In a ringing endorsement of Midlands State University’s continuous efforts to improve its learning and teaching environment, Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister, Hon. Owen Ncube has applauded ongoing infrastructural developments at the University, following his inaugural visit of the University’s Zvishavane Campus.
The Minister, commended the University Administration led by the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa for the University’s unwavering efforts to provide a modern and conducive teaching and learning environment.
He also expressed satisfaction at the fact that MSU had taken heed of government’s directive to reduce tuition fees for students on work-related-learning by 40%, which he said had come about as a result of an outcry by many students.
In his address to both students and staff, Hon Ncube also urged members of the University community particularly students to engage in dialogue and negotiations as progressive means of conflict resolution whenever they had grievances as opposed to engaging in protests or demonstrations.
Speaking on behalf of the Zvishavane Campus Director, the department of Politics and Public Management Chairperson, Mrs Florence Mutasa applauded the Provincial Minister of affairs and his delegation for their visit saying hopefully it was the first of many more and that MSU would continue to benefit from Government’s wise counsel and guidance.
As part of his visit, the Minister toured the Faculty of Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering, the Library, Computer Resource Centre, and Clinic. The touring party was particularly impressed by the Mining and Mineral Processing Laboratories and equipment.
In his vote of thanks, the Acting Deputy Registrar for Academic Affairs, Mr Solomon Nyanhongo expressed the institution’s gratitude to the visiting delegation for taking time out of their hectic schedules to embark on the familiarization tour.