By Tafadzwa Muranganwa
A Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) leader has told Radio VOP that he will be attending at Youth of United Nations Associations summit in Tanzania where he is going to highlight the challenges the country is facing in providing education.
The 21st Youth of United Nations Associations Summit will be held from the 28th April to 4th May in Tanzania and to Zinasu Midlands ,vice chairman , Liam Takura Kanhenga, he is going to present about the maladministration currently manifesting in many tertiary education institutions.
“This an opportunity for us as an organisation to launch a diplomatic offensive on the maladministration obtaining at the state captured institutions ,” briefed the Zinasu Midlands vice chair.
According to Kanhenga, the militarisation at the tertiary institutions is also going to be another key issue that he will table before the delegates attending the high level summit.
“The militarisation of our tertiary institutions is another issue that I am going to speak about at length,” he added.
However, the event present us an opportunity to share how we have fared in producing top graduates .
“It will be also a chance for us to share how we have managed to churn out graduates who are making it in industries dotted across the world and how our government should leverage on this in its quest for an economic revamp, ”cited Kanhenga.
The summit is coming at a time the students’ representative body has been seized with the harassment of student leaders across many higher learning institutions.
Last month , Zinasu Masvingo provincial chairperson Simon Gatawa and other members were arrested at the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), while at Lupane State University (LSU), student representative council (SRC) president Silas Makumbe and colleagues were arrested for demonstrating against the deteriorating educational system.