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The Harare Institute has recently won international recognition for outstanding leadership and contribution to education, science and technology. The Acting Vice Chancellor Eng. Quinton Kanhukamwe revealed this during his address to HIT staff at the 2012 End of Year Vice Chancellor’s Luncheon.

Vice Chancellor Kanhukamwe received the Outstanding Leadership and Contribution to Eduacation Award on behalf of the University in Mauritius in December 2012 in recognition of his leadership of HIT. This was a result of the Institute’s uniqueness that has brought about a refreshing outlook in terms of its curriculum through the inculcation of technopreneurship and innovation. The award recognises individuals and institutions across Africa who have surpassed several levels of excellence and set an example of being a role model and exemplary leadership as well as the individuals behind these institutions who are building their institutions through leadership, innovation, academic and industry interface and a supreme objective of building future leaders.

“It is a first in our country that your university that has integrated all its programmes with the Technology Centre and from our appreciation and understanding, it is there to bring about the results from our students projects, giving the students the platform to translate theory into tangible things”, said Engineer Kanhukamwe.

The Vice Chancellor attributed this accolade to all the efforts of the entire HIT staff because they are the ones who make the HIT Brand to be appreciated globally. “We all have to be proud of what we are as HIT, and we should continue to live our national mandate”, he said.

“We really have to translate our research and development outcomes into real tangibles that can impact the national industrialisation agenda. It is the output that arises from our intellectual discourse that is very important. HIT shall influence the direction of our national industrialisation, becoming a major player in technological development. We should all walk tall and proud as we are all partners in our Institute’s Destiny”, said Engineer Kanhukamwe.

Engineer Kanhukamwe added that in the year 2012, there were few challenges that were experienced but he was happy to see that the entire Institute’s staff worked very hard and the Institute registered meaningful success not only nationally but also internationally. “We managed to fulfill our obligations in terms of staff salaries but we would have wanted to put more resources on research and development activities. However, let me hasten to say that we managed to fund all requisitions for all the research projects submitted in 2012”, said the Vice chancellor.

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