Monday, 2 March 2009

Varsity earns education body's praise

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

University students made headlines last year when they walked out of lecture rooms to demand for 100 per cent sponsorship from the Higher Education Students' Loan Board (HESLB).

The government's offer, they complained, was inadequate owing to poverty levels and high inflationary trends. Getting no positive response, they protested and saw some six public institutions closed for several months.

However, in Mwanza where a handful of higher learning institutions are accommodated, the story was different.

St Augustine University (Saut) students who also enjoy HESLB sponsorship, were cool, and unlike their colleagues elsewhere, did not disrupt learning despite facing even more financial burdens.

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