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HIT Acting Vice Chancellor Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe (Right) taking the ZIMCHE Chief Executive Officer, Professor Emmanuel Ngara, and his delegation on a tour of the Institute campus.

A delegation from the Zimbabwe Higher Education Council (ZIMCHE) led by the its chief executive Officer, Professor Emmanuel Ngara recently visited HIT for an annual assessment of quality and standards exercise.

The ZIMCHE delegation was following up on the successful implementation of their recommendations on their previous visit last year. Some of the issues comprise infrastructural developments, teaching and learning facilities, degree programmes on offer and their curriculum.

The Harare Institute of Technology Acting vice Chancellor, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe gave a detailed a report on the progress the university has made in implementing the ZIMCHE recommendations in order to improve the quality of tertiary education being offered by HIT. The Vice Chancellor’s report touched infrastructural development, research development, funding, curriculum development, staff fellowship development, business development initiatives, collaborations and partnerships with other international acclaimed universities and organisations, students’ affairs and services. He also explained to the delegation the problems being faced by the Institute and the possible solutions to these problems.

The delegation was taken on a tour of the Institute’s campus, visiting various departments and assessing progress as per their previous recommendations.

ZIMCHE Chief Executive Officer, Professor Emmanuel Ngara, (Seated Left)) and his delegation in the HIT Board Room for an annual assessment of quality and standards exercise.In his speech after the tour, the ZIMCHE Chief Executive Officer, Prof Ngara expressed his gratitude to the HIT Management for its openness in their presentation, adding that the responses to his questions were very substantive adding that this shows that the ZIMCHE recommendations were taken seriously and evidence was there on the ground as they had seen and observed.

"Our team is going to compile a report of its findings that will be submitted to yourselves for comments before it is forwarded to the ZIMCHE Higher Education Quality Assurance Committee which is going to compile the final recommendations", said Prof. Ngara.