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National Students Union (ZINASU)
May 23, 2010
The extra-ordinary general
council meeting was held on the 21st -23rd of May 2010 at the Vashandiri
Training Centre in Gweru. The General Council resolved that issues
of the 2nd May resolutions adopted amongst other issues as follows:
The house agreed that
it shall not be silent on the issue of commercializing education
but adopt a rather radical approach. It was agreed that the National
Campaign against the Privatization of Education be revived but with
a rather radical approach. ZINASU has brokered an alliance with
ZIHHISU to ensure that education at any level shall not be commercialized.
of students activists
Executive Council should lobby for scholarships partnering with
SST for those
students who sacrificed for the emancipation of the Zimbabwean student.
The government organ of national healing should ensure that the
reinstatement of suspended and expelled student is made possible.
The loan and grant scheme
should be revived and the present system be abolished. The house
agreed to lobby for the reintroduction of the loan and grant system
as a revolving fund and declared the cadetship as a slavery programme
by the monumental nonsense called the GNU.
Alive Campaign shall be re-introduced but in a rather vigorous and
radical approach as workshops and concerts The NEC was mandated
to ensure that they partner with SAYWHAT.
The house adopted the
post of the Deputy Secretary General and the issue of provincial
congresses. The constitution was upheld since the fact of both NEC's
being elected by bona fide general councilors. The provincial chairperson
and secretary shall be ex-officio members of the National Executive
The students' have
realized that there is a lot to discuss about the process shelved
it for mid-June. The General council noted that neither take-charge
nor COPAC is moving in any direction.
ZINASU is full behind
indigenisation but not the Act that was imposed by Kasukuwere. Ordinary
Zimbabweans should benefit from the legislation not only the black
ZINASU supports gender
equality and the NEC has been mandated to encourage the female students
to contest in the forthcoming provincial elections in about a fortnight.
The partners such as MDC, ZCTU,
and the Coalition
should respect ZINASU as an autonomous body and an independent one.
The national healing programme should also focus on students and
ensure those suspended and expelled students are reinstated.
ZINASU declared the inclusive
government as an illegitimate and despotic government that has managed
to bring misery in the students' community. The house resolved
that whether we are prepared or not elections should be held as
soon as yesterday.
The General Council agreed
that the fiscus should follow the international guidelines and prioritize
social services. Chiadzwa must be nationalized and try to meet the
costs of social services.
went agreed as planned despite the works of counter-revolutionaries
to ensure that the union dose not get any funding and paying General
Councilors to cause havoc and mayhem. A press statement shall be
issued on the 25th of May 2010 at QUILL Club at 11 am.
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