Government to sponsor only those who have passed

Tertiary students
Tertiary students

The Department of Tertiary Education Finance (DTEF) says government will only sponsor those who have passed with 36 points and above, to tertiary institutions.

Despite the deteriorating performance of form five students this year, government has kept the notch up with an increase of two-points.

For his part, Eugene Moyo said the cut off points variation that seems to differ year in and out is merely based on the budget allocated to the ministry of education and therefore this determines the number of students who can be sponsored. “This year’s cut off points is 36 it was based on the allocation budget for 2015/2016. For the past two years, government has lowered the cut off points from 36 to 35 points in 2013 and 34 points in 2014,” he said.

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