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President Mugabe caps 1 234 NUST students

by Staff reporter
10 Nov 2011 at 16:31hrs | Views
President Robert Mugabe who is the Chancellor of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), on Thursday capped 1 234 students.

133 received diplomas, while 846 graduated with bachelors' degrees.

The remainder received masters' degrees.

NUST Vice Chancellor, Professor Lindela Ndlovu said the university is fulfilling its mandate since its establishment in 1991, with one key area of the institution's founding principles being innovation and entreprenuership.

Amongst the graduates, Enos Jasi, who was a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science, received a masters' degree posthumously.

Jasi, who died last month in a traffic accident, was represented by his aunt, Ms Gladys Kanda.

Meanwhile, President Mugabe has officially opened the multi-million dollar Ceremonial Hall at the university campus in Bulawayo.

The hall was completed after 20 years of construction.

President Mugabe commended NUST leadership and the people of Bulawayo for bearing with those responsible for the construction due to economic challenges that affected the country from the late 1990s.

Much of the construction of the university came to a standstill due to illegal sanctions imposed by the west.

The President joined the university choir into the music which thanked the authorities for creating an enabling environment to learn and bring the best out of them.

Professor Ndlovu said he is happy to see the completion of the hall that will have multiple uses such as the examination centre for students, lecture hall for guest lecturers as well as for a number of private functions.

Source - ZBC
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