Govt splashes P9.4m on students

source: Mmegi

The Ministry of Education has spent P9.4 million in overpayment of allowances to 745 students who were studying in South Africa between 1999 and 2005, Assistant Minister of Education, Kavis Kario, confirmed yesterday.

“There were 364 responsive debtors. one hundred were difficult to trace due to no form of identification, 281 did not respond at all and two are deceased,” Kario told Parliament yesterday.

He was responding to a question from MP for Palapye, Moiseraele Goya, who wanted to know how much was spent in overpayments to students and how much has been recovered to date.

He also wanted the minister to state what measures are in place to ensure non-recurrence of [continue reading]

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