National University of Science and Technology (Nust) acting director of communication and marketing Mrs Lindiwe Nyoni yesterday disowned a proposed fees structure circulating on social media saying it had nothing to do with the institution.
She said the university has not increased its fees. Said Nyoni:
I’ve seen the proposed fees structure that is circulating on social media. The university has nothing to do with the proposed fees. Even if we have an intention of increasing fees, we would first apply to the parent ministry which is expected to approve or disapprove the fees hike.
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She urged the Nust community to seek the university’s position through its official communication channels and avoid peddling misinformation through social media platforms. However, source told The Chronicle that a fees revision committee met recently to deliberate on fees increase. In the proposed fees structure which Nust disowned, the lowest paying undergraduate student would pay $1 695 from $465 while the highest paying student would pay $1 815 from $605 for conventional students. The least paying undergraduate student in parallel class would pay $1 695 from $565 while proposing $2 250 for the highest paying student from $750.