The Reformed Church University officially welcomed the new students for the 2023 March intake on the 7th of the same month. The event was attended by the University’s Executive Management, staff, and students at the Masvingo Main Campus.

Delivering a keynote address, the Vice Chancellor, Professor E. Dumbu expressed his great pleasure in welcoming the new students. The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the students for being admitted to the institution and appreciated them for choosing the Reformed Church University for furthering their education and expanding their knowledge. “Your choice was not a mistake. Reformed Church University puts students at the center of everything and your student life experience here and your success are important to every member of the University”, the Vice Chancellor elaborated.

Professor Dumbu also pointed out that the orientation was about knowing the University programs in detail, rules, regulations, and way of life, and setting goals to map the future as the new students’ journey through higher education life. He further stated that this is a Christian University hence freedom of worship is provided for in our constitution and students should take pride in Christian ethics and inclusivity as this our heritage.

Fighting against drug abuse and knowing the company students associate with were also among his key remarks. “University life will accord you a lot of freedom which of course is accompanied by many social risks. I urge you to keep off activities that will not contribute positively to your future. Such activities include the use of drugs, destructive habits, and bad associations. The choice of whom to associate with is yours and the sort of company you keep determines how empowered you will be or how it will lower your opportunities” Professor Dumbu expressed.

The Vice-Chancellor closed his speech with wise words of John F. Kennedy.“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities because, in each of us, there is a private hope and dream which if fulfilled can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. With these few remarks, as your Vice Chancellor, I wish you a very successful and most fulfilling life experience at the Reformed Church University, feel at home”.

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