Molao pleads ignorance of ghost students

Aspiring tertiary students at a recent career fair in Gaborone
Aspiring tertiary students at a recent career fair in Gaborone

Education authorities have denied knowledge of any ghost students within the Department of Tertiary Education Financing (DTEF) payroll.

‘Ghost students’ is a term used for non-existent tertiary students, even those who have completed higher studies, but continue to receive the monthly P1,400 living allowance given to government-sponsored learners. 

Assistant minister of education and skills development, Fidelis Molao told Parliament this week that all new students were captured in a digitised Student Loan Management System, which ensures that government sponsored students qualify in terms of nationality, age and eligibility for sponsorship. 

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