Glen View North MP, Fani Munengami said up to US$40 million was being paid to foreign universities to enable a few students to study under the programme, at the expense of heavily under-funded local colleges and universities.
“MPs are currently advocating for the removal of the Presidential scholarship programme,” he said during a workshop to mark the end of the Positive Living programme in tertiary institutions in Harare recently.
“It is our wish that the US$40 million which is paid to foreign universities be channelled towards local universities and other tertiary institutions.”
The Presidential Scholarship headed by Manicaland Provincial governor, Chris Mushohwe has largely benefitted children of Zanu PF supporters and officials who go to study at South African universities notably Fort Hare where Mugabe was once a student.
— By Sofia Mapuranga