The Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) Secretariat led by the Chief Executive Officer Professor Kuzvinetsa P. Dzvimbo, Chief directors Professor Regis Chireshe and Professor Felistus Z. Gumbo, and a team of experienced peer reviewers drawn from three local universities conducted facilities inspection for a proposed Great Dyke University at the Tel One campus in Harare on Wednesday 7 October 2020.
The Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education was established by an Act of the Parliament of Zimbabwe to act as a regulator in the determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examinations, academic qualifications and research in institutions of higher education.
During the exercise the ZIMCHE coordinates the focus group discussions between the institution’s representatives and peer reviewers who are experts in the areas under scrutiny. After gathering the data from the institution the ZIMCHE Secretariat presents the findings to the ZIMCHE board for determination.
Professor Mufaro L. Gundidza who is spearheading the establishment of the new university presented the position of the proposed Great Dyke University.
The four member team of peer reviewers included Prof Charles Nherera from the University of Zimbabwe who chaired the subcommittee on corporate governance. Another peer reviewer from the University of Zimbabwe was Dr. Munyaradzi Madambi. He chaired the subcommittee on student welfare services. A third peer reviewer Dr. Sarlomie Zinyemba from Catholic University in Zimbabwe (CUZ)chaired the subcommittee that inspected the Library Services and the affordances of Information Communication Technology. The fourth peer reviewer Engineer Tsitsi Hweju from Chinhoyi University (CUT)chaired the subcommittee on physical plant and infrastructure.