science Programmes on the 18th of May 2022. To register simply click on the link below:
https://teams.microsoft.com/.../jzfJcnTsJEyMJfoh8N5uLg...

Ministry of Higher Education ZW

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Dr Murekachiro Visits ZIMCHE

The Director for Higher Education Programmes (HEPs) in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Dr Dennis Murekachiro, visited the Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education (ZIMCHE) on the 12th of May 2022 as part of efforts aimed at gaining insight into the operations of the ZIMCHE. The visit also sought to establish linkages and ways through which the Higher Education Programmes department can assist the ZIMCHE to ensure that it continues to effectively deliver on its mandate.

In his remarks, Dr Murekachiro said in line with the National Development Strategy (NDS) 1 and Vision 2030, the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development had declared 2022 a year of action. He noted that everyone has a part to play in the drive to modernise and industrialise the nation through the heritage-based Education 5.0 philosophy.

“In alignment with NDS 1 as well as Vision 2030, we are driving for the modernisation and industrialisation of our nation, and this calls for action, action and action. The Ministry has declared 2022 a year of action, a year of running, and this calls for complete action from every individual,” he said.

The Director further emphasised the need to heighten cooperation between the ZIMCHE and his Department.

“As an arm of the Ministry, we want to work together to ensure that the quality of education within our institutions is top-notch, and I believe this is where we find much common ground,” said Dr Murekachiro.

Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education, Chief Executive Officer, Professor Kuzvinetsa P. Dzvimbo expressed gratitude to Dr Murikachiro and his team for visiting and engaging with members of the ZIMCHE to get a first-hand perspective of the organisation.

During his brief to the Director, Professor Dzvimbo outlined the ZIMCHE’s mandate and critical functions. He also highlighted how digital changes in the higher education landscape accelerated by the advent of COVID-19 have also meant that the ZIMCHE has had to evolve to play a more critical role in the determination and maintenance of online standards for teaching, learning, examinations, and research.

“When we were established, I don’t think our forefathers or mothers had an idea that e-learning or online teaching and learning would be a key area in our higher education system. But now, online teaching and learning, online assessment and examinations are key areas in the work that universities do. By that very fact, one of ZIMCHE’s key areas is to look at the quality assurance of online teaching and learning, online assessment and examinations of students in our institutions”, said Prof. Dzvimbo.

As part of his inaugural visit, Dr Murekachiro, who was accompanied by the Deputy Director, Ms Maria Adriano and Mrs Nerissa Samukange an Officer in the HEPs department, met with members of the ZIMCHE Executive Management, who apprised him of the functions of their respective directorates and units.

Ministry of Higher Education ZW

16/05/2022

ZIMCHE Webinar Series

Join us as we explore ‘best practices of online learning with a focus on online assessments for Life and Health Science Programmes on the 18th of May 2022. To register simply click on the link below:

https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/jzfJcnTsJEyMJfoh8N5uLg,HiROYTeXKUOfPykVVFIs-g,MfpEUqp0RUeG-B3k_eYEig,IMnXLIBz8EWeTyvdguVe-g,XQgGAVK9sky6eZ29fEg2jw,GMAcVId1dEKH2B1QvAJnig?mode=read&tenantId=72c9378f-ec74-4c24-8c25-fa21f0de6e2e


Ministry of Higher Education ZW

Photos from Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education's post 28/04/2022

Day 3 of we had the pleasure of hosting our touch bearer, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Honourable Professor (dr) Amon Murwira (MP).

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It's a wrap!! Day 2 of ended on a high note with a visit from the Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Honourable Raymore Machingura.

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27/04/2022

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18/04/2022

Celebrating 42 Years of Independence

15/04/2022

“The great gift of Easter is hope.” —Basil C. Hume

Happy Holidays

08/03/2022

Happy International Women's Day

Celebrating Women and Girls in Higher Education

07/03/2022

Collaboration Key in Enhancing Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Lesotho Council on Higher Education (CHE) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Ntoi Litšabako, says collaboration is crucial in strengthening quality assurance in higher education.

Speaking during a five-day benchmarking visit from 28 February to 4 March 2022, Dr Ntoi said the challenges faced by the CHE Lesotho were similar to those faced by the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) and other regional higher education quality assurance agencies.

"One of the things I have found so far is that the challenges that I thought were facing Lesotho alone are actually some of the challenges that you have here … The issue of financing, If you have an institution that is highly dependent on government subvention, it's not a plus because then it becomes very difficult for you to expand and be able to effectively carry out your mandate, and that is a similar problem that we have in Lesotho", she said.

Dr Ntoi said there is a need for quality assurance bodies to find ways of mobilising third stream income to complement government funding. She noted that it is possible to overcome universal challenges such as funding and heavy workloads through collaborative benchmarking and sharing experiences.

"I think it is very necessary for us to collaborate and that collaboration must be underpinned by sharing strategy, expertise and even standards in quality assurance."

The CHE Lesotho CEO also applauded the direction of Zimbabwe's higher education system informed by the Heritage Based Education 5.0 Doctrine and driven by the incisive and highly competent leadership of the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Professor dr Amon Murwira.

"There are a lot of things that I am taking home. I have been very impressed with the quality assurance processes and mechanisms employed in this country and the understanding that professionals in the institutions of higher learning have with regards to quality assurance".

"One of the most impressive things about Zimbabwe is that its education is highly coordinated, the Education 5.0 policy is remarkable, to have such direction shows leadership at its best … it is something to emulate … when you look at its centrality on heritage, and then you look at its pillars which include innovation, industrialisation, teaching and learning, you can see that this is what should be embedded in our curriculum design from preschool to university… it is power, and this is something that I am taking with me", said the CEO.

Dr Ntoi's visit to Zimbabwe was an opportunity for the CHE Lesotho and the ZIMCHE to exchange notes on a wide range of topical issues in quality assurance in higher education, including best practices and quality assurance standards, particularly in the face of rapidly digitalising higher education systems. The CHE Lesotho and ZIMCHE have enjoyed mutual cooperation over the years. At one point, students from Lesotho came to Zimbabwe to complete their medical studies at the University of Zimbabwe. The two agencies also have common membership of several regional and international quality assurance bodies.

Dr Ntoi is a seasoned educationist and administrator with a wealth of experience in curriculum design and evaluation. She holds a PhD in Curriculum Evaluation (science education) from the University of Western Cape, South Africa. She was appointed the CHE Lesotho CEO in 2020, and before that, she was CEO of the Examinations Council of Lesotho. Her experience in education spans over three and a half decades.

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An educational organization dedicated to educating and inspiring our youth through chess.

Core Dance Studios Core Dance Studios
Shaftesbury Ave, Cranborne Park.
Harare, 263

Hip-Hop Master Classes

Shiriyedenga Primary School Shiriyedenga Primary School
Zvimba Street, Glen Norah A
Harare, +263

i luv my primary school!"Shiri Shiri!The sky is our Limit"

Lusitania Primary School Zimbabwe Lusitania Primary School Zimbabwe
55 Cleveland Road , Greendale
Harare

BOOST Fellowship BOOST Fellowship
12th Floor Cyrex Building , Joina City
Harare

Cultivating Possibility Oriented Living

Tashinga Primary School Harare-Since 1971 Tashinga Primary School Harare-Since 1971
Mutsumwarumwa Cresent
Harare

Official Old Students Page Since 1971

Students in Action Zimbabwe(SIAZ) Students in Action Zimbabwe(SIAZ)
Off Trojan Road/Chimurenga Rd Bindura
Harare

The main objective of this organization will be to encourage youth particularly the students studyin

GLEN VIEW 4 PRIMARY SCHOOL GLEN VIEW 4 PRIMARY SCHOOL
P.O BOX GV22 GLEN VIEW
HARARE, 00263

Lleemon Publishers Lleemon Publishers
3 Matthew Close, Avondale
Harare

Publish educational and motivational books.

ZAGH Ossy Academy German School ZAGH Ossy Academy German School
67 Blakeway Drive ,Belvedere,Harare
Harare, 00263

Ossy Academy in Collaboration with ZAGH is a German language school and a recruiting Agency in Harare