Sexual abuse at Zimbabwean universities a cause for concern

Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) in partnership with the Female Students Network Trust has encouraged students to strive for healthy living and report all forms of abuse for culprits to be dealt with decisively.

In line with the commemorations of Women’s Day, BUSE and the Female Students Network Trust held an awareness workshop in Bindura with a view to impart knowledge among students on health living.

Students who attended the awareness workshop said it is prudent for colleagues to attend such gatherings as they get an insight into healthy living.

Female Students Network Trust director Ms Evernice Manhando said the programme is meant for both male and female students although abuse has been rampant to female students hence the initiative.

BUSE Dean of students, Dr Retias Makado said the college is alive to the challenges that students face at campus and the institution does not tolerate any form of abuse.

Reports of sexual abuse at the country’s universities is a cause for concern among parents and guardians.