Our students our mirror
The ZOU Vice Chancellor, Professor Paul Henry Gundani payed homage to the Midlands Alumni Chapter, for the development initiatives they are doing in improving the ZOU Midlands Regional Campus.
Addressing his 4th regional campus interface in Midlands on Monday 18 November 2019, Professor Gundani told the meeting that a student centred University was the only way to go.
“Our teaching and learning should address the student’s concerns, context, needs and want so that as they graduate, they are able to engage the world through applying what they would have learnt from this University. In simply terms our students are our mirror, they reflect us in the broader sense, he said”.
The Vice Chancellor also acknowledged the Student Representative Council (SRC) and thanked them for their continuous demand for quality service which keeps the management on their feet. “We should break the barriers of distance through technology and be open to new views, open to new mind set and new epistemologies” Thus lifelong learning should be our focus, and imparting critical skills to students in order to solve problems in their own communities.
Turning to staff, Professor Gundani called for the delivery of quality and excellent service. In line with Education 5.0. He also called for the adoption of heritage based philosophy as a niche to ride on in line with the devolution concept.