Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) in conjunction with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is scheduled to relaunch Ordinary and Advanced level evening classes.
The programme which was abandoned five years ago will accommodate youths from the community who are not in the school system and will focus on subjects which people find difficult in such as mathematics and science.
Speaking during the relaunch, BUSE Dean, Faculty of Science Education Professor Rudhumbu said the evening classes will assist learners so that they can be accepted at tertiary institutions.
“Most people have problems with mathematics, so these are the subjects that we want to assist those intending to go to tertiary institutions. We have staff, most of them with PhDs whom we think can teach these subjects and do justice to this program of assisting people from Mashonaland Central,” he said.
Professor Rudhumbu said the University has adequate science equipment for learning experiments at its disposal and is willing to assist institutions and schools that need the equipment.
He said languages and communication subjects will be handled by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities while all the lessons will be conducted at the town campus because of its centrality.
Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Acting Deputy Provincial Education Director for Mashonaland Central province Dr Mangwiro said the idea was good as it would complement the ministry’s emphasis on informal education which is failing to take off.
“We are so happy about it, we will notify the community. The area you are talking about is the one that we are thirst about as a ministry,” he said.