Gweru — Midlands State university (MSU) has deferred graduation for all final year students writing their examinations this
semester ahead of the institution’s 2015 Graduation ceremony set for November 28.
The development will affect at least 2 000 final year students.
In a statement released by the institution yesterday, only students who successfully completed their courses in June this year
will be capped on November 28, while those due to complete their programmes this month (November) will graduate next year.
“Please be advised that only students who successfully completed their studies in June 2015 will graduate on November 28, 2015,”
part of the statement read.
“Students who are writing their final level examinations in November 2015 will graduate together with those who will have successfully completed their courses in June 2016.”
Efforts to get a comment from MSU registrar, Erasmus Mupfiga were fruitless, as his phone went unanswered.
The development is expected to cut by half the number of graduands to be capped at this year’s graduation ceremony.
The institution has an enrolment of about 18 000 students and in the past, students enrolled at both the beginning and middle of
the year would graduate at a single ceremony forcing the examiners to hasten their marking processes.
In 2013, the institution churned out 3 854 graduates and the number has increased due to an increase in enrolment figures.