University bars students from lectures as govt fails to remit $400 000 Unicef scholarship money

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Great Zimbabwe University has barred more than 400 students from attending lectures due to outstanding fees. The students who are specializing in indigenous languages are on scholarship with their fees being paid for by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). The students allege that Unicef has already paid the money to the government, but the government is not remitting the money to the university. As a result, the students collectively owe more than $400 000.

One of the students who spoke to Newsday said:

Unicef has paid [but] Treasury has not remitted the funds. It owes GZU more than $400 000. They tried to pay $40 000, but GZU denied the offer and this led to the present situation,

Student representatives went to Harare to see the permanent secretary and directors and they were to bring receipts reflecting the breakdown of our $671 fees per semester. But they failed to access these because the registrar, vice-registrar and vice-chancellor were out of their offices.

More: NewsDay

Great Zimbabwe University

Great Zimbabwe University is one of the state-owned tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe. It is located in Masvingo Province and is administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. Read More About Great Zimbabwe University

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