State varsities get cushioning allowance

State universities have received an undisclosed cushioning allowance which vary in amounts depending on one’s grade.

In a statement released by Marondera University of Agricultural Science and Technology and authored by the university’s assistant registrar human resources, the funds are being processed and will be disbursed in banks forthwith.

“We advise you that a cushioning allowance has been awarded to all state universities and the amounts vary with grades,” read part of the statement.

Interestingly, what boggles the mind is that the internal memo did not state the amount awarded to the employees.

University sources said the lecturers were not happy by the undisclosed offer which they are seeing as government efforts to divide them.

“This will divide us based on our grades,” said one lecturer adding: “You cannot join others in a protest when your grade gives you a higher allowance.”