Visiting University of Pungue Vice Chancellor expressed excitement at the prospects of collaboration between her University and Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) considering the background, cultural and linguistic similarities that the two universities shared.
Professor Emilia Zolmira Afonso Nhalevilo and her delegation which included Prof Passe, Director of the Faculty of Geoscience and Environment, and Ms Katia Gotine, the Director of the Cooperation Office, were in the country to explore areas of cooperation in academic, scientific, administrative and cultural fields.
She said her university, like BUSE, started from humble beginnings as an associate of Pedagogica University in 2019 with six faculties specialising in education and is hopeful that the two institutions can grow together.
“I am very happy to visit Bindura University of Science Education and very excited about everything that I saw here. It is more than what I expected,” she said.
“We have good prospects for collaboration in future and to grow together. Mozambique and Manica province in particular where Pungue is based share a lot in common with Zimbabwe from language and many other cultural aspects which is a great advantage for us to grow together.”
She said there were opportunities for collaboration in projects, student and staff exchange, and other administrative experiences that could be shared for the benefit of both universities.
The Pungue Vice Chancellor later toured the University’s facilities such as the Astra campus, Town campus, the Optometry clinic, FSE campus and had her eyes examined at the optometry clinic where she expressed satisfaction with the service that she received.