Bravo UB!

Soon after the 2018 Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) results were released, The Monitor carried an article about a 17-year-old refugee from Zimbabwe, who is currently housed at the Dukwi refugee camp.

Xolile Ngwenya, who got 48 points from her best six subjects, had fears that she might not get the opportunity to further her studies.  Many Batswana from different walks of life were pained by the young woman’s circumstances. Many pleaded with the government to sponsor Ngwenya, to fulfill her dream of attending tertiary institution. Some even called on the business community to assist the Ngwenya family with funds to send their daughter to university.

Well, now Ngwenya and three other young women from the Dukwi camp will be able to attend university, thanks to the decision taken by the University of Botswana (UB) to pay for their tuition fees, accommodation, and living costs. 

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