Nust to host student global conference

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THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) is set to host a global students’ conference in Victoria Falls from October 5 to 8 to deliberate on issues and challenges afflicting students.

BENSON DUBE
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Nust head of student affairs Stylish Magida said the conference would draw students from universities in Southern Africa and the United States.

Magida said the conference was projected to be an annual event with a view of standardising and globalising student affairs.

“You realise that students have similar issues and when they discover that during the conference, they will garner confidence in whatever they would be doing as students,” Magida said.

“In a way, the conference will globalise student affairs. For instance, similarities can be in activities, support and services. The university will keep abreast of student challenges and provide appropriate solutions. Undergraduates will leap the world with confidence and easily become global citizens at the same time enabling them to work anywhere in the world.”

Universities that have already confirmed participation at the inaugural conference include the Tshwane University of Technology from South Africa, University of Botswana and Pittsburgh University from the US, among others.

Magida appealed to the corporate world to partner Nust technologically and financially to make the conference a success, as well as showcasing products and services.