Articles tagged 'zinasu'

Zinasu calls for consolidated Education Act 27 November 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has called for a consolidated Higher Tertiary Education Act that will reduce their problems and put a stop to the repressive laws that infringe the rights of students. Zinasu national president Archbold Madida said students in tertiary ins...
ED rapped for forcing students to rallies 8 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has slammed President Emmerson Mnangagwa for forcing school pupils to attend his rallies. Zinasu secretary-general, Ashley Pfunye, told MDC supporters during an electoral reforms demo in Harare on Tuesday: “He (Mnangagwa) acts as if he ...
Students vow to confront Mugabe 12 November 2017 HARARE - Tertiary students — represented by the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) — have vowed to confront President Robert Mugabe over their deplorable welfare at the Zanu PF interface rally to be held in the capital next week. If denied to speak at the event, Zinasu said they will pe...
Students ready for Mugabe interface 22 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) says it is ready to meet President Robert Mugabe as announced by the Zanu PF youth league that they are planning for students interface rallies at universities. Zinasu secretary-general Makomborero Hamandishe said they are eager to meet Mugabe...
Zinasu sues top cops for unlawful arrest 25 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) leaders rounded up in a dragnet arrest as they convened a general council meeting in Manicaland province last September to discuss the welfare of students in tertiary institutions have filed a suit against the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) offic...
'Govt grants only solution to tuition woes' 29 May 2017 HARARE - Government grants are the permanent solution to curbing massive dropouts at tertiary institutions over tuition, not ministerial directives which can be disregarded, a students' body has said. This comes as higher learning institutions — even primary and secondary schools — are turning...
Varsity students forecast tough 2017 6 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has forecast “a very tough 2017” following a massive cut on tertiary education spending among a plethora of challenges crippling the economy. In his 2017 budget, Finance Patrick Chinamasa cut the amount allocated to higher and tertiary edu...
'Chinamasa should have budgeted for grants' 16 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students’ Union (Zinasu) has slammed Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa’s 2017 national budget saying it was out of touch with students’ needs. The spending plan proposed to allocate $200.9 million for Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development...
'Govt must offer industrial attachments' 8 December 2016 HARARE - Government must step in and offer industrial attachment to students enrolled in colleges and universities to stem chronic problems of inadequate internship places, the Zimbabwe National Students' Union (Zinasu) has said. Due to the large number of applicants and the limited number of ...
Save us: Poor students plead 25 November 2016 HARARE - As Zimbabwe's economic crisis continues to deepen, impoverished university students around the country have pleaded for urgent intervention by both the government and the corporate sector to bail them out financially ahead of their end-of-year examinations which begin on Monday. This ...
Student leaders freed on bail 1 October 2016 MUTARE - Two Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) members who had been arrested on charges of disorderly conduct in a public place have been finally granted $100 bail each. The duo had remained behind bars after 15 others, who are also Zinasu members, were released on bail. Although al...
Students protest UZ tuition fee hike 15 July 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Students' Union (Zinasu) has criticised the University of Zimbabwe (UZ)'s decision to hike tuition fees starting next semester. In a statement, Zinasu spokesperson Zivai Mhetu, said the decision to increase fees from $400 to $450 was “unacceptable”. “Why raise...
Zinasu condemns shooting of Papua New Guinea students 14 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students' Union (Zinasu) has condemned the injury of at least nine people when police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on student protesters last Wednesday. Prime Minister Peter O'Neill — whom protesters were calling on to resign amid accusations of corruption — blame...
New students' union formed 8 June 2016 HARARE - Tertiary education students in Zimbabwe have set up a new students' union to rival the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) and Zimbabwe Congress of Students' Union (Zicosu), which they say are linked to political parties. The new union, going by the name Students Voice, was regi...
Zinasu appeals for vacation jobs 2 June 2016 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 stud...
Zinasu protests UZ, GZU exam barring 18 May 2016 The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has threatened to unleash mass protests at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) for barring students from sitting for their exams over tuition fee arrears. Zinasu secretary-general Makomborero Haruzivishe, called on t...
Rationalise tertiary education fees 13 April 2016 HARARE - Reports that over 12 000 students have dropped out of tertiary learning institutions are an indictment on the governing party Zanu PF and if not properly addressed could lead to chaos similar to what happened in South Africa when students went on a “fees must fall” campaign strike in tha...
12 000 students drop out of colleges: Zinasu 12 April 2016 HARARE - At least 12 000 students from the country's various tertiary institutions have been forced to drop out of school or defer their studies in the face of the deteriorating economic and political climate, the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) said. In a statement Zinasu said skyro...
'Ministers spreading STIs at varsities' 12 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean government ministers and politicians are spreading Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among university students, the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has said. According to a research conducted by the student body together with Student Representative Councils (...
Police brutality is not the answer. 19 November 2015 HARARE - Friday the 13th is considered to be a very unlucky day. This superstition, which has been cemented by popular fiction in the form of novels and movies, can be traced back to the year 1307 when an order of knights known as the Knights Templar were arrested, tortured and murdered in Eur...
Demonstrating students clash with police 14 November 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students' Union (Zinasu) protesters yesterday clashed with police as scores of students marched through central Harare in a rally calling for a slash in tuition fees and the return of student grants and loans. Fifteen female demonstrators were arrested following scuf...
Grace's degree: Students cry foul 22 September 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) yesterday piled on the pressure on the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) describing the doctorate awarded to first lady Grace Mugabe last week as a “Genetically Modified Doctorate”  which has shamed local academia. Samuel Gwenzi, the Zinasu nati...
Zinasu torn between Tsvangirai, Biti 30 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) is, like other civil society groups, caught between Morgan Tsvangirai and Tendai Biti. Zinasu president Gilbert Mutubuki, has gone along with Biti after the MDC split, but at the same time his colleagues feel the historical pull of Tsvangirai’...
Zinasu welcomes suspension of Mugabe scholarship 25 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has welcomed the suspension of the Presidential Scholarship Programme, saying the bursary should be used to support students in local universities. Chris Mushowe, head of the scholarship programme said last week enrolment for the Presidential ...
Congress date set: Zinasu 2 September 2013 EDITOR — The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) would like to inform all students, members of the press, civic society partners and the general public that it will be holding its ninth bi-annual congress from October 25 to 27, 2013. The Zinasu president Pride Mkono has proclaimed dates ...