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ED physically caps only 20 HIT graduates as 447 follow event from home

HARARE Institute of Technology Chancellor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has capped 447 students at the institution’s 11th graduation ceremony in Harare this Friday.

The year 2020 has seen only the crème de la crème of Zimbabwe’s university students having the honour of being physically capped by the President with the rest following proceedings virtually.

Out of 447 HIT graduates, only 20 outstanding students had the honour of physically attending the ceremony.

Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) Vice-Chancellor, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe outlined some of the projects the institution has successfully completed.

“The mass urban bus transport system: tap card payment system which is at 34 percent implementation nationwide,
national fuel management project, national fuel smart card, bureau de change payment system, local authorities digital systems transformer production project, and medical equipment, have been completed by the institution, ” he said.

Following calls by the government for higher learning institutions to produce vehicle number plates, HIT has produced aluminium-based number plates with the requisite security features, among other productions and inventions.

Meanwhile, the government has commended the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) for complying with education five point zero which advocates for the Modernisation and Industrialisation through Education, Science and Technology.

Professor Amon Murwira, Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development.

With its innovation hub almost complete, the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) is walking the talk on modernisation and industrialisation as it complies with the Education five point zero models.

After officiating at HIT’s 11th graduation ceremony, President Emmerson Mnangagwa accompanied by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development toured a sanitiser and disinfectant plant as well as a bottled water and beverages plant at the institute.

“We are very impressed by what we have seen here. HIT is education 5.0 compliant they are walking the talk in terms of innovations and inventions,” said Prof Murwira.

HIT’s sanitiser and the disinfectant plant can produce 2000 litres per hour, while the bottled water and beverages plant produces 1000 to 2000 units daily.

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