The Permanent Secretary in the Office of Vice President, Kembo Mohadi, Rev Paul Bayethe Damasane has described the Midlands State University as a hub of cultural diversity.
Speaking during the MSU International Cultural Diversity Carnival held at the University’s Zvishavane Campus, Rev Damasane described the event as a demonstration that cultural diversity and unity are a driving force of economic development as well as a route that enhances intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual life.
He said, “The Carnivals of Culture witnessed so far, speak volumes of how MSU embraces and values cultural diversity … as well as MSU’s unparalleled commitment to internationalise its teaching, research and community development activities”.
Rev Damasane reiterated that MSU, as an institution of Higher learning, is already miles ahead as demonstrated by the number of diverse foreign students from SADC countries enrolled at the University.
The International Cultural Diversity Carnival promotes unity amongst students, staff and community members from different cultures, and this year’s commemorations ran under the theme, “Our Culture, Our Diversity, Our Unity”.
The commemorations are also aimed at promoting diversity and tolerance among members of the University community.
The event was marked by pomp and funfair with performances from different traditional groups as well as students from South Sudan who showcased their culture through music and dance. The commemorations ended on a high note with an African Beauty contest in which the 2018 Miss Carnival was crowned.