President Robert Mugabe has lifted the recruitment freeze on lecturers for all programmes that have been approved by the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE).
This directive will apply to Lupane State University (LSU) with $3,9 million being released towards the development of the institution. Said Mugabe:
My Government, in consultation with the Vice Chancellor (Professor Pardon Kuipa) and Reserve Bank Governor (Dr John Mangudya) will immediately release funding to complete the male hostel, solar heating system for student hostels and two staff flatlets. My Government will, with immediate effect, lift recruitment freeze on academic staff for all programmes that have already been approved by ZIMCHE. In monetary terms, these measures have been estimated to amount to about $3,9 million, which I have directed to be released immediately.