SOLUSI University chancellor Micah Choga yesterday conferred more than 500 graduands with diplomas and degrees in various academic professions, amid calls for the graduates to be torch bearers of the society and the university wherever they will be working.
The graduates had undergone studies in various faculties such as arts, business administration, education, science and technology, theology and religious studies. Speaking after conferring them with diplomas and degrees, Choga said they must be aware of what society was like.
“You saw the route to intellectual, social, spiritual and economic development,” he said.
“When you go out to discharge your duties, those values will help you to succeed.”
Solusi University, a Seventh-day Adventist-run institution situated 37km south of Bulawayo, was hosting its 19th graduation ceremony.
The university commissioned the newly-constructed phase one of faculty of business complex, which was officially opened by the General Conference associate director of education Hudson Kibuuka assisted by Choga.
The complex houses four computer laboratories.
In a speech after the official opening of the complex, Choga said its construction began sometime in 2011 and ended in 2014.
He indicated that the institution was facing a number of challenges in constructing the first phase of the four-phase complex.
Choga applauded donors, whom he said chipped in with funds and construction material.
“It has not been easy to get funds to build this complex, but the culture of giving from some well-wishers has seen the construction reaching this stage,” he said.
He said the institution received a total of $120 000 and 101 000 bricks from the three Bulawayo-based well-wishers, which he said went a long way in seeing the first phase of the complex being completed.