THE ROLE OF ZIMCHE ZIMCHE WORKSHOP ON QA IN HEIs MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY 10 NOVEMBER 2011 Evelyn Garwe Deputy CEO Presentation Overview • ZIMCHE Act • Mandate • Core Functions • Structure of ZIMCHE Profiles of Council Members Committees of Council The Secretariat THE ZIMCHE ACT • The framework of the system of HE in Zimbabwe is defined in the ZIMCHE Act, Chapter 25:27 which was promulgated in 2006 • The Act repealed the National Council for Higher Education Act, Chapter 25:08 ZIMCHE MANDATE • Promote, coordinate & improve relevance & quality of HE • Act as a regulator in the determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examinations, academic qualifications & research in HEIs CORE FUNCTIONS Develop & recommend policy on HE Register & deregister HEIs; Accredit & regularly audit HEIs, programmes & courses; Provide advice on the budgeting & funding arrangements for HEIs; to assist HEIs in the training of high calibre staff; Promote international co-operation & facilitate exchange programmes in HE; Provide documentation, information & PR services for HE & training; Promote equity in & access to HE HE IN ZIMBABWE ZIMCHE Private Universities (6) State Universities (9) Associate Institutions (still compiling) Registered Colleges (1) The ZIMCHE working environment The President of The State H&TE Minister ZIMCHE H& TE Institutions THE STRUCTURE OF ZIMCHE COUNCIL o Council is the governing body & provides policy direction. o Appointed by the Minister on a 3-year term on the basis of expertise & experience in HE and research & ability to give guidance and advice on matters of HE in the country in order to ensure that the functions of Council are discharged according to the highest professional standards. COUNCIL The membership is 21 & consists of: • A chairman & a Vice Chairman. • 9 members who are not members of the public service, of whom at least 3 are external to the HE sector. • 3 Permanent Secretaries of ministries relevant to the development of HE • 3 VCs representing both public and private universities • The Chief Executive Officer • 3 members of international repute co-opted by the 18 members appointed by the Minister PROFILES OF COUNCIL MEMBERS POSITION/ SECTION NAME/ GENDER QUALIFICATIONS EXPERIENCE Chairman Section 7(1)(a) Prof. C.J. Chetsanga (Male) BSc, Califonia MSc, Toronto PhD, Toronto DSc (Honorary), UZ Vice-Chairman Section 7(1)(a) Prof. S.V. Mubako (Male) BA, UNISA LLB, Ireland LLM, UK LLM, Harvard LLD, UK ♦ Former Chairman – NCHE, ♦ Ex-President Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences ♦ Former PVC – UZ ♦ Professor of Law at MSU ♦ Former Govt Minister ♦ Former High Court Judge ♦ Former Ambassador to the USA Members who are not members of the Public Service, of whom at least 3 shall be external to the HE sector Section 7(1)(a) Dr R. Mafoti (Male) BSc, Lesotho MSc, UK PhD, Texas Dr G.M. Mandishona (Male) BSc, UK MSc, UK PhD, USA Dr P.S. Makurira (Male) MBCHB, UZ MBA, NUST Prof L.R. Ndlovu (Male) BSc Sierra Leone MSc, UK PhD, Canada Dr P. Kurasha (Female) BBS, UZ MBA, USA PhD, RSA ♦ Director-General SIRDC, ♦ Chairman of CUT Council ♦ Chairman of HIT Board ♦ Chairman, ZIMRA ♦ Ex-Director of CSO ♦ Former ChairmanMedical and Dental Practitioners’ Council, ♦ President-Health Professions Authority of Zimbabwe, ♦ Vice Chairman of ZOU Council ♦ VC of NUST ♦ Former Dean, UZ ♦ VC of ZOU, ♦ Ex- Board Member of SIRDC ♦ Board Member Longman Members who are not members of the Public Service, of whom at least three shall be external to the HE section Section 7(1)(a) Prof. M. M. Mhloyi (Female) Prof. H. H. Patel (Male) BSc, USA MA, USA PhD, USA ♦ Associate Professor - UZ ♦ Ex-Chairperson, Sociology Dept -UZ BSc, UK., MA, California PhD, California Prof L.S. Zijenah (Female) BSc, (Hons), UK MSc, Canada PhD, UK Dr I. M. Sibanda (Male) BSc, UZ MA, UK PhD, UZ ♦ Professor Emeritus & Professor of Political Science – UZ ♦ Ex-Zimbabwean Ambassador to Australia, NZealand & Singapore ♦ Professor/Chairperson Immunology Dept. at UZ ♦ Ex-Chairperson - Foreign Researchers Committee (RCZ) ♦ Chairperson Department Pathology ♦ Ex -Director of ZIMSEC ♦ Ex -PS for Education & President’s Office ♦ Chairman Trust Academy Permanent Secretaries of Ministries Section 7(1)(d) Dr W. T. Mbizvo (Male) BEd, UZ ♦ PS for Higher and Tertiary Education MPhil, UZ ♦ Ex-Technical Advisor PhD, RSA World Bank Mr W. L. Manungo (Male) Prof F. P. Gudyanga (Male) ♦ Founder Principal Chinhoyi Technical Trs. College and HIT BA Econ ♦ PS for Finance ♦ Former Principal (Hons) Director-Economic MSc, UZ Development ♦ Former Director - RBZ ♦ PS for Science & BSc, UZ Technology MSc, UK Development MPhil, UK ♦ Former Chairman of PhD, UK Research Council of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellors Section 7(1)(e) ♦ VC of UZ Prof L. M. BSc, UK ♦ VC of ZIMSEC BSc (Hons), Nyagura ♦ Director - Human UZ Resources Research (Male) MSc, RSA Centre. PhD, USA Prof N. M. BA, Botswana Bhebe PhD, UK (Male) ♦ VC of MSU ♦ Professor of History and Writer ♦ President - Historical Association of Zimbabwe Prof N. M. BA (Hons), UK Maphosa MEd, UZ (Male) PhD, UZ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ VC of Solusi University Ex-Deputy Sec. - PSC Chairman of ZIMSEC Ex-Board Member Botswana Tertiary Education Council CEO ZIMCHE VACANT Section 7(1)(f) Members of VACANT international repute (3) Section 7(1)(g) COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL • Council executes its functions through specialist Committees and the Secretariat. • The committees examine and determine specific issues and advise the Council on action to be taken. • The committees engage the services of resource persons and peer reviewers where necessary. 1. Executive Committee of Council This is the principal committee of Council. It has the following membership: • The Chairperson of the Council (Prof. C.J. Chetsanga) • The Vice-Chairperson of council (Prof. S.V. Mubako) • The Chairperson of the HEQAC (Prof. L.M. Nyagura) • One member appointed by Council from among the nine members appointed into Council in accordance with Section 7 (1) (C) (Prof. H. Patel). • The Chief Executive Officer 2. HE Quality Assurance Committee This Committee is responsible for recommending to Council all issues to do with QA in HE including: assessing & ensuring the establishment & maintenance of high academic stds in universities & institutions that have applied for accreditation. evaluation & approval of curricula of academic programmes & assessment of academic resources supporting such programmes. Recommends to Council the national standards on recognition and equation of qualifications from various parts of the world HE Quality Assurance Committee Membership: • Prof. L. M. Nyagura– Chairperson • Prof. L. R. Ndlovu • Prof. F. P. Gudyanga • Dr R. Mafoti • Chief Executive Officer 3. HE Funding and Financing Committee Responsible for advising Council on all issues of funding, audit & internal controls, risk management and remuneration in HE including policies, principles, formulae & criteria governing allocation of public funds to HEIs. The membership is as follows: • Prof. N.M. Bhebe – Chairperson • Dr. P. Makurira • Mr W. L. Manungo • Chief Executive Officer 4. Human Resource Committee This committee is responsible for looking into issues of staff welfare including to recruitment, retention & promotion . It has the following membership: • Dr. G. Mandishona – Chairperson • Prof. L.S. Zijenah • Prof. M.M. Mhloyi • Dr. W.T. Mbizvo 5. Academic and Student Affairs Committee This committee is responsible for looking into issues of the welfare of students. • It has the following membership: Prof. M.M. Mhloyi –Chairperson Prof. L.S Zijena Dr W.T. Mbizvo Dr I.M. Sibanda Dr P. Kurasha Prof. N.M. Maphosa CEO ZIMCHE SECRETARIAT • The Secretariat is headed by the CEO and ex-officio member of Council • The CEO is appointed by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education • The role of the Secretariat is to facilitate and coordinate the work of Council. SECRETARIAT STRUCTURE The Secretariat operates through 3 Directorates each headed by a PD: • Registration and Accreditation; • Academic and Institutional Audits • HR, Admin and Finance PROFILES OF SECRETARIAT STAFF Position Equivalence Incumbent Qualifications CEO (1) 60% above Grade 1 Grade 1 Deputy CEO (1) Experience VACANT Dr Evelyn C. Garwe BSc Agriculture, UZ MSc Animal Nutrition, UK MSc Strategic Management, CUT PhD Animal Science, UZ/UK ♦ Secretary Research and Intellectual Expo ♦ Local Contact Point EU CPNAfrica Project for Young African Scientists ♦ Chairperson Agriculture Research Council ♦ Board Member, Agriculture Research Council ♦ Former Dean, CUT ♦ Former Faculty Coordinator, WUA ♦ Former National Beef and Dairy Specialist, AGRITEX Principal Grade 2 Directors (3) Prof. Registration & Obert P. Accreditation Ndawi Academic & Institutional Audits Dr Hilton H. Chikuya HR, Admin & Finance Mr Godfrey Gurira BSc Science Education, UZ MED Curriculum Studies, UZ PhD Teacher Education, UZ BA General, UZ MSc Adult Education, UZ PhD Adult Education, UNISA ♦ Professor of Education ♦ Dean, MSU ♦ Chairman of Department, UZ BSc Hons Politics and Admin, UZ MSc. Public Admin, UZ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Executive Dean, CUT ♦ Dean, Student Services & Support Unit, ZOU ♦ Regional Director, ZOU ♦ Deputy Dean of Students, UZ ♦ Education Officer Registrar MSU Director of Exams, UZ Assistant Registrar, UZ Divisional Manager, Command Security ♦ War veteran Directors (4) Registration & Accreditation Academic & Institutional Audits Grade 3(a) Dr Lazarus Nembaware Mr Lovemore C.K. Gwati BED Hons Bristol University MED Applied Edu Research and Assessment, Man University DPhil Educational Standards, UZ ♦ ♦ Assistant Director, ZIMSEC Education Officer Lic.Ed MSc Maths Education ♦ Board Member UZ School of Social Work Board Member Foreign Researchers Committee of RCZ HE Administration Lecturer ♦ ♦ ♦ Finance ODL & Marketing Mr Neshamba VACANT BCom Accounting Part C CIS Current studies MCom in CPA ♦ ♦ ♦ Chief Accountant NIPC Accountant Auditor General’s Office Chief Accountant Ministry of Local Government Managers (3) Grade 5 Mr Norman ICT Ncube Info and PR Manager VACANT Senior Internal Auditor VACANT BSc in Computer ♦ ICT Specialist Science Hons ACBF/WUA (NUST) ♦ Network Admin. Diploma in (NUST) Computer Studies ♦ Systems Admin. (ABAC UK) (Natpham) Current studies MBA (NUST) Officers (8) Grade 6 BSc PolAd, UZ. HR and Admin Ms Agnes Nyamarebvu Diploma in Personnel Mgt Institute of People Mgt Accounting Mr Nyawo Diploma in Financial Accounting Institute of Administration & Commerce Accounting Levels 1-4 Pitman MBA (ZOU) Registration & Cecilia Accreditation Chinembiri MA African History (UZ) GCE (UZ) BA Joint Hons (Univ. of Rhodesia) ♦ Admin Assistant HIT ♦ Deputy Manager PSC ♦ Principal Admin Officer Ministry of Education ♦ Chief Accountant Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources ♦ Senior Accountant, MoHTE ♦ Accountant , MoHTE ♦ GZU Lecturer ♦ Morgan ZINTEC Lecturer ♦ NCHE Officer ♦ High School Teacher Librarian Grade 6 VACANT Finance VACANT Research & Evaluation VACANT ODL & Marketing VACANT Support Staff (3) Grade 7 ICT Technician VACANT Library assistant VACANT Internal Auditor VACANT Personal assistants (9) Grade 8 Elizabeth Maganga Mrs Caroline Fohlo BMgt HR Mgt, ZOU Diploma in Office Mgt & Admin Shorthand (110WPM) Diploma, HEXCO Book-keeping & Accounts Adva, Pitman Public Relation –LCCI Audio Certificate BSc (Hons) Psychology, ZOU Diploma in Audio Transcription Advanced Certificate in Word Processing ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Chief Secretary, UZ Animal Science Dept Senior Secretary, UZ, Secretary, UZ Copy Typist, UZ ♦ Chief Secretary, MSU ♦ Senior Secretary, MSU ♦ Secretary , MSU Florence Chimbumu Grade 10 Diploma in Admin (HEXCO) Diploma in Secretarial Studies (HEXCO) ♦ Personal Assistant, CEO’s Office, ♦ Properties Administrator, ZIMSEC Tsitsi Goredema Office Admin Diploma (IAC ) Business practice (LCCI) Khangelani Shoko National Diploma in Secretarial Studies Foundation for Business Studies Diploma Hope Chirinda Diploma, Executive Assistance National Certificate Secretarial Studies Zvinatsei Dandure Molly R. Ndhlovu National Diploma Secretarial Studies ♦ Secretary- Comptroller & A-General ♦ Bursar-Dzivaresekwa 1 High ♦ Clerk Typist-St Nicholas Kindergarten Teacher Training School ♦ PA, MSU ♦ Senior Secretary MSU ♦ PA, Ministry of Local Government Public Works and National Housing ♦ PA, KPMG Chartered Accountant ♦ PA, ZIMSEC ♦ PA, Ministry of Industry & International Trade ♦ Typist PSC ♦ Executive Assistant MHTE ♦ Assistant to Admin Clerk OK Zimbabwe Diploma in Secretarial Studies ♦ Private Secretary, TelOne ♦ Typist Stenographer, PSC Receptionists (2) Florence Mutanhaurwa Maidei Nyahoja Technical Assistant Simeon Mathaba Driver (2) John Mutanga Clayton Sibanda Grade 12 Receptionist Certificate Certificate in Office Administration National Diploma in Information ♦ Officer Orderly, Ministry of Technology Justice National Certificate in ♦ Data Capture- Central Microcomputer Technology Part I Vehicle Registration Certificate Data Communication Networking Z.J.C. ♦ Zimbabwe Agriculture Society Security Manager ♦ Police Officer 7 ‘O’ levels Class 1 Driver’s Licence Certificate in Defensive Driving ♦ ZIMRA BYO – Office Assistant (2001-2004) ♦ ZIMRA Regional Office – Driver (2004 - Jan 2011) Cleaner (2) Antony Matono Priscilla Gwandu Grade 16 5 ‘O’ Levels Certificate in Grooming and Deportment ♦Cleaner – International Organization for Migration (IOM) Conclusion • This paper has explained that ZIMCHE was established by an Act of Parliament, explained its functions and its composition. • Good working relations among all stakeholders in HE will enable ZIMCHE to promote quality in HE in Zimbabwe.