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Zimbabwe plans $1 billion Robert Mugabe university

Staff Writer | August 12, 2017
Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped government plans to build a $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) university named after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, the higher education minister said.
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This is a move that was quickly cricitised by the opposition as a waste of resources.

Jonathan Moyo, Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, said the Robert Gabriel Mugabe University would focus on science and technology and have an institute focusing on research and “transformative and revolutionary leadership.”

“Cabinet has approved a grant of $800 million towards the construction of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe University and a grant of $200 million towards the University Endowment Fund for research and innovation,” Moyo said.

Mugabe and his wife Grace are the founding trustees of the university that would be built outside the capital Harare.


 

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