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Government Cuts Down University Tuition Fees

After a protracted battle with students and parliament over the issue of students paying university tuition fees while on attachments, the government has finally conceded. In a statement made on Thursday, the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development announced that it was cutting the fees down by 40% with immediate effect. In the brief statement, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry Desire Sibanda announced that the government had listened to the pleas of the students and considered their socio economic situations and agreed to cut the fees.…

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MDC-T youth ratchet Parly, council seats pressure

MDC-T youths are ratcheting up pressure to dominate parliamentary and local government seats ahead of this year’s elections amid revelations that they are determined to fight under-representation and complement their youthful presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa. Last year the party conceded to the youth’s demand to have at least 20% of the seats reserved for them in each province and pursuant to that, they have since furnished the MDC-T leaders with their desired seats and constituencies. Youth assembly leader Happymore Chidziva confirmed to NewsDay yesterday that they were focusing on getting…

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