Zim Students Protest Government Corruption

Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has threatened mass protests next week against government corruption which has resulted in poor service delivery in education.
Zinasu president Gilbert Mutubuki told journalists in Harare on Monday that meetings with government ministers and a Constitutional Court challenge over the matter had failed to produce results.
The student leader said several universities and colleges had increased fees this year, more as an annual “tradition” than a necessity.
“The government, each and every year is raising our tuition,” said Mutubuki, adding that poor students could no longer afford education.
“It is corruption and mismanagement, and not a lack of financial resources that has resulted in a downward spiral of our social services with particular attention to education,” he said.
“The government is silent as tertiary institutions are skyrocketing tuition and accommodation fees. These escalations have become more of a tradition but for no justifiable reason,” Mutubuki said.
Comment was not immediately available from the government.


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