CATHOLIC University of Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo campus yesterday got a shot in the arm in the form of textbooks donated by Rotary Club of Bulawayo South.
By LUYANDUHLOBO MAKWATI
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Rotary Club regional president, Buhle Francis said: “As Rotary Club of Bulawayo South, we are happy to donate this consignment of books because education needs to be aided with physical books despite the fact that the world has digitalised. We have been working with many institutions from primary schools to universities.”
The university’s vice-chancellor, Ranga Zinyemba said the donation came at a time the university was working hard to introduce science technology engineering and maths (Stem) programmes in line with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education’s new thrust.
“As part of our drive in growing the Catholic University in Zimbabwe, we thank Rotary Club of Bulawayo South and Library Aid International for this generous donation to support our growth drive. While we have been investing in e-resources for all our campuses, we realised that books are an invaluable resource for any library.”
Zinyemba added: “More so, as we are moving in times of Stem education, these books have really made a difference, especially books in ecology to biology and social sciences.
“On behalf of the institution, I would like to thank the Rotary club for their outstanding work, including Zimra for the rebate and the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, Library Aid International.”
The Catholic University of Zimbabwe has been in existence since 1998 and runs four campuses countrywide, with an enrolment of 2 000 students.