The Zimbabwe Open University, held a Thesis Defence Workshop that was organised by the University’s Higher Degrees Directorate. The two-day workshop ran from the 14th to the 15th of March 2019 at Century Towers.

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Professor A. Ncube, PVC Academic Affairs giving welcome remarks at the Thesis Defence Workshop 14 -15 March 2019 at Century Towers

 

In his welcome remarks the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Professor Alfred Champion Ncube, emphasized the need to adopt new research approaches which are heritage-based. “Universities were now expected to significantly contribute towards the country’s vision of a middle income economy by 2030”, he said.

The Thesis Defence workshop is part of the examinations requirements for DPhil and MPhil students. The Director, Higher Degrees Directorate, Professor Chiome took the opportunity to inform candidates about the reconfiguration of the Higher Degrees Directorate.  “Candidates would be transferred to faculties and academic staff would be redeployed too”, he said.  These changes are meant to enhance service quality and delivery.   A total of twenty (20) candidates presented their proposals and chapters.

Among those who attended the workshop and reviewed the presentations were various supervisors who are professors and PhD holders.

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Professor Chiome, Director (Higher Degrees Directorate) stressing a point

 

Among those who attended the workshop and reviewed the presentations were various supervisors who are professors and PhD holders.

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Participants at the Thesis Defence Workshop 14 – 15 March 2019 at Century Towers