HARARE Polytechnic has integrated entrepreneurship essentials into its framework to support evaluating ideas, assessing market availability, and identifying business ideas.
Speaking at the college’s graduation ceremony on Friday, principal Tafadzwa Mudondo, noted that the institution has adopted a heutagogical approach to education 5.0, with production of goods and services a core tenet.
Mudondo added that Harare Poly aims to encourage local, regional, and international innovation and industrialisation through teaching, research, community service and innovation.
The college had 3 054 students graduating.
The graduation ceremony was held under the theme “Transforming learning, research, community service and intellectual excellence for accelerated heritage based stematised innovation and industrialisation”.
“The configuration prompted Harare Polytechnic to contemplate on the discourse of teaching, research, community service, innovation and industrialisation locally, regionally and internationally.
“This also entails recommitment and rededication by staff as we cross river Jordan,” he said.
He commended the students’ dedication and teamwork to achieve excellence.
“A 19-member Harare Polytechnic delegation, inclusive of six students, will travel to Ghana this year for the Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (ATUPA) conferencing and Students Start Up Competition.
“Another group of 10 lecturers will leave for China on September 9 for advanced teaching methodologies and technologies.
“Discipleship in spreading and cascading the knowledge and skills to others upon return will be critical to accelerate and broaden our capacity for realism and existentialism in executing heritage-based education philosophy.
“I take pride and honour to marshal, employ and deploy institutional resources in ways that continue to bring tangible and intangible benefits to the community and nation at large,” he said.