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THE Midlands State University (MSU) has created a database for the war veterans’ children in a bid to take stock of students sponsored by the relevant government ministry, it has been announced.

Last year, war vets expressed disgruntlement after government abruptly stopped paying fees for their children without notice.

Government had announced that it would stop paying fees for the liberation fighters’ kids who are above the age of 23. However, the decision was reversed after the ex-combatants protested against the move.

MSU announced on Monday that all students sponsored by the ministry of welfare of war veterans were to report at the registration offices and give their names to officials.

“All students sponsored by the ministry of welfare of war veterans, ex-political prisonersrestricts and war collaborators should report to the registration office from Monday the 16th of March 2015 to create a database of their names. Please bring letters that confirm that you are sponsored by the Ministry,” MSU said in a statement.

War veterans’ children are among the few privileged whose tertiary fees is still paid by government with the majority depending on their hard pressed parents who struggle to meet the costs.

Fees at MSU range between $500 and $800 depending on degree faculties.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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