War Vets blast govt for late fees payments

By Staff Writer

THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has castiagted the government over the failure to pay fees for their children on time.

in a statement the association said the situation on the ground was deblorable amid calls for urgent interventions.

“The ZNLWVA emphasises that this situation constitutes a failure on the part of the government to fulfil its obligations as outlined in the statutory provisions of the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Act (Chapter 17:12) of 2020,” Dube said in the statement.
“The current scenario is untenable, as university learners are being denied access to essential services such as registration and accommodation.

“Consequently, students find themselves in a state of dilemma and uncertainty, especially since some universities are scheduled to commence classes this week.”
He urged government to prioritise the matter so “that learners are not subjected to unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles, ultimately impeding their educational progress.”

Dube reminded the government to uphold Sustainable Development Goal 4, which calls for the provision of inclusive and equitable quality education while availing lifelong learning opportunities for all.

“The association urges the authorities to uphold the principles enshrined in this goal and address the current challenges faced by the students,” he said.

“The ZNLWVA calls upon the concerned authorities to give immediate attention to this matter, recognising the importance of providing equitable access to education for the children of war veterans.

“It is our collective responsibility to ensure that these students are not deprived of their right to education due to administrative delays.”

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