MP calls on Mugabe to resign as universities’ chancellor

Harare West MP Jessie Majome has called on President Robert Mugabe to step down as chancellor of all state universities, arguing the workload was now too much for him given the increasing number of state universities in the country, writes Veneranda Langa for News Day.

Majome made the proposal while contributing to debate on a motion on the Pan African Minerals University of Sciences and Technology Bill. The proposed university is expected to train high calibre mineral experts from all over Africa and its chancellor will be Mugabe.

“Since 1990 there has been an exponential increase in the number of state universities in each and every province and to the present day, there are now 10 state universities and I want MPs to seriously apply their minds and think about the fact that the chancellor of a state university is a very important post and at the apex of decision-making of the university,” she said.
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