Midlands State University International and Alumni Relations Office (IARO), on Friday the 22nd of July 2022, took recently enrolled International students in the Faculty of Engineering and Geosciences on a familiarisation tour of the Zvishavane town and campus to acquaint them with their learning environment.
This is the first time that the Zvishavane campus will be housing international students.
The students, who hail from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will be joining the faculty of Engineering and Geosciences in the coming semester to study for a degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering.
Acting Campus Director Professor Jephias Matunhu and the Engineering and Geosciences Acting Dean Dr Edwina Muleya showed the new students around the Zvishavane Campus.
Dr Muleya welcomed the new international students to the faculty and encouraged them to invite more of their colleagues to join them in pursuing studies in the mining town of Zvishavane.
“I would want to welcome our new students here in Zvishavane where they will be pursuing their studies in Metallurgy and Material Engineering. Let me assure them that they will amass rich knowledge in their field because they will be surrounded by mining companies from which hands-on experience is in abundance.
“I also urge them to be brand ambassadors of Midlands State University even when they go back to their home country and encourage their peers to enroll for degree programmes in Engineering and Geosciences,” she said.
Touring the Zvishavane campus was an important experience for the students as they had a chance to familiarise themselves with the learning, research, accommodation and recreational facilities.
One of the students Esther Mulumbwa said that she was impressed by the learning facilities and is looking forward to pursuing her dream in the mining town of Zvishavane.
“I am really impressed by the learning facilities and I am looking forward to working with the amazing staff for the rest of my study period,” she said.
The International and Alumni Relations Office took this chance to show some of the Gweru-based international students the growing Zvishavane campus and also took them around the mining town.

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