Seke Teacher’s College rapped

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Some of the prospective students who turned up for the interviews

Tafadazwa Ndlovu Herald Reporter
Government has slammed Seke Teachers’ College for making a killing from entrance fees when it invited thousands of prospective students for interviews to train as teachers.
The college invited nearly 5000 people when it only had 500 vacancies. Speaking at a workshop for college principals in Harare on Wednesday, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Deputy Minister Dr Godfrey Gandawa urged tertiary institutions to streamline their recruitment procedures.

“There was an outcry over exorbitant fees charged for interviews like in the case of Seke Teachers College and I even called the college’s principal Mr Emphraim Mutubuki to confirm the reports. When you really look at it, the money charged per person is not that much but when you have a situation whereby you invite 10 000 people when you only require 300 that becomes a problem. The ratio is just too much and that is not acceptable,” he said.

Dr Gandawa said interviews must not be used as a tool for fundraising but as a criteria for choosing best students.

“We are alleged to be fundraising using these interviews. Are we fundraising? And if we are, are we doing any good to the nation by such practices? We need to understand that those people that come for those interviews sometimes are very poor and incur several costs and we are not doing justice to them.

“Let us come up with a criteria whereby prospective students apply and then carry out a pre-selection process before inviting a few for interviews rather than having the college publish an open invitation to everyone,” he said.

Mr Mutubuki dismissed the allegations saying they turned away part of the crowd.

“Even if we decide to take a few, some of the overzealous officers from the public service responsible for the monitoring and evaluation process will be confusing people and also proclaiming to the crowds that everyone has the right to carry out that interview even if our numbers will be enough. In essence they will be controlling the whole process of the interviews,” said Mr Mutubuki.

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  • Dhunanga

    Don’t keep on pressing Mr. Mutubuki, he seem to have enough ammunition to last the battle and his take off is just the Brazilian way, seem to be tired of people who interfere with everything using the P.S.C. tag to cover for their corrupt activities. Watch out for this man will end up giving names:

    “Even if we decide to take a few, some of the overzealous officers from
    the public service responsible for the monitoring and evaluation process
    will be confusing people and also proclaiming to the crowds that
    everyone has the right to carry out that interview even if our numbers
    will be enough.”

  • Chilo

    They learned from the best, their master ZANOID.

  • makwavarara

    those who do not get places should be reimbursed

  • BTTC

    ndozvavanoita vanhu ivava, go to BTTC its the same thing . the accountant is the chief culprit at BTTC.

  • Gibson

    Seke was better because it gave us an opportunity to be interviewed, the worst case happened at Masvingo Teachers College were we paid $20 and never called for the interview.

  • Rutendo

    Very true Masvingo should be investigated coz of all the people wataka tenga navo maforms for $20 hapana akadaidzwa kuiterview.

  • Andrew

    Chokwadi Masvingo yakawana more money than Seke. Seke was better coz we had an experience yekuti interview inoita sei. Kwete kutorerwa mari kwataitwa neMasvingo.

  • Tamuka

    Prinvipal taurai chokwadi, makadeedza vanhu vakawandisa kuti muuite chibhanzi!!

  • Fadzai

    I wasted quite a lot for Masvingo from Mutare to Masvingo to buy a form for $20 plus another day for the interview. Total $100 Seke was better

  • Strategic

    Its not Seke alone, Morgan Zintec, Morgenstar and now Belvedere. Zvipfukuto zvatekeshera. So what??

  • bodo_kwete

    ZimAsset

  • Asa

    Dr Gandawa, that was a good observation. These principals are corrupt. They reap the public of their hard earned cash. Please also look into our case as service providers as at Mabasa’s poly we are forced to pay 30% of our profits to him in order to get work there