Sunday, November 12, 2017

President, Students Meet on Saturday
November 13, 2017
Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo Bureau
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mugabe will on Saturday hold a Presidential Youth Interface Rally with students from the country’s higher and tertiary institutions. The interface rally will be held at the Harare International Conference Centre. The students interface rally has been brought forward before the Harare Province Presidential Youth Interface Rally, whose date is still to be set.

The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Jonathan Moyo, last Friday met representatives from higher and tertiary education institutions to map the way forward ahead of the historic rally. Representatives of the institutions included the vice chancellors of universities and principals of colleges, students’ representative council leaders and Zanu-PF Youth League members.

It will be the first time for students to host President Mugabe in an interactive session. In an interview, Zanu-PF Youth League Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Kudzanai Chipanga confirmed the students interface rally. He said students’ constituency was very important to Zanu-PF and the Youth League.

“The President is meeting young people in this country. We have categories of young people, we have the party youths, but also have students who are the party’s youth. As Zanu-PF’s Youth League, we gave our students sector a priority to meet the President, who is their President as well. So it’s important that the students meet the President so that they can present their concerns to the highest office. This will guide the President in as far as issues affecting the students,” said Cde Chipanga.

“It’s important to the students. We know they have been crying for that opportunity which they have never had. As the youth leadership, we regard the students highly, hence we facilitated this opportunity that they meet President Mugabe,” he said. President Mugabe has met youths across the country’s nine provinces through the Presidential Youth Interface Rallies with the latest province being Bulawayo.

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