Education was declared a basic human right and as such, all children in Zimbabwe have the right to education even though most people send their children to independent schools. Today,  Zimbabwe is leading Africa in adult education with a literacy rate of about 90%, a little over Tunisia at 87%. Zimbabwean education system used to be the most developed on the continent, but it continues to suffer from a contemporary decline in public funding linked to hyperinflation and economic mismanagement.

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So, these continuous problems affecting the education system, and the entire country, have certainly played on the result of the latest university ranking in Zimbabwean, Africa and world at large. Note that, this recent ranking was done by Webometrics based on four vital composite indicators which include their Presence, rate of Impact, Openness and Academic excellence. Take a quick glance below to see the 12 Best Zimbabwean Universities on the list and their world ranking:

1. University of Zimbabwe (World rank: 2542)

2. National University of Science & Technology (World rank: 4704)

3. Bindura University of Science Education (World rank: 9251)

4. Africa University (World rank: 9495)

5. Zimbabwe Open University (World rank: 9975)

6. Midlands State University (World rank: 10194)

7. Chinhoyi University of Technology (World rank: 15589)

8. Great Zimbabwe University (World rank: 17636)

9. Solusi University (World rank: 17933)

10. Harare Institute Technology (World rank: 18308)

11. Women’s University in Africa (World rank: 18778)

12. Catholic University of Zimbabwe (World rank: 20890)

Based on another list compiled by 2015 University Web Ranking, the results looked a little different. Take a look:

1. University of Zimbabwe

2. National University of Science and Technology

3. Africa University

4. Midlands State University

5. Women’s University in Africa

6. Bindura University of Science Education

7. Great Zimbabwe University

8. Solusi University

9. Chinhoyi University of Technology

10. Harare Institute of Technology

11. Catholic University in Zimbabwe

12. Lupane State University

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