Professor Francis Gudyanga Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development congratulating Vice Chancellor Professor Wiseman Magwa on the Award
The Reformed Church University (RCU), which is in the final stages of the construction of the US$2 million phase one project of its Main Campus in Masvingo, recently bagged three prestigious awards in less than two weeks.
The University, whose Main Campus is taking shape with the near completion of teaching and learning facilities as well as the administration building, won the Award for Digital Financial Services Innovation, Christian University of the Year Award, and the RCU Vice Chancellor won the Academic Leader of the Year Award for 2017.
The Award for Digital Financial Services Innovation titled, 'Best Promoter; Digital Financial Services,' in the academic institutions category, was conferred to the University by the Agent Banking and Digital Financial Services Conference in recognition of RCU's 'continuous progressive efforts in promoting, adopting, investing and supporting the use of Digital Financial Services pursuant to sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation in Zimbabwe, in Harare, on 14 July 2017.
Barely 10 days later, RCU, which is owned by the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ), bagged the Christian University of the Year Award, being special recognition for the University in Christian Leadership Excellence & God principled Business Ethics in the Higher & Tertiary Education Industry. The award was conferred to the University in Harare at Rainbow Towers by the Christian Business & Leadership Awards (CBLA) on 24 July 2017.
At the same event, RCU Vice Chancellor, Professor Wiseman Magwa, won the Academic Leader of the Year Award for 2017, in recognition of his Christian Leadership Excellence & God principled Business Ethics in the Higher & Tertiary Education Industry, completing a phenomenal treble for the University.
On receiving the awards, Prof Magwa said he was humbled and inspired by the important recognition that had been accorded to him, the University and the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe community as a whole.
"These awards are special in that they are coinciding with the current drive of the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, of transforming Zimbabwean universities' institutional structures and culture in order to effectively drive industrialisation and modernisation of the nation's economy through research, innovations and business enterprise development."
The Vice Chancellor noted that the RCU had embraced this call, and furthermore, Information Communication and Technology (ICT) driven pedagogy had been at the heart of the University curriculum.education