The Zimbabwe National Students’ Union (Zinasu) wants the govt to stop tertiary institutions from demanding tuition fees from students who are on industrial attachment. The organisation also wants the government to create a law which gazettes a minimum subsistence allowance for students on attachment so that they are not forced to work for free.
In a petition to Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Jonathan Moyo, Zinasu secretary-general Makomborero Haruzivishe said:
We fully understand and are aware that students would be off campus and will not be using exclusive university/college materials, services, and facilities. As such, we are sternly proposing the immediate scrapping of tuition fees for students on attachment for if the students do not have use for the services charged for in the tuition fees breakdown, then why pay?
…The Zimbabwe National Students’ Union is demanding that institutions and companies that employ students be obliged to pay basic livelihood salaries and also contribute to their tuition fees as a way of both payment and appreciation for the work students would be doing to contribute to the increased production for them.