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Kuipa re-appointed as Lupane State University Vice-Chancellor

by Staff reporter
20 Jun 2019 at 11:31hrs | Views
The Chairman of Lupane State University Council: Mr Somkhosi M.T Malaba, is pleased to announce the re-appointment by His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of Lupane State University, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, of Professor Pardon Kusaziwa Kuipa as the Vice-Chancellor of Lupane State University.


The appointment is for a period of five (5) years effective 01August 2019.

A distinguished academic, a Chartered Chemical Engineer, a prolific researcher and a hands-on administrator par excellence. Prior to his appointment as the Vice Chancellor of Lupane State University, Professor Kuipa had served at the National University of Science and Technology as the Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Technology (2004-2009) as well as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cninhoyi University of Technology (2009-2015).

Professor Kuipa has successfully relocated LSU to the Mail Campus in Lupane. He has expedited the completion of the student halls of residence, staff flat-lets, kitchen aid dining hall while also initiating new projects such as the University clinic, multipurpose sports field, additional teaching space and joint venture partnerships which are at various stages of implementation.

Lupane State University has grown rapidly in terms of programme offering and student numbers. Due to market demand, cohorts have been initiated in Harare and Victoria Falls.

During the first term in office. Professor Kuipa won the following awards:
Institutional:

1. Mega Fest Business Awards Southern Region Outstanding Training Institution of the year 2018.

2. Mega Fest Business Awards Southern Region Outstanding Training Institution of the year 2017.

3. Mega Fest Business Awards Outstanding Training Institution of the year 2017.

4. Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe Second Runner up Certificate of Excellence in Education 2017.

5. Zimbabwe Chamber of Commerce Tertiary Institution of the year 2017.

6. Zimbabwe Chamber of Commerce Tertiary Institution of the year 2016 First Runners up.

7. Mega Fest Business Awards Outstanding Training Institution of the year 2016 First Runners up.

8. Mega Fest Business Awards Outstanding Training Institution of the year 2016 Second Runners up Most Consistent Organisation of the year 2016.

9. Zimbabwe Chamber of Commerce Tertiary Institution of the year 2015.

Personal:

1. Mega Fest Business Awards CEO of tie year 2018 Southern Region.

2. Mega Fest Business Awards CEO of tie year 2017 Southern Region.

3. Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe Winner's certificate in recognition of service excellence for customer service executive of the year in the public sector 2016.


Professor Kuipa is expected to continue to:

• Provide visionary and Strategic leadership to the University, including maintaining and promoting research, innovation and industrialization as well as ensuring good governance in the conduct of University business.

• Formulate and' implement215' Century education and academic programmes in the context of the broader national industrialization and modernisation agenda and Government of Zimaabwe's Education 5.0

• Lead tie development agenda of the University and ensure a high reputation and ranking of the University's learning, research, consultancy and industrialisation programmes.

• Ensure that the University has state- of-the art infrastructure for effective service delivery

On behalf of the Lupane State University Council. Senate and the University community of staff and students and my own behalf, I wish to congratulate Professor Kuipa on his re-appointment and wish him well in his second term of office.

Mr S.M.T Malaba
Chairman, Lupane State University Council



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