FEMALE students at Mutare Teachers College have made history by taking up top Student Representative Council (SRC) positions, including the much esteemed presidency post.
Virginia Chipumo is the new SRC President, while Monica Nemutambwe and Charity Muchichwa are Secretary General and Finance Officer respectively.
The Entertainment Officer’s post was taken by Sarah Tionesei and the Food Representative is Grace Kunaka, while the Sports Officer post belongs to Jesman Mukwera. Only one male student completed the SRC team led by females.
|The new female driven SRC team: from
Charity Muchichwa (Finance Officer), Virginia Chipumo
(President), Sarah Tionesei(Entertainment Officer) and
Grace Kunaka(Food representative).
Their participation in the SRC was motivated a Female Students Network(FSN) Leadership Forum held last year at the college under the theme “I demand my space to lead”, where the importance being leadership of was stressed.
The main aim of the leadership forum was to develop leadership skills for female students in order for them to appreciate the importance of participating in the decision making bodies such as SRC and at national level.
Previously, female students in most tertiary institutions that FSN is working with were reluctant to enter into leadership places, but with the leadership workshops being held, more students are being inspired to take up these top positions.
Recently, four female students from Gweru Polytechnic were motivated into contesting the coming SRC elections through a feminist leadership workshop held in the Midlands capital.
The new female driven SRC is a great stride towards the empowerment of women, and considering that the dean of students at Mutare Teachers’ college is male, the female SRC is commendable and worthy to be celebrated.