Friday, 25 November 2016


Some 4708 graduands were conferred with degrees by President Robert Mugabe at the 2016 Midlands State University (MSU) graduation ceremony in Gweru today.

Of those who were conferred with degrees and other academic distinctions at the colourful graduation ceremony, 2 349 were females and 2 359 being males with 3 988 receiving undergraduate degrees whilst 713 graduated with masters degrees .

Addressing thousands who attended the ceremony, Acting Midlands State University Vice Chancellor Professor Victor Muzvidziwa said the university is now embracing a paradigm shift that is intended to produce more productive and entrepreneurial human capital that has a changed mindset that can contribute to the development of the country.

Professor Muzvidziwa paid tribute to his predecessor who  is also the MSU  founding  Vice Chancellor Emeritus Professor Ngwabi  Bhebhe for his visionary leadership that saw the institution grow in leaps and bounds.

Prior to the capping of graduands the gathering observed a minute of silence for the late businessman Mr Alexander Johnson who was an MSU founding member and the late national hero Cde Cephas Msipa an honorary doctoral graduate of the MSU.

Meanwhile, among the graduates was ZBC SFM producer-presenter Mqele Tshuma and Matabeleland North Bureau Chief Sijabuliso Ndlovu who graduated with a masters degree in Media and Society Studies while Midlands Minister of State Cde Jason Machaya was conferred  with a Bachelor of Science Local Governance Studies honours degree.


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