Peer tutoring programme as a student academic development strategy in a selected university of technology

  • Cephas Makwara


Quality education is one of the main aims of sustainable development goals (SDGs). It can be achieved when the quality of teachers being produced is appropriate and these teachers are adaptable, agile and competitive in their areas of expertise. Providing future-ready graduate teachers is one way to enable attainment of this goal. This paper expresses the need for a repositioned tutorial programme for the School of Education, a department in the University of Technology (UoT). The study is located in an interpretive paradigm and utilised a qualitative approach where interviews and focus group discussions were the main data collection instruments. The paper explores the questionof how first years experienced peer tutoring. Sound structures need to be put in place to facilitate the goals of peer tutoring, including seeing to it that learning spaces are available; that the correct number of students attend each tutorial; and that a proper timetable is drawn up and adhered to.