In a groundbreaking move that has sparked both curiosity and controversy, the University of Machakos in Kenya is allegedly set to pioneer a new academic frontier by introducing a degree program in Witchcraft.

The shocking initiative has triggered a wave of reactions from Zimbabweans who find the move quite outrageous and worrisome at the same time.

This initiative, slated for an April 2021 launch, marks the institution as the second globally to offer such a degree.

According to the Vice-Chancellor, this innovative course has already attracted significant interest, with numerous students expressing keenness to enrol. The university aims to harness local expertise and resources to ensure the program’s success.

“In the greater Machakos County, we have a lot of indigenous expertise that can be harnessed for the benefit of society and this is the first step towards incorporating this knowledge. We hope that this course will help young people and the younger generation so that valuable historical and cultural knowledge is not missed,” stated the Vice-Chancellor during the program’s announcement.

According to H-Metro, under the jurisdiction of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the four-year Witchcraft Degree will await approval from the University Education Board. It promises an eclectic faculty roster, drawing expertise from various regions, including Kenya, Zanzibar, Haiti, and Mexico. The program will enable students to study and have a degree in witchcraft

The Witchcraft degree program also promises an eclectic faculty roster, drawing expertise from various regions, including Kenya, Zanzibar, Haiti, and Mexico. The course structure will encompass diverse methodologies, with a residential format allowing for evening sessions, assuaging concerns about COVID-19 disruptions.

While specific course modules remain undisclosed, inside sources revealed plans for two field attachments. The students will be attached to active and practising witches.

Graduates are expected to establish private practices capable of handling intricate issues beyond conventional matters.

The move by Kenya to introduce a Witchcraft degree program at the University of Machakos has sparked mixed reactions on social media. While some Zimbabweans found the initiative quite worrisome and outrageous, some have actually welcomed the move. Surprisingly, a section on social media argued that it was high time universities started introducing such degree programs.