By: Abigail Mzimbawakhe
MSU to build campus in Kwekwe
The Midlands State University (MSU) was given vast of land by the Kwekwe City Council to construct a new campus as part of their plans of the multi campus approach. The university intends to increase their enrollment from 22 000 to 60 000 students. Midlands State University which has many campuses in Zimbabwe will soon start constructing a campus in Kwekwe which will house the faculties of Law, Agriculture and Natural Resources Management. Kwekwe Mayor and Councilor, Titos Matenda Madzoke said that the council has agreed to offer land to MSU so that they can construct a university campus in the town. “We will be glad to have a campus in our own town, so we reserved 182 hectares of land for the construction of the proposed Kwekwe campus. “The development will help our children to have a nearby campus, Kwekwe students were traveling to other cities so as to attend university level, so we suggested that construction of a campus in our town will assist a lot,” he said. Cllr Madzoke added that they only depended on Kaguvi Training Centre a college which is along Gweru Kwekwe road and Kwekwe Poly which are the nearest tertiary institutions for local students. He went on to say that the coming of the university campus in Kwekwe will be a great development which will increase revenue inflows hence developing the city. MSU is based in Gweru and has opened a number of campuses in and around the country as well as nearby countries.