Tertiary students to demand answers from DTEF

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Local tertiary students are expected to stage a peaceful demonstration at the Department of Tertiary Financing (DTEF) this morning over delayed processing of sponsorships.

University of Botswana Student Representative Council (UBSRC) president Jacob Kelebeng yesterday urged all UB students and others from various tertiary institutions to gather at the DTEF premises to demand answers from director, Marcos Maedza.

This comes at a time when the local tertiary education funding body's perennial queues are over-stretching.
Mmegi's visit to DTEF yesterday afternoon found a rather pathetic scenario as hundreds of higher education learners waited in the sweltering heat for responses from Maedza's office. All cohorts, from beginning, progressing, retaking and reinstating students were there anxiously waiting to secure a place on the government sponsorship sheet.

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