NUST Sets Day Of Prayer After Series Of Suicides By Students.
29 April 2019
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The National University of Science and Technology (Nust) has set aside the 3rd of May as the Day of Prayer against examination related anxiety, depression and fear.

This follows a spate of suicides of students at the top Bulawayo-based institution.

The institution has seen several students take their own lives on a number of occasions in the last year with the latest one involving an Actuarial Science student last Friday who committed suicide at his home in the city.

The prayer meeting will be graced by River of Life leader Prophet Bothwell Phiri.

It is scheduled to start at 1230hrs at the NUST Ceremonial Hall.

Last year in September, a second-year Finance student was found hanging in his hostel at the institution.

In November during the same year, a first year Statistics student Blessing Mangena was crushed by a train in an alleged suicide. This was after she fell pregnant and realized that her lover was married.

In a circular released by the University Chaplain Pastor Tomson Dube the University said, “NUST has in the past lost precious lives especially towards examinations due to anxiety, depression and fear. This must stop Now! I have declared the 3rd of May 2029 as the day of prayer for our University.”