Tertiary fees too high

EDITOR — Tertiary education has become so expensive in this country.

Many universities in the country are so expensive such that an ordinary person can not even afford.

Education should be accessed by any one and I wonder with the rate at which the fees are being hiked, where is this country is heading to?

Getting a degree in this country has become so difficult and in most cases the undeserving students proceed to universities because the whole process is marred with corruption.

Most parents end up paying bribes for their children to get places in universities.

At a certain State university in this country Law is only reserved for a few and it is by hook and crook to get a place to study Law because the places will be reserved for other people.

Most students are failing to do degree programmes they really deserve because of the graft in these universities.

Many people have their dreams shuttered because they fail to enrol into university.

Tertiary education  has become a privilege not a right.

Only the elites and the middle class can afford to pay the huge amounts required.

No wonder why most female students in universities engage in prostitution to earn a living.

In most case rentals will be high and many students fail to make ends meet.

The government has tried by introducing the cadetship programme but only a few are assisted. If only they could assist more students

Mitchell,

Kuwadzana

 

Comments (3)

Sad story. Being a good man, I am inviting all the pretty female students to seek assistance from me. We will be friends with benefits.

dr doowop - 9 April 2014

On a serious note tertiary fees in Zimbabwe are actually low. One of the reasons our they are poorly resourced in terms of computer labs, libraries and equipment of that nature is that fees are too low. Just make a comparison with other countries with top 100 universities and you'll see what I mean. The government can no longer finance all the local universities they are now too many. So lets look at this with objective minds.

Marshall - 9 April 2014

too high i agree its not a matter of whether they are high or low but of whether we can afford it

tot - 10 April 2014

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