In a notice signed by the university’s registrar, Lupane State University (LSU) has given students on industrial attachment an ultimatum to pay full fees or risk de-registration. The institution said students who would not have paid by March 14 will not be assessed.
The notice reads:
The university has observed with concern that over the years, third year students proceed on attachment without formalising their registration status with the University.
Such students are not bona fide students of the University. Third year unregistered students shall not be assessed and shall be de-registered after the expiry of the University mandatory two weeks registration period which has been extended to 28 February 2018.
Students with financial challenges are urged to approach POSB, CABS, Eduloan and Get Bucks to access Government loans in order to pay their tuition fees.
LSU director of Marketing and Public Relations Mr Zwelithini Dlamini the institution extended the deadline for registration by two weeks after students made a request. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said his Ministry would not scrap the fees as the money is used to cover costs incurred during assessment of students.