Late start for BIUST, again


Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) freshmen are once again headed for a late academic start following last year’s unprecedented delay.

By last Friday, hundreds of first year students were in limbo as they were told they would not resume classes this month as earlier communicated. Moreover, there was uncertainty as to whether government was footing their tuition and related costs. The students anxiously awaited sponsorship offers from the Department of Tertiary Education Financing (DTEF). 

The Palapye bound learners said they learnt with shock about two weeks ago that their classes commence end of year. These learners were billed to commence studies in August 2, however due to non-communicated reasons they will start on December 6.  “We were very surprised to be told registration will be on September 26 while classes resume in December. However, they have not said why this sudden change of schedule,” said a Manufacturing Engineering prospective learner.

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