Midlands State University Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Academic Affairs, Professor Doreen Moyo has called on postgraduate students to carry out cutting-edge research that is in line with the national vision, which seeks to achieve a middle-income economy by 2030.
Professor Moyo made the call at the official opening of an Orientation and Proposal Writing seminar for new postgraduate studies students. The two-day seminar kicked off on the 8th and ended on the 9th of October, 2019 at the University main Campus in Gweru.
The seminar is held every semester with the aim of helping students understand the registration processes, proposal and thesis writing, use of the library as well as other services offered by the University.
The students will take up Masters and Doctor of Philosophy programmes in various faculties including Commerce, Education, Science and Technology as well as Social Sciences.
Professor Moyo told the new students that the University would like to see them becoming innovative and making use of the Incubation Hub and its laboratories to produce high-quality research which fulfils all the components of education 5.0.
‘It is also important that you familiarise yourselves with the academic rules of the University. Those are very critical in your research and you must also acquire research and writing skills to enable you to produce high-quality work,’ she said.
In her presentation, the Executive Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Professor Lorraine Chikoko highlighted the role of supervisors and elaborated on the academic demands of research and postgraduate studies.
Among those who attended the seminar were the Acting Deputy Registrar, Academic Affairs, Mr Irvine Gumbo as well as executive deans and departmental chairpersons from various faculties and departments across the University.