NINENTEEN students who graduated in Journalism and Public Relations from Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka on 17th July,2014 have not been given their diplomas.
The move has sent them into destitution as they cannot get jobs in spite of having passed the exams and being earlier assured by management that they would get their certificates within two weeks.
Those affected are: Agatha Mali, Mukosela Kasalwe, Coswell Hantuba, Carol Ngosa,Mutemwa Sakala Mutemwa,Hellen Bwalya, Liseli Kanyanga, Maudy Chilongo, Rapheal Banda, Monde Likando and Precious Chama.
Others are Ruth Kasengele, Patricia Mulenga, Justina Matandiko, Josphine Kapinga, Josephat Mwinilombe, Esther Walaza, Tobias Daka, Grace Banda and Mike Mwansa.
Surprisingly those students who did not clear all the subjects and were made to re-sit later have since been given their certificates.
The 19 victims do not understand their fate and have since written to Evelyn Hone principal and Technical Education,Vocational and Enterpreneurship Authority (TEVETA).
We arenow appealing to higher authority to help or shall use other unspecified means because our sponsors have no more money to help us.
The affected students have also written to Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zambia) to seek the organisation’s intervention.
We have sought the intervention of the ministry of education permanent secretary Dr. Patrick Nkanza on several occasions but unfortunately this has not helped either. We would be greatful if you could give us space in your tabloid for this noble plight.
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