Greener Journal of Education and Training Studies Vol. 2 (1), pp. 020-024, March 2014.
ISSN: 2354-225X © 2013 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 021714111
Challenges Facing University Education in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Open University, Mashonaland Central Region P. Bag 984, Bindura, Zimbabwe.
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This study sought to find out the challenges faced by universities in Zimbabwe. Data were collected through the use of an open-ended questionnaire, from a sample of 20 academics in three universities in Zimbabwe. All the respondents included Deans of faculties, Chairpersons and Programme Leaders. The data were qualitatively analyzed. The findings revealed that universities were facing challenges in research and publication, quality assurance, loss of qualified and experienced staff, high student dropouts, and lack of funding. The recommendations are that industry and commerce need to assist universities in funding and collaborative research. Public and private partnerships could assist in quality assurance in their operations.
Keywords: Challenges, University Education.