HEXCO removes Mathematics as entry requirement for 30 courses offered by polytechnics (SEE LIST)


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
  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Clothing
  • Design and Construction
  • Leather and Allied Manufacturing Technology
  • Music
  • Professional Cookery
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Bakery Studies
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Fine Arts
  • Design for Multi-Media
  • Dance
  • Office Management
  • Photography

– SundayMail

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