Posted at 12th April 2016

GZU: ZIMCHE congratulates GZU

ZIMCHE congratulates GZU

The Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) has congratulated Great Zimbabwe University for the excellence exhibited by the three students from the Herbert Chitepo Law School at the just ended 15th Annual Mediation International Tournament in the United States of America where they took third place out of 51 teams.
In a letter to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Rungano Zvobgo, the Chief Executive of ZIMCHE, Professor Emmanuel Ngara said being the only representatives for both Zimbabwe and Africa as whole, the achievement by the three students, Blissful Dzimiri, Kudakwashe Muzenda and Ivy Madzivo was by no means a small feat.
He said:”ZIMCHE is grateful to the Law School Staff and to the leadership of Great Zimbabwe University for your continued dedication to instilling excellence in the students.

“Your commitment to improving the achievement of all students in your university is highly commendable, and your success in flying the national and continental flags in the area of legal wisdom in this particular case deserves serious attestation and recognition. As the custodian of quality in Zimbabwe Higher Education institutions, we are particularly enthused and we wish to partake of your success and cherish that you continue to raise the bar in other disciplines as well”.

The three students raised the University, national and African flags high when they took third place out of 51 teams at the Annual International Mediation Tournament held at the Chicago Law School of Loyola University in the United States of America from 8-12 March 2016.

Despite being the first and only University from Africa to have participated at the tournament since its launch 15 years ago, the three students from the Herbert Chitepo Law School were quality and superior competition and deservedly took home the third place ahead of other teams of law students from universities from countries such as Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, Canada, Germany and the United States of America.

In addition to finishing third, Blissful and Ivy got individual awards for being the eighth best overall Advocate/Mediator team while the Herbert Chitepo Law School team got another trophy for being the best new team out of the three new teams that were taking part at the competition for the first time.

Meanwhile, plans are underway by the Herbert Chitepo Law School to host an international mediation tournament in June this year.

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