Midlands State University International and Alumni Relations Office (IARO) hosted an event at the Village Lodge in Gweru on the 6th of January 2024 to present English Language Proficiency Certificates to MSU International students.
Centre for Communication Studies under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities trained 6 international students for 6 months on an English Language Bridging Course for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP).
Speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Innovation and Industrialisation, Professor Grace Mugumbate indicated that English is the language of international communication and will provide students with an open door to the world and help them communicate with global citizens.
Professor Mugumbate also highlighted that the University established the MSU National Language Institute to empower indigenous African languages to ensure that no one is left behind in the socio-economic and scientific advancement of the nation.
In their testimonials, graduates Esther Mulubwa and Fallone Maloba from the Democratic Republic of Congo said that they are proud of their achievements because when they came to Zimbabwe, they could not speak English and can now speak English fluently and communicate with anyone using the language.
In his vote of thanks, Acting SRC President, Philip Gamuchirai Masiya thanked the Centre for Communication Studies for spearheading the course and enabling international students to read, write, speak and understand English.
The University recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion in fostering creativity, innovation and excellence.
Midlands State University is committed to creating an environment where all students feel welcome, supported and valued.