Professor Hope Sadza

Women’s University in Africa (WUA) Chancellor Dr Inonge Ndikusita-Lewanika has conferred 953 degrees and other distinctions during the university’s 13th graduation ceremony in Harare this Friday.

Of the 953 graduands, 76 percent are women while male students constituted 24 percent.

Foreign students from Malawi, Zambia, Angola and Germany were also among the graduands.

The figure from the 2017 ceremony brings to 6 953 the total number of graduands since 2005.

The graduation ceremony was held under the theme: ‘Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity’ in line with the eagle mascot which the institution adopted, signifying the strength of women in every aspect of life.

Among the achievements of WUA this year was the purchase of a property for the establishment of the university’s campus in Manresa, Greendale.

Among the graduands was senator and Zanu PF politburo member Cde Cleveria Chizema who attained a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Gender Development Studies.

She also got a trophy for being the most mature student in the graduating class.

Nicoz Diamond CEO Mrs Grace Muradzikwa and Mrs Divine Ndhlukula of Securico Security Services were also awarded honorary doctorate degrees.

Mrs Muradzikwa was conferred with a doctorate in leadership.

She was the first black woman to lead a blue chip company in Zimbabwe.