Bindura University of Science Education hosted the Zimbabwe National Qualification Framework (ZNQF) sensitization workshop on the 9th of April 2019 at the Faculty of Science Education, Multi-purpose hall.
The Zimbabwe National Qualification Framework was launched by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency, Cde E.D Mnangagwa on the 11th of July 2018 at the Rainbow Towers in Harare.
The National Qualification Framework is a document that dictates that all tertiary institutions must embrace the need to have degree programmes that have 70-80% overlap on the core courses.
The function was organized by the Zimbabwe Council for Higher and Education (ZIMCHE) and involved all tertiary institutions that award certificates, diplomas and degrees around Mashonaland Central Province. These included Bindura University of Science Education, Zimabwe Ezekiel Guti University, Madziva Teachers College, Zimbabwe Open University and the Healthy Training Schools.
Dr A. M. Tirivangana, the Acting Principal Director Registration and Accreditation for ZIMCHE advised all institutions to revise their entry requirements in line with the qualification framework.
Dr Tirivangana gave a rundown of the importance of ZNQF.
‘ZNQF improves international comparability of qualifications, helps in addressing concerns about parity of qualification, facilitates access to, and mobility and progression within education training and career paths across national boundaries.’ said Dr Tirivangana.
The vision of the ZNQF is Heritage Based Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development for a competitive, modernized and industrialized Zimbabwe by 2030.
Dr Tirivangana encouraged all the institutions to work together to advance tertiary education.