MASVINGO- A record 210 students graduated with distinctions during the Masvingo Teachers’ College 35th graduation ceremony last week.
The graduation ceremony ran under the theme ‘Developing a relevant teacher for Zimbabwe’s middle-class economy status by 2030’.
A total of 438 students graduated with 175 from Intake 10 of the General Course and 236 from the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Course.
Out of the 438 who graduated, 301 were females from which 79 were from the General Course and 220 from ECD.
Three female students graduated with the maximum number of distinctions which is pegged at four.
The graduation ceremony was officiated by minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Professor Amon Murwira who highlighted the need to create employment creators and not employment seekers.
“Masvingo Teachers’ College is an Information Communications Technology (ICT) centre and this works to the advantage of the students for they can use the information and technology to change the economy.
“We recently made Masvingo Teachers’ College an ICT centre because of its excellence. Post-colonial education should be employment creation and not employment seeking,” said Murwira.
Masvingo Teachers’ College principal Benson Mutambudzi congratulated all the graduates and expressed his gratitude to the lectures who worked tirelessly.
“Congratulations to Intake 10 and ECD 8 students for your remarkable achievement which we joyously celebrate today. To all our teaching staff I say thank you for working hard and for not giving up on our students,” said Mutambudzi.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Professor Paul Mapfumo praised Masvingo Teachers’ College for being one of the few institutions which offers diversity.
“I am impressed by the way Masvingo Teachers’ College operates. According to the principal’s speech, you offer practical subjects like Agriculture, Music and Home Economics and these subjects are in line with Education 5.0,” said Mapfumo.