DTEF playing with a powder keg

Local tertiary students at University of Botswana (UB) and Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) are in class boycotts this week due to welfare issues in a bid to send home a message to authorities.

The class boycotts are mainly over issues such as delayed processing and crediting of allowances by Department of Tertiary Education Financing (DTEF), accommodation and sponsorship extensions.

Quite regrettably, the feud between the students and DTEF is a common occurrence every year, more especially around this time of the academic calendar. Every year, especially the beginning of a semester, students have to exert some form of force or demonstration to coerce DTEF to release their allowances that are credited very late, sometime even a month after the semester had began. The late payments seem to have become a habit to the DTEF, although it is not right at all as it is an unwarranted inconvenience to the students.

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