One hundred and thirty-one Zimbabwe National Army students received certificates this Thursday after completing a general squad drill and small arms course at the Mechanised Brigade Headquarters.

Of the 131 ZNA officers, 19 of them are female and they completed an 18-week training course.

Speaking to the ZBC News on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony, guest of honour Director Ordinance Colonel Kenneth Chihumba emphasized discipline as the cornerstone of any professional army.

Students who came out tops said though the course was mentally and physically demanding, they had to exhibit the best of their abilities.

Some of the courses covered include small arms package, field craft, methods of instruction, military law, cyber warfare and military relations.