Lecturer sues UB

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A mechanical engineering lecturer at the University of Botswana (UB) is suing the institution for illegal termination of his contract.

In a letter dated February 9, Felix Masunga, explained he was employed as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on a renewable fixed term employment contract expiring on September 3, 2014. But days after that date, he was informed that the contract had not been renewed. 

“Our client was assigned official duties by the University beyond the date of expiry of his employment, in particular a letter dated the 8th September 2014 from the university assigned our client official duties to make a presentation on Friday the 18th of September 2014,” wrote Masunga’s lawyer Anthony Manenji, to the UB director of human resources.

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