Government bans meal allowances for all University students

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HIGHER Education Minister Nkandu Luo has banned meal allowances for all the students that will be in first year beginning 2019.

Nkandu Luo told a media briefing in Lusaka today that the Loans and scholarships board has instead increased financial support to students at all public universities countrywide.

She said with effect from 2019, students will be paid tuition and accommodation allowances which will be paid directly to institutions while book and project allowances will be paid direct to students and that pocket money popularly known as BC allowances will not be paid.

She said bursary has been extended to other public institutions like Nkwame Nkhrumah, Chilimbana, Palabana, Mulungushi, Mukuba, and Kapasa Makasa Universities.


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