Story Tapiwa Machemedze
MORE than 600 students graduated with various degrees at the 7th Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) graduation ceremony in Bindura this Friday.
The graduates comprise 462 females and 193 males.
ZEGU Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Innocent Chirisa said the university is finalising a strategic transformation plan in line with the dictates of the education 5.0 model.
“The strategy we created will unlock a lot of value in our university. We believe it is the recipe that will see the university grow and expand to the many places that the church has reached,” he said.
The graduation comes just after the university’s founder and Chancellor, Professor Ezekiel Guti celebrated his centenary, with the government applauding him for his role in developing the education, health and religious sectors of the country.
“We are walking the path together to deliver higher and tertiary education in the country. Industrialisation and modernisation is our vision,” noted the Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Honourable Raymore Machingura.
Mashonaland Central Minister of Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Senator Monica Mavhunga said, “Professor Guti has been instrumental in developing the educational, health and religious institutions across the country. With such kind of development, no one and no place will be left behind as our President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa says.”
Pomp and fanfare characterised the graduation ceremony, which comes 11 years after the formation of ZEGU.