prof levi nyagura.jpgUniversity of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura has urged the corporate world to partner with educational institutions in improving the lives of deserving students who cannot afford their tuition fees.

Professor Nyagura said this at the presentation by a local company G-Holdings of 20 scholarships to gifted students who cannot afford to pay their fees .

 

He said the intervention by the local company comes at a time when economic hardships are taking a toll on student enrolment at tertiary institutions throughout the country.

 

The UZ Vice Chancellor also said there is need for institutions to come up with strategies to identify deserving youths  and come up with strategies to help improve their lives and avoid drop outs at university level.

 

“We would like to encourage the corporate world to partner with educational institutions. Character building is very important. We need to invest in the youth as they are future leaders.

 

“Universities and colleges have been losing a significant number of students and the scholarships are going to go a long way in improving the lives of the students,”said Professor Nyagura

 

G-Holdings Chief Executive Officer Mr Munyaradzi Gwatidzo said adding value to the country’s education sector is very important.

 

“We believe that if we add value into the education sector then we will help improve the lives of many deserving intellectuals who cannot pay their fees,” he said.

 

G-Holdings is going to provide full scholarships to 20 excelling students from various faculties at the University of Zimbabwe starting next semester.