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#MorningMotivation: Be wise and learn to Involve God in everything you do.

Joseph Nyamayaro | Nust-ZW
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1. Beauty is not a guarantee to marriage

2. Falling Sick does not mean you are about to die.

3. Getting rich is not the definition of prosperity.

4 Building a nice house is not enjoying luxury.

5. Sleeping on an expensive bed does not bring you sound sleep.

6. Driving a new car is not a guarantee that you gonna reach where you going.

7. Wearing expensive clothes does not guarantee smartness.

8. Having a family doctor does not guarantee permanent health.

9. Being highly educated is not a sign of wisdom.

10. Marrying a rich guy does not guarantee happy marriage.

11. Winning an argument does not mean that you were correct.

12. Whatever is done without the merit of Heaven is fake and temporal.

13 He who builds without God is building for nothing; & he who watches over a city without God, watches in vain.

14. Not everything is possible with man but everything is possible with God.

Have a blessed day GOOD morning🍓🔥🍈

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Update: Nust Cricket Squad Succumbs to 3rd Defeat in Redbull Campus Cricket World Finals against United Arab Emirates

Staff Writer
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NUST succumbed to a 3rd defeat in their 3rd match of the tournament on Tuesday against United Arab Emirates. United Arab Emirates lads won by 3 wickets.

Even though Team Nust played much better than they have done in the past two matches against university teams from Bangladesh and Pakistan with a run rate of 7.5, their target of 120 runs in 16 overs was reached by the rivals in 13 overs.

Batsman Syed Faizan, Man of the match from UAE, did the most damage by scoring 7 sixes and 4 fours.

However, Anele Ngwenya and Tawanda Charumbira did well to limit the rivals’ scores with superb bowling. Anele had the best economy rate in the game, a lean 2.25, coupled with 3 wickets in 4 overs.

Mthandazo Moyo’s fine catching and batting partnership with Mzingaye Mdlongwa also contributed to the less embarrassing defeat today.

The NUST boys will play the Sri Lanka and India in the next two matches before the tournament enters the penultimate stage.

NUST Cricket Squad Voodoo continues at 2018 Campus Cricket World Finals

Staff Writer
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ZIMBABWE representatives at the 2018 Redbull Campus Cricket World Finals from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) have put up a disappointing show in the two games they have played so far.

The Zimbabwe team has played against Pakistan and Bangladesh in T20 series World Finals in Srilanka.

On Sunday, the boys displayed one of the worst performances against Pakistan falling by 92 runs and 10 wickets.

On Monday, the team played Bangladesh who proved to be a thorn in flesh. NUST scored only 78 runs in 20 overs with the rival team sailing to as high as 218 runs, creating a gap of 140 runs between them.

This is not the first time NUST has represented Zimbabwe in this tournament and have continued to display unsportsmanlike performances in all chances they have been given.

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Almost half of the players in the team have participated in the tournament before,hence, there are expectations that they could have learnt and found some experience to give a spirited performance and avoid embarrassment time and time again.

NUST (Zim) Kit for 2018 Redbull Campus Cricket World Finals Unveiled

Staff Reporter
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THE National University of Science and Technology men’s cricket team will face Campus  Cricket champions from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and hosts Sri Lanka  in the Red Bull World Campus Cricket tournament to be held  from 23 to 29 September 2018.

As usual, Team Zim will be sporting a red colored kit with gold accents.

NUST will play Pakistan in their opening match of  the #RebullCampusCricket World Finals in Sri Lanka.

India will face Bangladesh while Sri Lanka take on United Arab Emirates.

The competition is the only T20 cricket tournament available for students globally.

#WisdomWednesday: 10 Simple Life Lessons to Change You Forever

by Joseph Nyamayaro | Nust- ZW

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1. Understand crisis and use it to solve a problem.* *Every business is a response to a problem.

2. Initiate something; do not wait for things to be done.

3. Identify and refine your talent, skill, idea, service or knowledge to create wealth.

4. Whatever makes you angry, you must solve it.

5. Success is not final,failure is not fatal:it is the courage to continue that counts.

6. It’s not too early to start thinking about 2019 goals and also not too late to finish some 2018 goals.

7. Be in control of your mind, thoughts, perception and mentality to respond to change.

8. Be keen and take advantage of changes brought about by technology and globalisation.

9. Leave your legacy, not in products or buildings but in the people you train.

10. Every human being was born with a treasure. Your greatest secret to success lies in discovering your treasure.

NUST Student Satisfaction Survey

The following survey is conducted by Division of Students Affairs at NUST to evaluate student satisfaction with services provided by the institution. The purpose being to identify areas for improvement. Completing this survey implies your informed consent.

By completing this survey, you stand a chance to win a tablet, external hard-drives and lunch vouchers

 

#CurrentSituation: Students ‘Shutdown’ Nust in protest over strike

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Students barricaded the National University of Science and Technology on Monday morning in protest against the institution’s inability to resolve issues with lecturers who have been on strike for three weeks .

According to the Nust Student Representative Council (SRC), the protest dubbed #NustShutDown, was staged to compel the institution to resolve the deadlock with lecturers,  a situation that has resulted in the disruption of learning.

“Students have not been learning for about four weeks now and we have come to a situation where we have to do just about anything to get the attention of stakeholders at Nust,” said SRC President Pablo Chimusoro.

By  8 a.m, all entrance and exit points had been blocked and nobody was allowed on campus.

Administration staff were stranded at City Hall as their daily bus could not exit to shuttle them to work. Others were stranded in their vehicles along the Cecil Avenue entrance.

The shutdown is happening days after government announced the appointment of Prof Mqhele Dlodlo as substantive Vice Chancellor of the university.

Here is a timeline of key developments

  • 26 Feb 2018: Students shutdown Nust 

Students barricade university – all entrance/exit points blocked -as they mount pressure on institution to solve lecturers’ strike

  • 21 Feb 2018: Govt appoints Prof Mqhele Dlodlo as  substantive Vice Chancellor:

The lack of a proactive and substantive Vice-Chancellor was believed to be a contributing factor in the gross  mismanagement of funds by the institution’s executive, hence the appointment 

  • 16 Feb 2018: Students join strike

Students marched to the university’s administration offices protesting over the impasse.

  • 13 Feb 2018: Nust takes lecturers to the Labour Court

The university responded to the strike by contesting the legality of the industrial action.

  • 7 Feb 2018: Nust lecturers strike for the second time in the same academic year.

Nust lecturers downed tools, alleging mismanagement at the institution- splashing money on luxurious vehicles at the expense of students’ learning materials and equipment –  which they said was crippling the university’s operations. 

  • 29 Jan 2018: 2nd Semester of academic year commences.

Second semester commenced amidst high expectations given the new political dispensation in the country

Nust vice chancellor appointed

By Nqobile Tshili | Chronicle
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Professor Mqhele Dlodlo as National University of Science and Technology (Nust) Vice Chancellor with immediate effect.

Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister, Prof Amon Murwira confirmed the appointment yesterday.

“We received confirmation from His Excellency. The appointment is with immediate effect. When he starts work that’s an issue of Chairman of Council Ambassador Zenzo Nsimbi,” said Prof Murwira.

The university has been operating without a substantive Vice Chancellor since the expiry of the late Prof Lindela Ndlovu’s contract in 2015.

The university’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Samson Sibanda has been acting since then.

Prof Murwira said Prof Dlodlo has a mammoth task to address the challenges at Nust.

Nust has been experiencing some problems that have resulted in lecturers going on strike protesting against alleged mismanagement.

Prof Murwira said Government will fully support Prof Dlodlo to ensure that there are positive developments at Nust. “There is a lot of work to be done at Nust and we will support Prof Dlodlo to enable him to deliver. We should not spend our time bickering but we must deliver,” said Prof Murwira.

He said he was mindful of the fact that the absence of a substantive Vice Chancellor could have negatively affected the university’s operations and was confident the challenges facing the institution will soon be addressed.

Prof Dlodlo served as a principal lecturer and head of Electrical Craft Department at Bulawayo Polytechnic from 1983 to 1992.

In 2000, he joined Nust as a senior lecturer in the department of Electronic Engineering before being promoted to the post of Dean in the faculty of Industrial Technology from May 2002 to December 2003.

He joined the University of Cape Town as an Associate professor in January 2005 and also served as Assistant Dean in Internationalisation from January 2011 to December 2015. At the time of his appointment as Nust vice chancellor, Prof Dlodlo was still working in South Africa. — @nqotshili.

 

Students urged to prioritise check-ups

Mashudu Mambo | Sunday News
UNIVERSITY students have been urged to constantly check their health to reduce the risk of suffering from diseases such as breast cancer as they can be treated if detected early.

Speaking during a breast cancer awareness campaign at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) American Space on Friday, United Bulawayo Hospitals gynaecologist Dr Taurai Gunguwo urged students to take their health seriously by constantly checking and going for cancer screening.

“Breast cancer is very rare before the age of 40, making it risky to those over 40. One can detect cancer by feeling their breasts for lumps and cancer screening is for free at UBH,” he said.

“… there is a need for hospitals to train nurses and doctors to interact with their patients so as to fully understand their problems…”

Dr Gunguwo said cancer is caused by cells that can grow fast and sometimes the body can fail to control those cells resulting in breast cancer, especially among pregnant women or women who breast feed.

“The number one cause of breast cancer are genes which you are born with that expose you to cancer.The risk factors of breast cancer include age, family history, obesity, heavy consumption of alcohol and smoking,” he said.

“Most of the cancers in urban areas are rare in rural areas because of the food that those people eat, therefore reducing the risk of breast cancer among those in rural areas.”

Dr Gunguwo said chemotherapy could be used at any stage and breast cancer should be treated at stage one.

“The myth that when people come for chemotherapy worsens the condition of the patient depends on the stage of the cancer for example if breast cancer is at stage one there are 100 percent chances for survival because we can either remove the lump or the breast and you would have a five-year survival period.

“At stage four it is the palliative stage and at this stage it is when we have accepted that you will die and all we will be doing is to improve your life for the few months or years that will be left for you to live,” he said.

Dr Gunguwo said there was a need for the hospitals to train nurses and doctors to have some time to interact with their patients so as to fully understand their problems.

“I believe our hospitals must be like the ones in Europe where most exams for doctors are about interactions with the patients and information on breast cancer. We are now teaching doctors to interact with the patients and we should learn from other countries,” he said.

The discussion was part of Campus Conversations which are a series of panel discussions which bring together college students and experts to discuss various issues that affect young people. The interactive sessions are meant to engage students and foster a culture of healthy sexual behaviour and attitudes.

Police shoot at ‘Nust student cum taxi driver hired by gang of armed robbers’

by Andile Tshuma|  Chronicle 

A STUDENT from the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) in Bulawayo is lucky to be alive after police opened fire on his pirate taxi, hours after he had been hired by alleged armed robbers who are suspected to have used his vehicle as a getaway car.

Police pounced on Mr Riyacha Takaedza, a Journalism student who doubles as a part time taxi driver, as he was driving along Gwanda Road opposite Ascot Shopping Centre last Wednesday after he failed to comply with their orders to stop. The student did not comply as he was not aware that those stopping him were police officers as they were moving in a private car. Police then fired some shots towards his car, forcing him to stop and he was immediately arrested and taken to Bulawayo Central Police Station.

Unknown to Mr Takaedza, four men who hired him earlier in the day were armed robbers and people who spotted him with them gave police his vehicle’s number plate which was used to launch a manhunt.

…When they fired the first shot, I told myself that I was breathing my last and I had met my fate…

In a telephone interview, Mr Takaedza narrated to The Chronicle events leading to what he termed his near death experience which occurred at around 11:30PM and saw him being released by the police on Friday.

“I was intercepted by police officers in a black car who signalled for me to stop. Since it was late in the night, I did not stop, and they opened fire at us.

When they fired the first shot, I told myself that I was breathing my last and I had met my fate. I was taken to the station where I then spent a terrible night going through a series of interrogations,” said Mr Takaedza.

“I was roughed up, some officer slapped me when we were still at the spot where I was arrested at Ascot Shopping Centre robots. One officer kicked me on my behind. I received some nasty treatment. I think they were convinced I was a thug and for them to believe my story took a lot of convincing.”

Mr Takaedza said he suspected that police had been acting on a tip off, leading to them arresting him after following his car along the City-Nust route that he plies.

He said earlier, a gang of four men approached him and asked to be taken to a city hotel where they said they wanted to process a deal they did not disclose.

Mr Takaedza said he took them to their destination and waited outside, before they came back. He left them at another spot in the city centre not knowing that he was assisting people on a robbery mission.

“I got paid so I complied and took them to Standard hotel. I have no idea what they were up to when they got there. However, we had to leave in a rush to some other place. When I got my money we parted ways,” he said.

“You know in this business you just get hired to ferry people to places and I didn’t know at that point that I was helping criminals to execute a robbery.”

Mr Takaedza said he was released the following day and police told him they may summon him back again.

Although he declined to disclose the other people he had when he was arrested, a close friend who declined to be named said she was with him and two other friends when it happened.

“I was so scared. I could not take a picture of the scene. We were stopped by CIDs in a black Mercedes Benz car. They stopped us and cuffed him. I have never seen real guns like those, let alone hear shots being fired. I’m glad he stopped because we could have all been killed there,” she said.

Social media was awash on Friday and Saturday with messages circulating among Nust students that Mr Takaedza had been arrested for armed robbery.

Some of the messages claimed that he had been killed in a shootout.

“Those things damage a person’s reputation. It’s not fair. I am a well-known person around Nust circles because I have served in the Students Representative Council. I would just love to let those that know me and care about my welfare that I am alive and safe, I have gone through a really tough time over the past few days. However, it shall pass,” said Mr Takaedza.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said the matter had not yet been brought to her attention.

Nust Director of Communication and Marketing, Mr Felix Moyo, said he was out of town on business and was not aware of the matter.—@andile_tshuma | Featured image -file pic Bulawayo24 News

 

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