Ministry challenges MSU to offer teachers ICT degrees

THE Midlands State University (MSU) has been tasked by the Primary and Secondary Education ministry to offer teachers with information and communication technology degrees, the institution’s vice-chancellor has said.

Stephen Chadenga
OWN CORRESPONDENT

MSU vice-chancellor Ngwabi Bhebe said the university has a strong ICT infrastructure base, adding that the task to empower teachers would be easily accomplished.

“The Midlands State University has been asked by the Ministry of Primary and Education to participate in the capacity building for teachers starting with 500, who are going to be offered a Bachelor of Education degree in ICT,” Bhebe said recently.

”With a bandwidth of 575 megabytes per second, a robust ICT infrastructure, coupled with well experienced staff in our faculty of education among a host of other resources, this assignment appears to be an underutilisation of the university’s capacity.”

Bhebe said the ICT local area networking at the new campus had already been linked up with the main campus by means of an overhead line.

Bhebe said MSU had already put up a block of classrooms, science laboratory, a workshop, dining hall and robust ICTs at the Manicaland College of Applied Sciences.

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