THE Higher Education Examination Council has scrapped Ordinary Level Mathematics as an entry requirement for 30 courses offered by polytechnics.
In a circular to all principals of polytechnics, Hexco chair Dr Desire Sibanda said the directive was effective January 1, 2018.
Some of the courses that no longer require O-Level Math are Human Resources Management, Marketing Management, Tourism and Hospitality, Secretarial Studies, Transport Management and Applied Arts.
Dr Sibanda said the move was in sync with international standards.
“Following a Hexco board meeting at (Management Training Bureau) on 22 January 2018, 30 Hexco programmes were reviewed and a decision was made that the programmes do not require a pass in O-Level Mathematics as an entry requirement as is the case regionally and internationally,” he said.
Hexco courses NOT requiring O-Level Mathematics
- Human Resources Management
- Marketing Management
- Secretarial Studies
- Health Information Science
- Library and Information Science
- Micro-Enterprise Management
- Theology and Pastoral Ministry
- Pension Management
- Payroll Management
- Purchasing and Supply Management
- Health Services Management
- Applied Art and Design
- Beauty Therapy
- Fashion Design
- Industrial Clothing
- Design and Construction
- Leather and Allied Manufacturing Technology
- Professional Cookery
- Food and Beverage Management
- Bakery Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Fine Arts
- Design for Multi-Media
- Office Management