The orientation programme for Midlands State University first-year, first-semester (level 1:1) students has kicked off ahead of lectures, which will start on Monday, the 25th of February 2019. The programme commenced on Friday the 22nd of February, 2019 and featured various departmental heads who took time to explain to new students how the university system works and what is expected of them.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Academic Affairs, Professor Doreen Moyo welcomed the new members of the MSU family and applauded the students for choosing the institution to further their education.
‘Welcome to Midlands State University we value you, our principal stakeholders and hope that you enjoy and benefit immensely from your experience here,’ said Professor Moyo.
The Executive Dean of Students Mr Isheunesu Chaka took the opportunity to explain to students the importance of the orientation programme and how it will assist them to undertake and successfully complete their registration process. He also expressed gratitude to parents and guardians who were present, for choosing to entrust the University with their children.
“This new journey that you have just begun is huge it’s important and what makes it critical is that you are about to set yourself up for success in life. So the information that you will be getting today and tomorrow, you have to take it to heart. You have to start creating a new mindset, a new mind frame that will guide you for the next four or five years depending on the length of your programme. It is absolutely critical that from day one you know why you are here, and that you do not lose your focus,’ he said. The Orientation Programme which was organised by the Division of Student Affairs is a platform for new students to be to be equipped with requisite information and resources as they begin their academic journey at the Midlands State University.
The event was attended by the Deputy Registrar for Academic Affairs, Mr Irvine Gumbo as well as various section and departmental heads and representatives.