Zimbabwe News

University of Zimbabwe introduces new degree certificates

The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has introduced new degree certificates and transcripts in line with Government’s heritage-based education 5.0.

The updated degree certificates and transcripts, which comply with the highest international certification standards and practices, are effective from December 1, 2022.

In a statement, the university said the introduction of new degree certificates and transcripts is consistent with the ongoing institutional transformation, as guided by the Government’s heritage-based education 5.0 curriculum. The University said:

The new degree certificates and transcripts have improved modern security features in line with best international certification standards and practice.

Our esteemed partners and stakeholders are, therefore, advised that the university is no longer processing old degree certificates and transcripts. Old certificates and transcripts remain valid as issued.

Both new and old degree certificates and transcripts are readily verifiable by the university through the office of the Deputy Registrar, Academics. All the graduates from the class of 2022 are expected to have collected their degree certificates through their respective faculties.

The university said inquiries regarding degree certificates and transcripts should be directed to the Deputy Registrar and academics, through their email address or telephone numbers.

UZ Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Mapfumo recently attributed the certificate backlog to the transition from the old to the new certificate.

Graduates had expressed frustration over the institution’s failure to give them their academic certificates over a year after graduating.

In other news – High Court orders UZ to release examination results

The feud between the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and its students has taken a new twist with High Court judge, Justice Tawanda Chitapi, ordering the former not to withhold the former’s results on account of non payment of tuition fees.

The UZ Students Representative Council (SRC) dragged the institution to court after tuition fees were increased with some faculties required to pay over half a million dollars in local currency.Learn More

Back to top button