Masvingo Poly hit by 70% shortage of lecturers

BIANCA MUGWAGWA MASVINGO – A critical shortage of lectures has hit Masvingo Polytechnic and the institution is operating with 70% of the p...



BIANCA MUGWAGWA

MASVINGO –
A critical shortage of lectures has hit Masvingo Polytechnic and the institution is operating with 70% of the posts that make the full staff compliment unfilled.
The Acting Principal of Masvingo Polytechnic, Evans Musara told graduands and the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education who was at the College's 24th graduation that the Poly has an authorised staff compliment of 266 but it was currently operating with just 99.
He said the problem was due to an exodus of lecturers and skilled  non-lecturing staff in various courses.
 "The total lecturing staff authorised establishment is 266 but only 99 are in post. We have a critical shortage of manpower caused by an exodus of skilled manpower and the situation is quite dire especially in Accountancy, Electrical, Automotive and Environmental Health departments.
"In non-lecturing staff 101 had been authorised but only 75 are in post. There are 14 kitchen staff and 9 security guards," he said.
The institution saw 772 students graduating at the institution's 24th graduation ceremony.
 The overall best student was Murerwa Brenda with 10 distinctions.
The graduation on Thursday was held under the theme 'Consolidating ZIM-ASSET through manpower development in line with STEM'.
The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Jonathan Moyo was the guest of honour.
Present at the graduation were the Vice Chancellor of the Reformed Church University,Wiseman Magwa, Principal of Morgenster Teacher's College, Raviro Chipato, Principal of Masvingo Teachers College, Benson Mutambudzi and other representatives from different polytechnics.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony Professor Moyo congratulated the graduands and urged them to continue learning and keep on looking for opportunities to further their education.education news

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