Zinasu appeals for vacation jobs

HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has asked the private sector to offer students jobs while on vacation to cater for their tuition.

This comes as at least 12 000 students have dropped out of tertiary institutions by April this year.

Zinasu spokesperson Zivai Mhetu said students were reeling from economic hardships, with parents struggling to make ends meet.

“Due to failure to pay fees, a lot of students are dropping out of college which has prompted Zinasu to implore the private sector to give jobs to students during the impending vacation so that they can raise money,” Mhetu said.

However, with over 85 percent of Zimbabweans unemployed, the students’ chances of getting jobs are next to none.

Mhetu said even though several institutions allowed students to sit for their exams despite being in arrears, they will not be given access to their results, which are a prerequisite for carrying on to the next level.

“As such, a lot of students do not only need money to pay fees for next semester but also need financial resources to pay outstanding fees from the previous one,” Mhetu said.

He added: “The private sector should weigh in and offer temporary vacation jobs to students so that they can raise money for fees.”

Mhetu pleaded with big companies, small scale business owners, civic society organisations and churches, among other institutions, to assist students in their quest to sustain their educational needs.

“I know that a very small number of businesses are currently operating in the country due to the ongoing economic malaise but I would like to call upon those few enterprises that are open to sacrifice and assist students,” he said.

Comments (9)

help please; can indigenous employers who took ova from the colonial settler regime assist by employing these 12000 drop-outs? so what will a drop out do? when inducting such an employee, what will go in his/her HR file; infact what will the cv read, 'current studies: college drop-out'? someone have mercy i beg!! where is the pvt sector to take up these half backed human resources? even if the remaining struggling companies tek them, they will sink the small bond allowances into today's bank where those drop outs will take months in bank queues trying to withdraw the pittance.

SaManyika Chaiye - 2 June 2016

my campanies can only take a limited number,at the moment i have 9 attaches but hopefully my lodge at the hunting concession will be renovated in time for the next hunting season then we can absorb more,rthe agric students are half baked as most of them were clueless at the farm

truth - 2 June 2016

Guys , at the moment there is no private sector to talk about. Either you consider being middle men for cabbage farmers in Mutoko. Or you join vendors on our city pavements. But do not indulge in risky behaviours that would see your life cut short

Viona Ngwena - 3 June 2016

Guys , at the moment there is no private sector to talk about. Either you consider being middle men for cabbage farmers in Mutoko. Or you join vendors on our city pavements. But do not indulge in risky behaviours that would see your life cut short

Viona Ngwena - 3 June 2016

@truth you are just but a big mouth.You want to parade what you never worked but got from evil Zanu Pf.The farm you were given by Zanu PF and the poaching you are doing is not worth talking about.It only shows how shallow your mind is if ever you have any.

chimuti - 3 June 2016

thanks @truth for taking 0.075% of these 12000 stranded young citizens! that must be zimasset at work i suppose? or its part of the 2.2m jobs as per 2013 manifesto which could contribute 0.00045% toward that goal? if we add these 9 attachees to the 11 yutz already on yo payroll we'll have a staff complement of at least 20 is it? are they guaranteed of completing studies after completing this secondment? maybe you can make direct payments to the varsity so that the funds are put to their intended use?

SaManyika Chaiye - 3 June 2016

@chimuti,i have actually wrote a letter to minister mombeshora inviting him to my farm in shangani,at 400ha the farm is now too small for my operations and either the minister evicts my neighbors to make room fo me or re allocates me another farm of no less than 1000ha,as am having to lease land to keep my cattle,with this appeal from zinasu it make case stronger as a bigger farm means i can accommodate more students

truth - 3 June 2016

My dear friend there is no private sector to talk about .

sanya - 3 June 2016

My dear friend there is no private sector to talk about .

sanya - 3 June 2016

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