Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Professor Doctor Amon Murwira on Thursday the 3rd of February 2022 visited the Midlands State University’s (MSU) main campus on a ministerial working tour.
This visit happens annually at the beginning of the year to assess what will be happening in state institutions before making policy for the year, Minister Murwira said.
“We are here to work. At the beginning of the year, we have to assess where we are, where we are going, in order for us not to make policy that is empty.
“We have to see what is happening on the ground, we will be able to see what MSU has done, what it still needs and how we can progress,” he said.
The Minister’s entourage visited the Data Centre, Industrial Park, Library and the MSU National Pathology Research and Diagnostic Centre to assess the progress that has been made in these sites.
In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor Professor Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa acknowledged the support of the parent ministry in the infrastructural development of the institution.
“All the sites visited were supported by government, MSU is privileged to be continuously receiving financial and material support from the ministry and we don’t take it for granted.
“It is a clear recognition of the centrality of this institution to the overall strategy of achieving national goals, Prof Muzvidziwa said.
The MSU infrastructure development drive is in line with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development’s Education 5.0 philosophy whose thrust is education that leads to industrialization and modernization of societies.
Professor Murwira was accompanied by officials from his ministry as well as the MSU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Victor Muzvidziwa, Acting Bursar, Mr D Zvidzayi, the Executive Director of the MSU Language Institute Professor Wiseman Magwa, the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr Reginald Matchaba-Hove, and other University officials.