Midlands State University (MSU) and four other state universities have received high-technology servers worth millions of dollars, as Government intensifies its commitment to ensuring a safe learning environment.
Handing over the servers to vice-chancellors of the five institutions in Harare, on the 26th of October 2020, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira, said the Government was committed to providing quality education through digital transformation.
“The Government remains committed to the provision of quality education through the digital transformation of our higher and tertiary education institutions. This is evident through the acquisition of these high-tech servers to support the physical and digital infrastructure.
This initiative is also part of the Government’s commitment to ensure a safe learning environment, during this COVID-19 era”, said Professor Murwira.
The Minister said the Government was quickly moving forward to implement a higher education system guided by a national strategic intent as pronounced by the desire to attain upper-middle-class income status by 2030 as expounded by President Mnangagwa.
As Zimbabwe moves to modernise and industrialise, the Government has configured the higher and tertiary education system from education 3.0 to 5.0
Midlands State University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Victor N Muzvidziwa, welcomed the procurement of servers and said they will help the University to achieve its mission to utilise Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) as principal teaching and learning modes of delivery and research.
Institutions that received servers included the University of Zimbabwe, Harare Institute of Technology, the National University of Science of Technology and Great Zimbabwe University.