THE Midlands State University (MSU)’s Faculty of Law will guide other law schools in Sadc to meet international standards of excellence, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa has said.
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Muzvidziwa made the remarks at a fundraising golf tournament and awards dinner officiated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa at Kwekwe Golf Club on Saturday.
“The (MSU law) faculty has entered into strategic partnerships with several development partners in Europe, particularly in Scandinavian countries, in relation to championing, for example, the rights of persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe, and such synergies have put the faculty of Law at MSU on the global map,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor said MSU had been awarded a grant to help in its mentoring efforts at institutions, including the University of Namibia, University of Botswana and the University of Dodoma in Tanzania.
“The faculty has been an active player in moot courts, representing Zimbabwe in various international competitions and among its milestones in its short history, the faculty has been ranked number one in two successive years in 2017 and 2018 in the heads of arguments category in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competitions in Geneva, (Switzerland), against some of the best law schools in the world,” he said.
“They have contributed significantly to the development of jurisprudential law in the country through their research and writings, particularly in the MSU Law Review and other related law journals.”
MSU held the golf tournament to fundraise for the construction of a law school in Kwekwe with a capacity of holding 500 students.
Muzvidziwa encouraged well-wishers, corporates and academics present to exude the spirit of humanism and donate towards the construction of the new campus, which will be named after Mnangagwa.
The President made a donation of $50 000 to the project, which is hoped to turn Kwekwe into a university