MUTARE, ZIMBABWE: – More than 600 students from 17 African countries are expected to graduate during the 25th commencement ceremony at Africa University on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the campus in Old Mutare, Zimbabwe.

“Africa University continues to be the beckon of hope on the continent as our students return to their countries to contributes in various sectors, ” said Vice Chancellor Professor Munashe Furusa. “We are grateful for the support from our sponsors and all conferences throughout the world.”

During the graduation ceremony, hundreds of bachelor’s and dozens of master’s degrees will be handled out. Students from the College of Business, Peace, Leadership & Governance (CBPLG) account for more than half of the class.

The class of 2019 will also include Dr. Kenjiro Yamada who is being awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contributions to Africa University’s development.

Dr. Yamada’s career spans almost five decades in Methodist education, including more than 30 years of leadership at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM).

The keynote address speaker will be Rev. Greg Bergquist, GBHEM interim general secretary.

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About Africa University: Africa University, a United Methodist-related institution, aspires to become a world class university f or leadership development in Africa.