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Female students hold leadership seminar
Female Students Network
February 15, 2013

The Zimbabwe Female Students Network (ZFSN), an organisation representing female students in Zimbabwe is conducting meetings in tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe to raise awareness among female students to participate in national processes.

About 100 female students from across Matabeleland South Province are currently gathered at Joshua Mqabuko Polytechnic today Friday 15 February 2013. The meeting is part of FSN's Community Outreach program in tertiary institutions to encourage active participation of female students in governance issues.

Participants are debating the relevance and impact of the GPA to the female students in tertiary institutions.


40 Female students drawn from four tertiary institutions in Manicaland Province namely Mutare Polytechnic, Mutare Teachers' College, Marymount Teachers' College and Africa University will converge at United Methodist Women Centre for a Feminist Leadership Training program.

The purpose of the Leadership summit is to empower female students with leadership skills through capacity building.

Meanwhile, FSN is also proud to announce the Mutare Teachers' College Students Representative Council (SRC) elections outcome. The historic election saw, for the first time female students grabbing all the top positions, with only one male student completing the team. All the committee seats were taken up by female students showing the fruits of efforts by the Network in empowering female students. The results were as follows:

  • President - Virginia Chipumo
  • Secretary General - Monica Nemutambwe
  • Finance - Charity Muchichwa
  • Entertainment - Sarah Tionesei
  • Food Representative - Grace Kunaka
  • Sports - Jesman Mukweva

FSN congratulates the new team and wish them all the best in their delivery of duty. This is a positive development in the history of the students' movement and we will keep encouraging more females to grab positions of influence in the realisation of gender equality in our country.

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