Outrage as University students initiated with urine and feaces
Some of the first-year students are said to have been made to shave their heads and made to undergo bizarre activities as part of the initiation.
Local media has reported of anger among citizens following the revelation at the Unizambeze’s agriculture, forestry and engineering faculty.
A victim Artemiza Nhantumbo, told local TV channel STV, “The initiators cut our hair. It was horrific. It was unbearable. They forced human urine and faeces into our mouths. We were bathed with urine and they rubbed our noses with faeces.”
One other student Quiteria Jorge was also quoted as saying that “They removed our hair because, for them, it was too long. But, we could do nothing. I cried and cried until I got home.”
A senior education official in Mozambique, Cardoso Miguel, has disclosed that the incident being investigated.
“The inquiry committee will assess the degree of involvement of each student – some will probably be suspended, and others may be expelled.”
Initiation ceremonies for new undergraduates happen in various universities across Africa although they are not official.
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