21 October 2013
University of Zimbabwe: Seek ye first Academic Freedom (and everything else shall follow) by Takura Zhangazha
Writing in the Zimbabwe Independent (11-17 October), journalist and colleague Herbert Moyo, aptly pointed out the problems that are afflicting Zimbabwe’s largest university, the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). To put it bluntly, the root cause of the problems affecting our country’s largest university is the lack of academic freedom. This has been the deliberately overlooked and ignored key cause of the malaise of the institution since the effecting of the University of Zimbabwe Act in 1990.