Govt orders NUST not to bar students from writing over fees debts after students protest

Government has ordered the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) not to bar students from writing their examinations over unpaid fees. Nust is owed more than $500 000 by students on self-funding programmes.

Police were called to the institution last Thursday to restore order as students protested against Nust’s decision that those who have not paid fees would not sit for end of semester examinations. The students also approached Government which ordered the university to allow them to register so that they can write their examinations and make payments later.

In an interview with The Chronicle, Nust’s director of communication and marketing Mr Felix Moyo said all students would sit for their examinations. He however said that the student’s results and certificates will be withheld until they paid their outstanding fees. Moyo said the harsh economic environment should not be used as an excuse for not committing to the payment of fees.

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