Mugabe University ‘not a priority’
Controversial plans to build a new university named after Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s former president, are no longer a priority of the country’s government. Amon Murwira, the minister for higher and tertiary education, said that the focus was now on three other new institutions: Gwanda State University, Marondera University and Manicaland University, according to a report in Newsday. But he said that the ministry is still looking at the idea of the proposed Robert Gabriel Mugabe University so that it can reach an “informed decision” on the $1 billion (£708 million) scheme’s future. The government had previously planned to build the controversial university, which was to be funded by a government grant, on Mr Mugabe’s private property in the Mashonaland Central province.