Lecturers’ Salary Strike Delays Students’ Results

Lupane State University (LSU) lecturers protested against non-payment of salaries resulting in the delay in releasing examination results.

LSU communication and marketing director Mr Zwelithini Dlamini told the Chronicle that the issue has been rectified adding that results are expected next week. He said:

As you might be aware parallel and block students have separate contracts and therefore the lecturers were withholding certain information related to results as a way of pushing for their payment. I’m advised that after students realised that results had been processed for the conventional group, those with outstanding fees paid up and the university in turn processed the payment to the lecturers last Friday.

Some students told the Chronicle that the delay in the release of results affects those who would have failed some courses and would need to retake them.

Government pays lecturers’ salaries for conventional classes but wages for parallel programmes tutors are paid by universities from money paid by the students.

More: Chronicle

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