MSU students resist forced deferments

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MIDLANDS State University (MSU) students have rebuffed purported forced deferments by the institution due to late registration.

MIDLANDS State University (MSU) students have rebuffed purported forced deferments by the institution due to late registration.

Some MSU students are being forced by the institution to defer their studies for failure to register timeously on e-learning for the August to December semester.

This includes students who had not yet paid their tuition fees, among them those in their final year, implying they would not be able to write end of semester examinations.

In an interview with the Zimbabwe Students’ Union spokesperson, Tatenda Mandondo, this publication heard that some of these late registration were a culmination of economic hardships in the country.

“Some of the students who are forced to defer are in their final year and due to the current economic crisis in our country, they had not yet acquired tuition fee,” Mandondo said.

He added that the Student Representative Council was asking students to forward their grievances to university authorities, but added that as a union they would not beg the college to drop its threats.

Mandondo also said they were giving the institution 48 hours to reconsider its decision, failure which they would take the issue up with higher authorities as per section 75 (2) of the Constitution.

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