UB, DTEF pass the buck in student allowance furore

UB students during a previous demonstration
UB students during a previous demonstration

The Department of Tertiary Education Financing (DTEF) has distanced itself from the recent University of Botswana (UB) student demonstrations that were sparked by late payment of living allowances.

On Tuesday, for the second time in a month, students demonstrated in Gaborone with unconfirmed reports of damage to property.

Yesterday DTEF deputy director, Eugene Moyo told Mmegi that as the organ tasked with tertiary education sponsorship, they follow due procedure to credit stipends. He explained that DTEF only credits living allowances after receiving all information regarding students’ performances and registration statuses.

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