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Zimbabwe University Students Boycott Classes Over Big Tuition Hikes


Students at the Bulawayo Polytechnic and United College of Education boycotted classes Tuesday to protest just-announced tuition increases of 2,000%.

Zimbabwe National Students Union President Promise Mkwananzi said protests as well as class boycotts were in store for campuses across the country.

Higher Education Minister Stan Mudenge was to meet with students Thursday over the large and controversial increase in university fees.

Mkwananzi told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that efforts to address the cost of higher education needed to be pursued in the context of the larger movement to bringing about a change in the national government.

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