Extending Medical Degree Period Will Isolate Zim

Zimbabwe risks isolating itself from existing mutual recognition and relationships with the global and regional medical community through extending the period of medical studies to seven years.   By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes as universities offering the medical degree and students are grappling to come to terms with this directive from the regulator of universities and colleges, the Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education (ZIMCHE). Heaping two more college years on medical students in essence would see them being offered completion certificates after seven years against the globally accepted five. Resultantly,…

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Of Depression And The Rise Of Suicides In Zimbabwean Universities

Depression is increasingly becoming a killer. According to stats, NCDs such as accidents, cancers and even depression have been identified as leading killers globally. By Kudakwashe Pembere Matters of the heart a8re complex and can take a huge toll on a student’s mental faculties. Worse yet if coupled with academic pressures and financial crunches, the impact can be catastrophic. In Zimbabwe , headlines every year are splashed all over of students ending their lives owing to these pressures. Depression and anxiety have become increasingly prevalent in today’s college students, with…

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