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Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 8, 1991 — The Na­tional Univer­sity Coun­cil may meet soon to con­sider an ap­pli­ca­tion by So­lusi Col­lege to have its de­gree pro­gramme recog­nised by the Govern­ment, ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial of the Sev­enth Day Ad­ven­tist Church which runs the in­sti­tu­tion.

In an in­ter­view, the church’s direc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion for the East­ern Africa Di­vi­sion, Dr Tommy Nkun­gula, said the church had sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion and ex­pected the Na­tional Univer­sity Coun­cil to con­sider it at its next meet­ing this month.

“Once the Na­tional Univer­sity Coun­cil has con­sid­ered our ap­pli­ca­tion, they will come and in­spect the col­lege and its fa­cil­i­ties. Then they can make a de­ci­sion,” he said.

The Na­tional Univer­sity Coun­cil was formed re­cently to con­sider, ap­prove, mon­i­tor stan­dards of in­sti­tu­tions of higher learn­ing. Un­til re­cently, only uni­ver­si­ties af­fil­i­ated to the Univer­sity of Zim­babwe were al­lowed to op­er­ate in this coun­try.

Dr Nkun­gula said the de­lay in ap­ply­ing for recog­ni­tion of the de­grees of­fered by his col­lege was caused by short­age of funds to up­grade the col­lege to meet Govern­ment stan­dards. Funds were now avail­able for the pro­vi­sion of proper fa­cil­i­tiess and proper fa­cil­i­ties and ex­pan­sion he said.

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