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Zimbabwe`s Tertiary Education System: The Case for Reform

"If then a practical end must be assigned to a university course, I say it is that of training good members of society... it is the education which gives man a clear, conscious view of their own opinions and judgements, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them and a force in urging them. It teaches him to see things as they are, to go right to the point, to disentangle a skein of thought to detect what is sophistical and discard what is irrelevant"-  John Henry Newman, The idea of a University
Introduction     Education lies at the heart of societal progress. Throughout history, as nations have developed from medieval traditional societies to the industrialised nations they are today, education has been instrumental in driving that development.
By no means are the other stages of education (primary and secondary) inferior, but this essay focuses on university education as key in ensuring growth and development of our country. Universities are the training grou…