The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira on Thursday the 17th of October 2019 toured Midlands State University’s Incubation Hub to assess the progress that has been made in the construction of the Hub’s laboratories.
The construction of laboratories at the Incubation Hub comes as the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development is championing Education 5.0, whose main thrust is on education that causes industrialization and modernization. During his tour, Minister Murwira emphasised the importance of research and the role of the Incubation Hub in bringing about industrial development.
‘We all did research and at that point, there was no industry, but now we want to programme and deliberately sponsor research knowing very well the outcome,’ he said.
He reiterated the need to process patents in order to stimulate the labs into operation and highlighted various types of research that the Incubation Hub can harness to earn revenue.
‘We have other patrons who are informed by Heritage Based Development, that bases on indigenous fruits and trees to try and manufacture either pharmaceutical or food products under the Value of Trees and Herbs Program,’ he added.
Professor Murwira was accompanied on his tour by officials from his ministry as well as the MSU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Victor Muzvidziwa and other University officials.