Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has handed over a donation of Multi-Seat Computer System worth USD 25 000 to the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT).
Speaking at the handover ceremony, on Tuesday in the capital ZERA technical director Misheck Siyakatshana said the authority hopes the system increasing access to information, generating and triggering novel ideas and innovation among students, researchers and teaching staff for a better economy.
“Libraries are centres of knowledge that offer equal access to information to all students and staff to dream, thrive and innovate. It is our hope that this donation will contribute to HIT’s vision and mission as well as the economy at large through stimulating relevant ideas for the betterment of the nation,” he said.
Mr Siyakatshana added that ZERA is proud to be associated with the Institution, where a caliber of innovative thinking tanks are getting empowered, and as a show of faith the Authority has engaged HIT in consultancy work.
“We are also sponsoring two HIT students under the ZERA scholarship and we will be enrolling more students as the year progresses.” he said.
HIT Vice chancellor Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe expressed gratitude to ZERA for such a noble gesture to the Institute, and particularly to the Library.
“Our Library and information Services is positioning itself as a smart library that provides adequate access to smart technologies in order to increase use of available digital resources. this computer system is an invaluable addition to the available machines.
“I am confident that this donation will go a long way in enhancing the Library’s online information environment. This donation has come at a time when prices of laptops have ballooned beyond the reach of many of our students. our students can now enjoy equal access to online information for their studies,” said the Vice Chancellor.