University students from Tarime District have vowed to take their case to the streets if a major mining firm will continue to refuse paying their school fees. According to a statement issued in Mwanza by the Tarime higher education students' chairman, Mr Nicodemus Keraryo, on December 31, last year, the company through the Tarime district commissioner, Mr John Henjewele, announced the termination of the education programme that benefits more than 2,000 students from the district. According to the statement, the DC made the announcement before residents and leaders of Nyangoto and Kewanja villages, which surround one of the firm's gold mines, and uttered insulting statements against them that diminished their respect and integrity. "We condemn his move to terminate a legal contract and his threats to arrest and strip of their power village leaders who have rejected the termination of the contract," read the statement. In a statement sent to the DC and copied to village chairmen of Nyangoto, Kewanja, Matongo, Nyamwaga Kerende, Genkuru and Nyakunguru as well as to the Tarime MP, Mr Keraryo says the students demand that the school fees be paid before the beginning of semester examinations on January 19. According to him, students depending on the school fees in some universities in the country will not be able to sit for this semester's examinations because their institutions have a no-fee-no-examination policy. The statement also demands that the company writes to the universities, where the concerned students take their studies, guaranteeing that the school fees would be paid so that they would be allowed to sit for the examinations before January 19. Students plan demo over unpaid fees MY TAKE Walipokuwa CHADEMA wanasimamia halmashauri ya Tarime hao wanafunzi woote walisomeshwa 2000 walisomeshwa bure na ada ilitoka kwa wakati! sasa wamepewa jimbo Manyang'au hela imepelekwa tumboni! EWe Manyang'au msiamshe hasira za Wana Tarime kuulizia CCM ilishindaje jimbo hilo kwanza kabala ya kuulizia hela za ada zimeenda wapi?