Dr Solomon Guramatunhu announced that he is set to open the country’s first school of optometry, which is expected to start operating by year-end in partnership with Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE).

Guramatunhu made the announcement last Friday during the official opening of his new eye clinic in Avondale. Said Guramatunhu:

It is now 37 years after independence and sadly there is still no school of optometry in Zimbabwe, that is why we have partnered with the university to address this issue, with the main goal being nurturing world class eye specialists that are able to serve the nation at large. Everything is almost in place, as we have already recruited lecturers, some of whom are coming from outside Zimbabwe, and this school is going to increase manpower in the country’s optometry services and consequently address the high prices incurred in acquiring such services.

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Solomon Guramatunhu is a Zimbabwean ophthalmologist who was born in Nyazura. He has been a source of inspiration too many especially the visually impaired. His character and or personality to assist the disadvantaged was nurtured at Waterford Kamhlamba United World College of Southern Africa in Swaziland (1973-194) where he was taught that everyone has the capacity to do great exploits for the betterment of the human race. Read More

Bindura University of Science Education is a state owned tertiary institution located in the Mashonaland Central province of Zimbabwe. The university opened its doors in 1996 and since then it has specialised in the provision of science education to both locals and foreign students. Read More

Avondale is Harare's oldest residential suburbs. Read More