WE, the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) wish to register our dismay over the insecurity that engulfs students with respect to the new fees structure as examinations are pending countrywide at teachers’ and polytechnic colleges.
May the Minister of Higher Education be
informed that Zinasu resolved at its congress held from May 3-5 in Harare to reject the new fees as students feel they are unjustified and beyond the reach of many.
Zinasu therefore requests that the minister clarify publicly whether students will be admitted into examinations and allowed to access their results after completing their examinations.
Zinasu also resolved to boycott lectures after May 22, should the issue of the fees structure remain unclear.
Zinasu is disappointed that police arrested and unlawfully detained more than 50 student leaders, all of whom have since been released without charge. One student leader collapsed in his cell and had to be rushed to a clinic where he is currently admitted.
Whatever happened to the pre-Independence promise of free education for all as a fundamental and inalienable human right?