Ignore Social Media Reports On University Fees Hikes – Prof Murwira

The Minister of Higher and tertiary education, Professor Amon Murwira has urged the public to ignore reports circulating on social media about vasity fees hikes the Chronicle reports. The minister’s remarks came after social media started circulating the following figures:

University of Zimbabwe fees increased to $15 000 per semester. Medicine Faculty to pay $45 000 per semester. Law Full time $12 000 and part time $21 500 per semester. The Ministry of Higher education has granted all State universities and other tertiary institutions authority to raise the fees which had not been raised in tandem with inflation.”

….for Chinhoyi University of Technology (Cut) shows figures ranging between $4 245 and $15 000 while international students are supposed to pay US$3 000. Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) fees, according to the messages, is pegged at $12 598 per semester.

in dismissing the messages, the Minister expressed his disappointment in social media and said:

It is shocking, I saw the messages on twitter and I was so disappointed with social media. These messages are causing despondency in the country. Who can afford to pay $45 000 for fees in this country, I mean what will be your salary?

We have not even adjusted anything on the ground. Even if we increase the fees it will not be that much, it is just a pack of lies. No committee has sat to discuss fees structures for next year,.

However other schools have already hiked their 2020 fees with a survey conducted forecasting that there will be a massive influx of students in govt schools mainly from boarding schools due to the economic meltdown.

More; The Chronicle

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