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    765 students graduate at Kwekwe Poly



    ELIZABETH MASHIRI
    MIDLANDS BUREAU

    GWERU – Some 765 students have graduated from Kwekwe Polytecnic at the institution's  34th graduation held on Thursday.
     The graduates underwent HEXCO courses and of the 765; 179 students graduated with commerce certificates, 586 graduated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses.
    The graduation was held under the theme "beyond the information given."
    Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development Dr Godfrey Gandawa who was the guest of honour said it was of importance that a total of 586 graduates who graduated were artisans who will facelift the country's industries.
    "I am pleased to note that 586 of today's graduates are artisans, technicians and technologists who we look forward to facelift our industries and create employment. These comrades should be eager to support Government's trust on industrialization and modernization.
    "On the whole, the status of the graduates undoubtedly is evidence of the institution's commitment to fulfill its mandate, which is anchored on training human capital for heavy industry engineering," said Gandawa
    "The Ministry has mandated all state higher and tertiary education institutions in the country to re-consider their enrolment dynamics to ensure that there is an increase in the uptake of STEM related courses.
    Through STEM we intend to see our Polytechnics being technology incubators and start up hubs that are necessary in the industrialization and modernization of our nation," he said
    He also congratulated the institution for scooping two international awards this year and said this is evidence that the institution is living up to its guiding vision.
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