Student leaders were hailed for not pursuing violent confrontations with authorities to address student grievances as this had negative effects on the development of colleges and universities.
This emerged during the Hebert Chitepo School of Ideology workshop which was held at the Chinhoyi University of Technology which Bindura University of Science Education student leadership attended together with other tertiary student leaders from around the country.
The workshop sought, among other things, to impart a sense of patriotism and nation-building to the students so that they can help the country to achieve its envisioned vision of an upper-middle-income society by 2030.
Chitepo School of Ideology official Major Chiguta said her organisation will continue to deliver more workshops for tertiary institutions to open the students’ eyes to enable them to better analyse issues and make better judgments in defence of the country.
“It is the duty of young people as the future leaders of this country to uphold and defend the constitution by suppressing any forces bend on undermining the democratic choice of the people”, said Major Chiguta.
She said Chitepo School of Ideology will continue to partner with tertiary institutions and hoped that all those who had attended would emerge as shining examples of true patriots in their various learning institutions.