THE government has deregistered 126 colleges countrywide, with Harare topping the list with 102 colleges having been shut down.
By Staff Reporter
In addition, the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development in a statement said 171 colleges nationally were operating illegally and were also shut down.
According to a statement, the deregistered colleges had reportedly failed to comply with the Manpower Planning and Development Act after an inspection by education authorities.
“In this ongoing exercise, institutions in Harare metropolitan, Bulawayo metropolitan, Manicaland, Masvingo, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Mashonaland Central Provinces, have been inspected and during the inspection exercise the institutions listed below were found non-compliant for the reasons stated and have been closed,” the ministry said in a statement yesterday.
In Harare, colleges that include the Association of Chartered Accountancy, Business Environment Services, Genesis College, Good Hope College, Innov8, Institute of Diplomacy, ICT Academy, Keswick College, Tyrones Cosmetology Centre, School of Journalism, Value Learning Centre and the Zimbabwe Institute of Diplomacy were all deregistered.
Banlax Computer College, Masmore Computer Training, CITMA and EMCEE colleges all in Bulawayo were closed while in Mashonaland East, Kit Computers and Polka College were deregistered.
In Manicaland, Herentals Educational College, Zaoga Dangamvura, Honde College of Technology together with ZDECO in Masvingo were also deregistered.
Zaoga-related colleges operating in Harare were also reportedly operating illegally.