Govt scraps sponsorship quota for UB

UB students taking a break from classes
UB students taking a break from classes

The Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) has finally bowed to calls from the student body movement to exempt the University of Botswana (UB) freshmen from the highly contentious quotas being introduced for government tertiary sponsorship.

Under the quota system, which has already kicked in, government has published the number of students it is willing to sponsor during the 2016/17 financial year, specifying courses and institutions. Education authorities say the review was done to align training with market needs as well as budgetary needs.

However, out of the list of institutions for the quota, the UB student body had protested the move, alleging lack of consultation by the ministry with learners, parents and other stakeholders.

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