Govt to sponsor all new UB students
The Minister of Education, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi told Parliament yesterday that the government will sponsor all eligible students admitted to the University of Botswana (UB) this year.
She explained that the decision was taken after she met with UB representatives to reconcile the figures of students who have submitted applications for sponsorship.
She stated that as at July 9, 2010, there were 3,519 applications for sponsorship received by the ministry against the targeted 3,462, resulting in an excess of 59. “I am aware that some students did not meet the deadline for submission of applications for sponsorship. I am therefore of the view that it is only fair for [continue reading]