Zimbabwe has announced grant of $1 billion for the construction of a university and it would be named as Robert Mugabe University.
Robert Mugabe, 93, has been President of Zimbabwe since 1987. He was born as Robert Gabriel Mugabe and is a revolutionary and politician. Between 1980 and 1987 he served as the Prime Minister of the country, and between 1975 and 1980 chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU). Since 1980 he had also led the successor political party, ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF).
Even though he was self-identified as a socialist after the 1990s, his policies have been known as Mugabeism. During the 1970s and 1980s Mugabe was identified as a Marxist-Leninist.
Talking to the media the Zimbabwe’s minister of higher education, Jonathan Moyo, said the ministry is excited about establishing The Robert Mugabe University and this would be one of the best recognition to his commitment to education and exemplary leadership.
The university would be constructed in Mazowe area, which is a farming region and about 30 kilometers north of capital Harare.
The minister added, “We are looking forward to working with the Robert Gabriel Mugabe Foundation and the University of Zimbabwe to establish the university.”
He further mentioned the new university will be facilitating the discovery of scientific technological and engineering solutions.
Very recently the president urged his party to ensure his legacy remains even after his death.
He also hinted to be contesting the 2018 elections.