National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Zimbabwe, held an extra-ordinary general meeting on Monday, 03 March 2008 to delebarate about the current political developments in the country, satanic fees currently being charged by the university administration and bread and butter issues affecting the students.


The students note with a heavy heart the emerging of  Dr Simba Makoni as the third force in the March harmonised presidential elections. As the intelligensia of the nation, students took their time to analyse all the prons and cons concerning this issue. Movement for Democratic Change( MDC), a labour party, was formed in September 1999 and have less than a decade in Zimbabwean politics. Their core value is social democracy and are against the dictatorial rule of the current ZANU-PF regime. Dr Makoni should have co-joined hands with other pro-democratic forces like them, to build a strong opposition. With such a background, students declared Dr Makoni’s presidential candidature as null and void. Students declared to strongly rally behind Movement for Democratic Change in these coming electiopns.

Pertaining to the satanic fees, students declared that no student will pay until their concerns  are heard. A five member delegation was summoned to ingarge the ministry of higher and tertiary education to discuss the fees issue and the current education funding policy. Food remain a problem at college, the problem is rooted in the current economic hardships being experienced in the country. The problem need to be addressed at national level. Student leaders we instructed to convey the message to all relevant stackholders so as to come up with long lasting solution.

The moto during the meeting was, “We do not have permanent friends but permanent interests”.

Inserted by

Langton Muchembere

Students Representative Council, President




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