By Lisa Masuku
A fifth-year National University of Science and Technology, (NUST) student is set to represent Zimbabwean students at the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Sub-Saharan Africa conference set to be held next week in Victoria Falls.
Allen Chafa who recently won a Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers Award for his real-time water quality monitoring invention has earned a spot to represent the entire engineering students fraternity at the upcoming Royal Academy of Engineering- Higher Education Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa (HEP-SSA) conference scheduled for Victoria-Falls from November 25 to 27.
” I am very excited to be excited and honoured to be one of the presenters at the upcoming HEPSSA conference am looking forward to meet other engineering gurus meeting practitioners already practising in the industry. It’s a great learning opportunity for me to refine my skills as a budding engineer. I will also be going there as an engineering students ambassador representing the entire students fraternity which is an honour,” said Chafa.
The Royal Academy of Engineering was established in 2016 to strengthen relationships between academia and industry as part of efforts to ensure that the higher education system in Sub-Saharan Africa produces engineers with the requisite skills.