Govt mulls Robert Mugabe University

Professor Jonathan Moyo

Professor Jonathan Moyo

Praise Bvumbamera Herald Reporter
Government is considering renaming a university after President Mugabe or have a new one in honour of his contribution to the education sector both in Zimbabwe and the entire African continent, legislators have heard. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo said that while the plan was still in its formative stage, his ministry was seriously considering it.

He was giving oral evidence before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education chaired by Chinhoyi MP Dr Peter Mataruse (MDC-T) recently.

President Mugabe, said Prof Moyo, deserved the special honour of having a university named after him, just as other African countries had done for their leaders. “Surely, for an iconic leader who has distinguished himself in the area of education and has contributed immensely to education, it would make sense to have a Robert Mugabe University,” he said.

“We should have a university named after President Mugabe, although we have a Robert Mugabe School of Intelligence. This is not enough, we should honour our founding father, President Mugabe, for his contribution to this nation.”

Prof Moyo said President Mugabe was a scholar par excellence throughout Africa and the naming of the school after him was a way of honouring the President’s achievements in the area of education.

“There is a Nelson Mandela University in South Africa; there is Moi University one of the best universities in East Africa,” he said. “There is Kenyatta University, another excellent university in Africa. We need a successful university in Zimbabwe as well, signifying our exceptional leader.”

Prof Moyo said there was also need for the country to have a university of performing arts.

“Clearly, we do not have a university dedicated to performing arts,” he said. “We have some universities that have tried to bring up means that have an interest in this area such as the Midlands State University, and the University of Zimbabwe is interested as well.

“The country needs a fully-fledged national university that is dedicated to performing arts and we are working on coming up with the university.”

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  • Simon Nziramasanga

    If you have corruption allegations against you that are so serious and everyone is calling for your head:hit back. Moyo is hitting back and after this that $400000 dollar issue can be forgotten just like those “diamonds”

  • succuba

    Why not rename it: “Fast Track PHD“?

  • Common Sense

    So by your logic… if CJR did such terrible things and had a country named after him… it follows that RGM should also have a country named after him… because he also has done terrible things… it figures

  • Common Sense

    Ask yourself, why now and not in 1980 ?

    Nah, didn’t think you would understand

  • succuba

    Is protesting mans inhumanity to man wrong?

  • ivhukuvanhu chete, chete

    shut up! Nonsense….

  • zimbotry

    Our country is called Zimbabwe…….very easy.