As the year draws to an end, Midlands State University has held a Results Based Management meeting aimed at reviewing the performance of the institution during the 2018 academic year.

The workshop afforded the University’s senior administration with a platform to plan for the 2019 academic year as well as create a road-map that will ensure the success of the institution.

Addressing delegates who attended the Results Based Management workshop in Kadoma, Midlands State University Vice-Chancellor Professor Victor N. Muzvidziwa challenged participants to constantly familiarise themselves with national strategic planning policy documents to successfully respond to national goals highlighted in the vision 2030.

The Vice-Chancellor also emphasised the importance of teamwork, noting that there was a need for members to work together, particularly at this point in time, when the University is finalising its new vision 2030 compliant strategic plan.

‘We must not lose sight of the symbiotic relationship between the strategic plan and the process we are doing now. If we forget about the strategic plan it means our performance contracting and our annual RBM plan are out of sync. But I know we are now operationalising the strategic planning document. What is it that we are operationalising? What is it that we want to achieve? The good thing with all these things is that it is us who set the tone. It is us who have said this is what we want to do in line with national objectives and policies. Then at the end of the year we can look back and say what have we done, and the end of the five years we should have done more than we have set up now,’ said Professor Muzvidziwa.

The workshop comes at a time when the performance of the country’s institutions of higher learning will now be measured and evaluated based on five key areas namely teaching, research, community engagement, innovation and industrialisation.

The three-day workshop focused on six key result areas that of Governance, Leadership and Culture; Resources, Facilities and Infrastructure; Teaching and Learning; Research, Innovation and Technology; Industrialisation and Commercialisation; Internationalisation and Image as well as Community Engagement, Collaborations and Partnerships.

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