UB to reopen on March 6

UB students during their protest last week PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
UB students during their protest last week PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

The Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Alfred Madigele says the University of Botswana (UB) will reopen on March 6, 2017 after it was closed recently following violent protests by students.

UB students went on the rampage last week citing the non-payment of their allowances.  Government closed the University indefinitely, throwing hundreds of students into the streets from where some were rescued by well-wishers with shelter and other supplies.

The protests at the UB appeared to trigger similar actions at Botho and Ba ISAGO Universities, with students there taking to the streets to air their grievances.

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