MASVINGO - Masvingo School of Nursing and Midwifery last week Friday certified 235 students who undertook a three year diploma course in nursing.
Certificates were given to the students who studied at this nursing institution from the year 2010 to 2015.
Awards were given to outstanding students with Tafadzwa Chipadza taking home the highest marks award for the 2010 Group C students.
Lazarus Musiyazviriyo scooped the 2015 Group A highest marks award while Succeed Tagwirei put Masvingo on the map after winning the prize from both the Masvingo school and at national level for the 2013 Group A.
Mr Kudakwashe Machako who represented the Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs, Shuvai Mahofa, encouraged the graduates to work hard despite economic hardships.
"Don't wait for employment; implement what you learnt for the benefit of the community. You worked hard to get this and the economy is even harder but make sure your communities benefit from you. You must remember all who helped you to climb this larder; your parents and everyone else," he concluded.
The guest of honour, Dr Kudzai Masinire who attended the graduation on behalf of Masvingo Provincial Medical Director (PMD), Amadeus Shamu, also pleaded with the nurses to strive for success in their endeavors.
"You are the light of the nation and you have death and life in your hands. Go ye therefore and serve our communities," he said.
The graduation ceremony was attended by many reputable figures including magistrate Langton Ndokera from Masvingo Provincial Court and City of Masvingo mayor, Hubert Fidze.news