His Excellency, President and the chancellor of Midlands State University (MSU), Emmerson Mnangagwa last week capped a total of 3757 graduands at the 18th graduation ceremony held at the university’s main campus.
The graduation ceremony saw the installation of Professor Victor Muzvidziwa as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the university.
Among 3295 honours degree graduands, 1778 were male, 1979 were female, 4 PhD graduands and 485 with masters degrees.
The graduands were drawn from 7 faculties namely, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Natural Resource Management and Agriculture, Law, Education Commerce and Arts.
Vice Chancellor Muzvidziwa said that the university has broadened its global reach and influence in the context of internationalization of higher education in Zimbabwe and a sizable number of international students are graduating.
“The Midlands State University has broadened its global reach and influence internationally and has also ranked number 19 out of 1687 African Universities.”
“A sizable number of international MSU students have done us proud by graduating today, as they have also contributed on in influencing the university’s higher education outside Zimbabwe,” he said.
The Vice Chancellor also said that the institution will strive to produce well rounded, holistic and versatile innovators who are eager to play meaningful in socio economic transformation of Zimbabwe
The President was accompanied by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira, State Security Minister Owen Ncube and other senior Government officials.