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Midlands State University implements transformative projects

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Midlands State University implements transformative projects

Midlands State University implements transformative projects

Story by Tafara Chikumira

THE Midlands State University continues to shine on the investment front through the establishment of enterprises that are contributing to the country’s re-industrialisation drive.

The Second Republic’s re-industrialisation drive is taking shape with tertiary institutions assuming a key role in the noble exercise.

The university is one of the institutions playing a leading in implementing the new curriculum through various investment projects meant to create innovative graduates.

The institution has set up an incubation hub where start-up businesses meant to address the country’s challenges are being set up.

To ensure continuity and implementation of the innovations, the university has established an industrial hub which houses the clothes and textiles unit as well as other departments to ensure the innovations are put to test through mass production.

The industrial hub is home to hundreds of community members who are also benefiting through life-changing skills.

The MSU has also established a National Pathology Research and Diagnostic Centre, which has widened the provision of pathological and diagnostic services in the country.

The centre, which was opened last year by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is providing quality and efficient services at affordable prices.

The University has also opened the National Language Institute, meant to promote indigenous languages.

The MSU is further targeting the empowerment of communities through collaborative partnerships.

“The area cutting-edge innovations that have a promising impact on commercialisation are the wireless road traffic lights projects meant to avail and maintain traffic lights for our roads locally. We owe our communities technical development support. To this end, the University has established a 70-hectare irrigation scheme under a towable centre pivot at Holy Cross in Chirumanzu. The project shall be run jointly by the community and the University,” said Midlands State University Vice Chancellor, Professor Victor Muzvidziwa.

The Education 5.0 model has proven to be a game changer in creating innovative graduates who proffer solutions to society’s needs as opposed to producing job seekers.