Female graduands and their parents were on Friday subjected to rigorous searches by state security agents at the Midlands State University graduation ceremony, with cosmetics being confiscated and left at the venue entrance.
A vary of beauty objects which embody face powders, lipstick, perfumes and finger nail polishes might be seen strewn outdoors the multipurpose corridor the place the commencement came about. Hair comps and bathroom paper had been, additionally had been additionally barred from the venue.
Each female and male graduands had any items of paper, earphones and energy cables seized by members of the police who manned the venue entrances.
Earlier than the operate began there was additionally an announcement that each one cell had been presupposed to be switched off. This isn’t the primary time that objects have been barred from commencement venues at state universities. Earlier this month college students had pens seized on the Nationwide College of Science and Know-how.
The transfer adopted an illustration by college students activists on the College of Zimbabwe commencement in September who waved placards at President Robert Mugabe demanding jobs. A pupil activist Tonderai Dombo was arrested on the occasion.
Early this month NUST pupil Advance Musoki was fined $50 for shouting and waving an A4-sized placard inscribed “graduates at the moment, rovha Mangwana (idler tomorrow)”.
In the meantime, President Mugabe capped 4,708 graduands, made up of two,349 females and a couple of,359 males respectively. A complete of three,988 obtained undergraduate levels whereas 713 graduated with masters’ levels and 7 educational members attained PHD levels.
Performing vice chancellor, Professor Victor Muzvidziwa stated it was his college’s thrust to commit college students within the palms of extremely certified folks.
“I’m additionally happy to tell you that now we have remained totally awake to the dire have to entrust our college students within the palms of a extremely certified human capital,” Muzvidziwa stated the MSU 16th commencement ceremony.
“As an example now we have 131 PhD holders amongst our educational workers and 25 professors who provide the much-needed educational management.
“As well as, 240 of our educational workers members are already registered for PhDs of their respective fields of research.”
MSU Founding vice chancellor, Ngwabi Bhebe and council chairman, Canaan Dube’s phrases of workplace expire on the finish of this month.
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