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“Number Of Zimbabweans Studying In USA Increase By 15%”

“Number Of Zimbabweans Studying In USA Increase By 15%”

According to the US Embassy in Harare, the number of Zimbabweans studying in the US has climbed by 15%.

According to a statement published by the US Embassy on Wednesday, Zimbabwe is now the second top country in Sub-Saharan Africa in terms of sending students to study in the US per capita, and the sixth in terms of total number of students studying in the US. As stated in the statement:

According to the 2022 Open Doors Report, the number of Zimbabwean students enrolled at United States colleges and universities increased by 15,6% for the 2021/22 academic year, from 1 304 to 1 507.

The growing interest of Zimbabweans studying in the United States affirms the strong bonds between the people of Zimbabwe and the United States; overall, the total number of international students choosing US universities and colleges grew by 3,4%, totalling nearly one million.

Several factors contribute to the success of Zimbabweans in applying to US institutions. Profiles of Zimbabwean students and professionals are impressive, and a significant number receive academic scholarships.

Additionally, the United States embassy in Zimbabwe maintains robust exchange programmes that enable Zimbabweans to travel to the United States for academic and professional learning opportunities. In the past decade, the embassy has funded more than 1 000 Zimbabweans to go on academic exchanges, including more than 500 participants on various Fulbright programmes. These efforts exemplify the embassy’s commitment to international student mobility and US-Zimbabwean university partnerships.

The US said it remained in the top three destinations for Zimbabweans studying abroad, based on Unesco data.

The embassy said it committed to open doors of opportunity purposefully and deliberately for more Zimbabweans.

In other news,

Value-Added Tax Deferral Minimum Threshold Raised To $1 Million

 

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said that the minimum threshold for VAT deferral has been raised from US$500,000 to US$1 million.

The government approved a temporary exemption from paying VAT on selected capital items imported by enterprises in the manufacturing, agricultural, mining, aviation, transportation, and health sectors.

Ncube stated that the facility was being overused in his national budget presentation for 2023…continue reading

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