US committed to funding Zim education

via US committed to funding Zim education 04/11/2013 NewZimbabwe

THE United States (US) government is committed to helping Zimbabweans from poorer backgrounds pursue further education at American institutions, the Washington’s envoy to Harare has said.

Bruce Wharton told journalists at the on-going College Fair in Harare that he believed those who study at American universities can return and assist in the development of the country.

“If you look around even in Zimbabwe’s cabinet, business and social circles you will see that there are people who have done their PHDs with US institutions,” Wharton said.

Wharton however, said because of the “complicated” nature of the relations between Zimbabwe and the US “we cannot just write out big cheques”.

“We view education a fundamental and an absolutely essential part of Zimbabwe’s progress and we will continue to support in any way we can. We have a complicated relationship but we will continue to support education,” the US envoy said.

“We support it in a number of ways and besides providing support to the transition fund, we are standing in the middle of one of those activities (the college fair) and we hope to expand that horizon.”

The College Fair, organised by the embassy, brought together 18 universities and colleges from the US, Canada and Spain. Recruitment specialists from the institutions were on hand to assist would be students to apply for places in these colleges.

Canadian ambassador Lisa Stadelbauer said her country would also continue to assist young and brilliant Zimbabweans with education funds.

“Zimbabweans are known as hardworking people and our universities are very fond of students from this country. We are committed to helping these children as well as other Zimbabweans as we have done in the past,” she said.



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    Fallenz 9 years ago

    Education is the key… but it’s not everything. How many of those phd’s in the cabinet are involved with fraud, theft, corruption… knowingly adding their voice to untruths, buying their votes, protecting those who do violence, allowing food and farm inputs to be selectively distributed?

    Education is absolutely vital for Zim, but even more so are morality, and truth, and equal justice for all. Plenty of education in the current Zim leadership… but the rest is nowhere there to be found.

    Truly sad.

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    Zvapasipano 9 years ago

    Good idea. Pliz hurry

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    munzwa 9 years ago

    have you noticed how many zanu officials who continually condemn the west have had their children educated there?

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    Shebah 9 years ago

    I hope they will only educate and not brain wash our children

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      Fallenz 9 years ago

      You mean like letting them experience medical care, and food, and infrastructure that works? People not getting punished and beat up for how they voted. Oh yeah, that would be brain washing. Be careful… they may return to Zim and begin working to improve life there.

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    William Doctor 9 years ago

    The west should refuse to educate anyone remotely affiliated with zanuPF. Zanu are a bunch of racist morons – the west does not owe them a thing. Let Zanu kids be responsible for the f**k up that their parents are responsible for.

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    Charles Chamunorwa 9 years ago

    Where are the sanctions Mr Mugabe. The sad thing is that back home after graduation there will be no employment for these kids. They will join the growing list of jobless graduates. Probably they should remain in the US where they have better chances of getting employment.

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      BossMyass 9 years ago JOBS………………………………..

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    sir simbarashe 9 years ago

    thanks to U.S.A

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    KUDAKWASHE MALEKA 9 months ago