Former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo refuted statements made by the Minister Of Higher and Tertiary Education Amon Murwira that the STEM initiative was discontinued because of the abuse of funds. Moyo said Murwira lied. Moyo had this to say
Murirwa shamelessly told shameful lies in Parliament yesterday Re: the A-Level Stem Scholarship Initiative launched in 2016 as a 10-year government programme with Cabinet approval. Murirwa’s claim that ‘a forensic audit unearthed rampant corruption’ is a wicked political lie.
If a forensic audit unearthed ‘rampant corruption’, which is false, that still would not be a reason for scrapping the programme.
Even idiots know that you don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. MPs must demand to see the forensic audit of the A-Level Stem Scholarships.
Stem scholarships addressed this to grow a pool for local varsities!” he said, arguing it is mandatory for higher education to plan for this.
To say the ‘mandate’ of Higher Education doesn’t cover ‘‘A’’Level students is false. Mnangagwa said so in vain in 2016. So there is no need for rocket science to see why the ‘‘A’’Level Stem Scholarships initiative has been scrapped. It’s satanic to use lies to justify the scrapping!