The Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) has announced that its graduation to be held on October 2 will be virtual and that proceedings will be live-streamed on ZTV and on the CUT Facebook page.
In a statement, CUT said only selected graduands will be formally invited to attend the physical proceedings in line with measures put in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The statement read:
The rest of the graduands will graduate virtually in the comfort of their homes with their families.
Proceedings will be live-streamed on ZTV and CUT Facebook page. Graduands who are graduating virtually will follow proceedings in their gowns and respond to announcements as shall be beamed on the stated platforms.
The Seventh-day Adventist-run Solusi University has also announced that its graduation ceremony will be held online.
This comes when many academic institutions the world over have been forced to postpone exams or resort to online graduations due to the threat posed by SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus which causes the respiratory disease called COVID-19.