True to the maxim iron sharps iron, a high profile delegation from Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) comprising the institution’s principal officers visited Midlands State University’s Gweru Main Campus on the 10th of May 2021 to exchange notes on the restructuring and alignment of university programmes to ensure that there are Education 5.0 and Vision 2030 compliant.

GZU Registrar, Mrs Sinikiwe Gwatidzo who was accompanied by the Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Munyaradzi Manyanga, Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Salachi Naidoo, the Librarian, Mr Lawrence Chikwanha and Bursar Dr Andrius Chinyoka said MSU was the third institution her team was visiting as part of their fact-finding mission.

In her welcome remarks, MSU Pro Vice-Chancellor Business, Innovation and Enterprise Development, Professor Grace Mugumbate said universities have the responsibility of propelling the nation to economic prosperity and ensuring that Vision 2030 is a reality.

In his presentation, Midlands State University Deputy Registrar Academic Affairs, Dr K Mudzingwa, outlined the structure of the University’s 9 faculties and highlighted how 4 of these faculties were being rebranded. He noted that the rebranding exercise which includes a change in nomenclature is underpinned by Education 5.0 and is in line with efforts to align faculties and programmes to the University’s Vision and Mission of becoming a leading, innovative, entrepreneurial and technologically driven world-class university.

The visit ended with a tour of the MSU Incubation Hub and the Industrial Park led by Dr Charles Paradzayi and Mr A Mukwembi respectively.

The meeting was also attended by MSU senior officials among them the Registrar Mr Tinashe Zishiri, the Librarian, Ms Nyarai P Chibanda, Acting Bursar, Mr Douglas Zvidzai, Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor Professor Hazel T Ngoshi, Executive Director of the MSU Language Institute, Professor Wiseman Magwa and Acting Director Quality Assurance, Teaching and Learning, Dr Winniefridah Matsa.

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