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    Prof Muzvidziwa appointed substantive MSU Vice Chancellor


    GWERU – Professor Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa who has been the acting Vice Chancellor of the Midlands State University has been confirmed as substantive.
    He was appointed to that position by President Emmerson Mnangagawa who is also the Chancellor of all State Universities with effect from July 16, 2018.
    MSU Director of Information and Public Relation Mirirai Mawere confirmed the development in an interview with The Mirror this week. Professor Muzvidziwa has been the acting chancellor of MSU since the retirement of Ngwabi in 2016.
    "The appointment which was effected after consultations with the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development and recommended by the University Council is with effect from July 16, 2018.
    "We are excited at the development. Professor Muzvidziwa is a visionary leader and we are happy that he will continue to guide us," said Mawere.
    Professor Muzvidziwa is an academic with vast experience in university and tertiary education since 1983. He joined MSU in 2013 as a Pro Vice-Chancellor responsible for Research and Academic Affairs and was appointed Acting Vice Chancellor in October 2016.
    He is a former Pro-Vice Chancellor of the UZ; Dean of the Faculty of Social Studies UZ; Dean of Faculty of Social Science of the University of Swaziland (UNISWA); an Academic Leader for Research and Post Graduate Studies School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN); Senior Proctor (UZ); Warden; a two-term chairman of the Sociology Department UZ; and has served in various committees of Senate and Council at UZ, UNISWA and UKZN.
    In 2004, he became a full Professor and he is a holder of the following qualifications; PhD Anthropology (University of Waikato New Zealand) 1997MSc in Sociology and Social Anthropology (UZ) 1987BSc Honours Degree in Sociology (UZ) 1982.
    He is an extensively published scholar who commands tremendous respect in academia. He has authored many books, monographs, refereed journal articles, book chapters, conference papers and consultancy reports. He has published locally, regionally and internationally. He is an Editorial Board member of several refereed journals such as the Journal of Social Development in Africa and Lwati Journal of Research. He has worked with reputable international organisations such as WHO, UNICEF and USAID.
    He is an active member of the Zimbabwe Human Factor Chapter. He is the Board of Trustees Chairman for the proposed Southern Africa Methodist University.
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