Zim student leader on diplomatic charm offensive

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.