Professor Zvobgo: Yet another well-deserved honour

ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, another colourful feather was added to the already well-adorned cap of Great Zimbabwe University Vice Chancellor, Prof...


ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, another colourful feather was added to the already well-adorned cap of Great Zimbabwe University Vice Chancellor, Professor Rungano Jonas Zvobgo, when the Advisory Board of the African Leadership Development Foundation, Inc. USA, in collaboration with the African Leadership (UK) Limited inducted him into the prestigious African Leadership Hall of Fame and presented him with the African Leadership Medal of Honour for pioneering excellence and innovation in tertiary education in Africa at the 2016 African Development Forum in Atlanta-Georgia, USA. In addition, the board also conferred the Distinguished African Academic Excellence Award on Great Zimbabwe University. He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Ellen F. Zvobgo.
The induction into the African Leadership Hall of Fame and the presentation of the African Leadership Medal of Honour for pioneering excellence and innovation in tertiary education in Africa are coming exactly three months after the Masvingo City Council conferred Professor Zvobgo with Civic Honours for rendering long and meritorious public work, and bringing distinction to the City. 
The Vice Chancellor also signed the Civic Honours Book as a mark of the City's appreciation towards his contribution to Education and Training Development and Public Work in Masvingo, over a period of many years.  Earlier in March, Professor Zvobgo was named  Zimbabwe's Vice Chancellor of the Year 2015 at the Megafest National Business Awards ceremony.
Since his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Great Zimbabwe University in 2012, Professor Zvobgo hit the ground running, ultimately transforming the University from a small and barely recognised institution into a prominent academic brand in Zimbabwe, the continent and beyond.
For that he has been honoured both at home and broad for achieving such a feat, notwithstanding the harsh economic climate engulfing Zimbabwe. Among other awards he has received for himself and the University are, the Best Regional University Award, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2013, the Greatest Contribution to Education, the Manager of the Year Award, European Association of Rectors, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2013, the Total Quality Management (TQM) Aptitude Seal for Quality Performance and Best Customer Satisfaction, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013,  Best Quality Leadership Award 2014, Las Vegas  USA, the Majestic  Five Continents Award for Quality and Excellence, World Congress of Chancellors and Vice Chancellors, Mumbai, India, 2014, The Global Award for Perfection Quality and Ideal Performance, 2014, Berlin, Germany , Global Award for Perfection Quality and Ideal Performance, 2015, Paris, France, Total Quality Management (TQM) Aptitude Seal for High Quality Performance and Best Customer Satisfaction, France.
He has also received the Zimbabwe Business Council Awards Vice Chancellor of the Year 2014, Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe (CCAZ) Zimbabwe Service Customer Service Executive of the Year in the Public Sector, 2015.
He was also admitted into the European Club of  Rectors and attained lifetime membership of the Oxford Academic Society.
With the latest honour, the indefatigable Vice Chancellor thus becomes the first Zimbabwean to be inducted into the prestigious African Leadership Hall of Fame and, more so,  presented with the African Leadership Medal of Honour by the African Leadership Development Foundation.
Some notable honorees of such honour are former Presidents of Namibia and Tanzania, Hifikepunye Pohamba and Jakaya Kikwete respectively, President of Sierra Leone President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia  John Kufour, Dr Mo Ibrahim, Founder Mo Ibrahim Noble Prize for Leadership and Dr Donald Kebaruka, former President of the African Development Bank Group.
Others include the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Republic of Mauritius, Hon. Xavie Luc-Duval, Alonzo Fulgam, the International Coordinator of USAID as well as Sports Icon Serena Williams  among many others.
The full citation for the award reads: " We are pleased to inform you that you have been meritoriously selected and unanimously endorsed by the board of advisors of the African Leadership Magazine Group for induction into the prestigious African Leadership Hall of Fame.
In addition to this, the board has also conferred the Distinguished African Academic Excellence Award on Great Zimbabwe University and will be presenting you with the African Leadership Medal of Honour for pioneering excellence and innovation in tertiary education in Africa".
Professor Zvobgo was conferred the honors during the 2nd African Pioneering Institutions of Excellence Showcase, the 29th of June, 2016 in Atlanta-Georgia, USA.
The event presents a platform where Africa's top institutions who are committed to excellence, innovation and Africa's development and who, through hard work and outstanding managerial/leadership skills, are shattering stereotypes, building legacies, strong brands, rendering unique services and making Africa proud on the global stage, are rewarded and celebrated.
The recognition is a salute to the Vice Chancellor's doggedness and determination amidst stiff competition in the global learning space which has earned him respect and admiration amongst  researchers and numerous followers. The board in its approval note maintained that as a frontline academic, mentor and leader, Professor Zvobgo has pioneered a legendary precedence in Africa's formal education and academic landscape and should be commended.
The Leadership Hall of Fame is the meeting hall for great African Leaders and achievers who have uniquely distinguished themselves in various aspects of human endeavours. It further provides a powerful visibility and networking opportunity for key African leaders to link with the exalted class of diplomatic, business and political leaders from other parts of the world. The African Leadership Medal of Honour represents the highest seal of confidence, honour and commendation from the board of advisors of the African Leadership group. It is reserved for distinguished Africans who have displayed exceptional leadership, impacted on lives positively and advanced the course of development in Africa and shall be presented by the Chair of the board.
In accepting the honour, an elated Professor Zvobgo said he was happy that people and organizations outside Zimbabwe are noticing what he and his university have been doing since the university embarked on an aggressive transformation drive in 2012.
He dedicated the honour to Zimbabwe saying the country's academic brand was one of the best in the continent and internationally. He also expressed profound gratitude to the Great Zimbabwe University Chairman and his Council  for their guidance and support and to the Great Zimbabwe University staff and students for all the hard work and commitment invested into the transformation and development of Great Zimbabwe University.
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