Mugabe pressures MSU to hold another graduation ceremony

Midlands State University (MSU) is set to hold another graduation ceremony on December 10 after its Chancellor, President Robert Mugabe, reportedly queried the low number of graduates last week.

By Nqobile Bhebhe

The special graduation is only for “those who sat for their final examinations in November 2015”.

On November 20, Mugabe capped 2 358 graduates. The university has over the past 15 years produced 27 371 graduates.

Sources told Southern Eye that Mugabe quizzed the institution officials over the low number of graduates.

Last year, Mugabe capped 4 719 graduates and 3 852 students in 2013.

Midlands State University

Midlands State University

MSU has since informed prospective graduates of the ceremony.

“Notice of the second 2015 graduation ceremony: Please be advised that the Midlands State University’s second 2015 graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday December, 10 2015 at the main campus in Gweru.

“Graduands should note the following: Only those who sat for their final examinations in November 2015 will be graduating,” reads part of the notice.

However, the university said only graduands whose fees had been paid in full would be allowed to attend the ceremony.
The deadline for payment is December 8, 2015.

The graduation fee is $50

In the past month, Mugabe has capped more than 10 000 graduates at various State universities.

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