With a commitment to excellence and a continuous improvement, Midlands State University conducted a two-day workshop from the 8th to 9th of February 2024 at the Village Lodge to review the General Information and Regulations Yearbook.
The workshop commenced with the Vice Chancellor’s keynote address which was delivered by Pro-Vice Chancellor Research, Innovation and Industrialisation, Professor Grace Mugumbate, acting on behalf of Professor Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa.
Professor Mugumbate underlined the importance of the workshop in promoting excellence and ensuring that the University’s academic regulations are up-to-date with the evolving educational and administrative landscape.
“All these changes have collectively necessitated the review of our Year Book, and that is why we are gathered here today.
“Our Prospectus must reflect and speak to these changes,” remarked Professor Mugumbate.
Outlining the workshop objectives, Pro-Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs and Administration, Professor Mcebisi Maphosa highlighted that there was need to benchmark the regulations with international best practices as part of the internationalisation drive.
“The main objective is to update our regulations so that they keep abreast with national and international developments,” highlighted Professor Maphosa.
The workshop comprised of several sessions including the review of general academic regulations for various degree programs and study levels.
The existing Prospectus’ content and regulations were scrutinised and participants provided their insights ensuring that it represents the University’s programs, courses, and position.
In his closing remarks, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Maphosa, thanked all participants for their active engagement and valuable contributions.
The workshop proved to be a significant milestone in shaping the future of the University through the adoption of the new five-fold mandate for universities that respond to national and global imperatives.