Mugabe caps 320 HIT graduates

Mugabe caps 320 HIT graduates

ZIMBABWE – President Robert Mugabe yesterday capped 320 graduates at the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) at a ceremony that coincided with the institution’s 10th anniversary since it was turned into a university. 

Last year, Mugabe capped 279 graduates.

Among the graduates were 105 students from the School of Engineering and Technology, 40 from industrial sciences and technology, 124 from information science and technology and 51 from business and management sciences.

Out of the 320, 14 passed with first-class degrees.

Speaking at the event, HIT vice-chancellor, Quinton Kanhukamwe said the university had lined up a series of activities through-out the year rallying under the tagline Celebrating Innovation, Championing Technopreneurship. Kanhukamwe said the institution continued to break new ground despite its tender age.

“From humble beginnings in 2004 with one school, we have grown to four schools with 15 departments,” he said.

Kanhukamwe said the institution was making strides towards the commercialisation of their technologies that had so far been designed and the registration of intellectual property.

“Your Excellency, to date we have managed to register four patents, one utility model and 15 copyrights,” he said.

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