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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONTRIBUTION OF PRIVATE COLLEGES TO THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION IN ZIMBABWE'S SECONDARY SCHOOL- SECTOR LEARNER'S ATTRIBUTIONS


Volume 8, Issue 1, September 2014, Pages 168–176

 AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONTRIBUTION OF PRIVATE COLLEGES TO THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION IN ZIMBABWE'S SECONDARY SCHOOL- SECTOR LEARNER'S ATTRIBUTIONS

Alfred Champion Ncube1 and Thembinkosi Tshabalala2

1 Pro-Vice Chancellor-Academic at the Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe
2 Faculty of Arts and Education at the Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe

Original language: English

Received 13 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Demand for education in most developing countries (Zimbabwe included) is very high whereas the corresponding supply is low. Since education is a public service it inevitably implies that governments should wholly provide this service to all citizens who require it. However, due to financial constraints, the governments are unable to meet the educational demands for their populations. This, therefore, gives private players the chance to augment the efforts of the governments. The study was carried out in Harare Province. The study draws on a quantitative inquiry on the role played by private players in the provision of secondary education in Zimbabwe. A total of 200 respondents were used of which 110 were female and 90 were male. These were students enrolled by the four colleges that were sampled for the study. The study revealed that the teacher-pupil ratio was higher than that stipulated by regulations, most students enrolled for less than five subjects, there was shortage of textbooks, there was little participation in sports, teachers were not competent in most subject areas and most pupils were dissatisfied with the education they were receiving from these colleges. The study recommends that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education should closely monitor the operations of private colleges so as to ensure that they adhere to regulations regarding minimum standards on provision of secondary education. Teachers in private colleges should attend in-service courses to help them with their professional conduct.

Author Keywords: Private colleges, Province, Secondary education, Students, Developing countries.


How to Cite this Article


Alfred Champion Ncube and Thembinkosi Tshabalala, “AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONTRIBUTION OF PRIVATE COLLEGES TO THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION IN ZIMBABWE'S SECONDARY SCHOOL- SECTOR LEARNER'S ATTRIBUTIONS,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 168–176, September 2014.