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Published: July 6, 2009
Masvingo (ZimEye) – STATE-run, Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) failed to open Monday after students could not raise the required US$300 pegged fees.
Reports from the institution say the students failed to raise the high fees.
Students at GZU said they could not go back to the tertiary institution because of the prohibitive US$300 fees per semester.
The students also failed to access their last semester results since they owe the university.
In a statement, GZU Vice Chancellor Professor Obert Maravanyika said: “This is a national problem. Students are having difficulties in raising their fees all over the country. We are not an exception but we just encourage all our students to come and register so that they would be able to attend lectures. I can not conclude that students have already failed, I know they are coming.”
“We can not teach because there are almost five percent of the students here. If they do not reduce the fees, then there will be no learning in the near future,” said one of the lecturers.”
Apart from GZU, other state universities like University of Zimbabwe and the National University of Science and Technology are not operating because of a myriad of challenges.
UZ is completely closed while NUST is running at less than half capacity (ZimEye, Zimbabwe)