The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development gathered with Midlands State University (MSU) leadership on the 24th of January 2024 for the University’s Annual General Meeting where MSU outlined its vision to contribute to Zimbabwe’s Vision 2030.
In her opening remarks, MSU Council Chair Mrs. V. Hungwe recapped the University’s achievements in the yesteryear which included opening a pathology research centre and expanding its MSU Enterprises’ Clothing and Textiles section.
The Chairperson also mentioned some challenges faced over the past year.
MSU Vice Chancellor Professor Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa highlighted major developments including construction progress on the Kwekwe Campus Law School and Cultural Centre.
“We achieved this with great support from our line ministry,” he said.
In his keynote address, Higher Education Minister Professor dr. Amon Murwira emphasized the important role universities must play in developing skills and building Zimbabwe’s capabilities to address challenges and find innovative solutions.
“A state is as good as its skills and education,” he said.
Acting Bursar Mrs. S. Ncube then presented the University’s audited financial statements showing increased revenue and profits.
The meeting then focused on MSU’s strategic initiatives with a strong emphasis on innovation and technology to sustain the nation going forward.
In concluding remarks, Permanent Secretary Professor F. Tagwira expressed his delight in MSU’s trajectory and thanked the University for their efforts in developing holistic, world-ready students and contributing to nation building.
The AGM reinforced MSU’s achievements and outlined promising initiatives for its Vision 2030 role.