Midlands State University (MSU) has cancelled the 22nd graduation ceremony that was scheduled for next Friday citing the spike in new coronavirus infections recently.
MSU registrar Tinashe Zishiri said graduands who had already paid graduation fees should keep their receipts for use in the collection of graduation regalia and invitation cards once a new date has been set. Said Zishiri in a statement:
_MSU wishes to advise its valued stakeholders that due to circumstances beyond our control, the 22nd graduation ceremony that was scheduled for Friday, July 16, 2021, has been postponed to a date to be advised._
Zishiri also urged graduands who are yet to pay graduation fees to do so to avoid inconveniences once the new date is announced.
The announcement is made a week after the tertiary institution ast week, MSU had suspended face-to-face lectures after close to 100 students tested positive for COVID-19 at its Zvishavane campus.
- 54 MSU Students Test Positive For Coronavirus
- “Don’t Panic”, Govt Tells MSU Media Degree Students & Lecturers
- UPDATE: Bondolfi College Declared Covid-19 Hotspot
MSU had to close its Gweru and Zvishavane campuses following the incident.
Last Friday, the government also suspended contact lessons at all tertiary institutions following a surge in coronavirus cases.
Some learning institutions were declared coronavirus hotspots.
More: Pindula News; NewsDay