By ZBC Reporter
4 652 have graduated at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) Campus at the institution’s 15th graduation ceremony presided over by the President and Chancellor of GZU, President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The ceremony has been held at GZU’s Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture. Speaking at the ceremony, Great Zimbabwe University Vice Chancellor, Professor Rungano Zvobgo says as a council they are pleased to report that in 2021 the university managed to stay alive and relevant to the needs of the people of Zimbabwe despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As an institution, Great Zimbabwe University has been at the fore front of the fight against COVID-19 as they received one million dollars for research and innovations towards treatment and eradication of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Professor Zvobgo.
Professor Zvobgo noted that 2021 marks the second year in which the University is forced to work under unusual conditions and this year they lost 7 of their staff members, the unfortunate loss has motivated them to step up their efforts in the fight against COVID-19.
While a total of 4 652 students have graduated, a selection of only 65 with 1st class degrees were capped by his excellency, while the rest of the graduating classes participated virtually.
30.5% of total graduates are postgraduates, while 62.66% of the grand total are females. The graduands consist of 2 925 females and 1 727 males.
After the graduation Ceremony, the President proceeded to lay the foundation stone for the University’s Simon Mazorodze School of Medical and Health Sciences.
By ZBC Reporter