The MDC Youth Assembly congratulates Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) for holding a successful congress at the weekend which elected a new leadership to rein over Zimbabwe’s biggest students’ board.
We wish the new leadership a fruitful season which will see them deal with countless issues affecting students considering the current state of affairs in the Nation. We believe that they will fearlessly push and genuinely fight for academic freedoms.
Many students are living out of campus because they do not afford Residential fees. Most of them struggle to get exorbitant tuition fees charged at various institutions of higher learning. The government of the day is reluctant to play its parental responsibility of intervening and give students’ grants and students’ loans.
The MDC has students at heart as enunciated in the party’s policy blue print, Agenda for Real Transformation (ART) that the MDC government will create a non-partisan revolving fund set aside to specifically give all students loans and grants.
We however do not want to distort history, therefore we acknowledge and respect the fact that ZINASU is a founding organisation of our party and they have a stake in our Party but the MDC does not have a stake in ZINASU.
Long Live ZINASU. Long live the people’s struggle.
For and on behalf of young people of Zimbabwe
MDC Youth Assembly Information Department.
Together to end,building a youth with a difference.