Tinashe Murambi


The i5hub The school’s University Senate made the decision to hold academic classes virtually through December following a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. There have been 4,339 confirmed cases and 84 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Despite postponement of in-person classes, Vice Chancellor Munashe Furusa remains optimistic.

“Teaching is set to begin,” he said. “We are currently the only university approved to offer online programs in Zimbabwe. The pandemic has presented an opportunity for us to scale up our online program offerings.”

Stephene Chikozho, director of advancement and public affairs, said the school will use Moodle as its learning management platform, noting that most students already are familiar with the program.