By Bongiwe Dlamini and Bongumusa Simelane | 2019-11-08
Despite government having paid some students their allowances, Limkokwing students have vowed still to boycott exams if their book allowances are not paid.
This was revealed by the institution’s Student Representative Council’s President Sabelo Matsenjwa yesterday while they were at the ministry of labour and social security offices.
He said the book allowances that are owed to them by government have led to the students to swim in debts, as they have been catering for learning equipment for themselves and this had been very draining to the entire student body.
Matsenjwa mentioned that as students, they were losing hope in the government on a daily basis due to the empty promises that are being made.
“We wonder what message the government is sending to the young people of the country when making all these empty promises that it fails to fulfil as time goes on,” he said.
He went on to say that the allowances that have been paid are not going to help them much because they will have to pay the debts that they have incurred while they were still waiting for government to give them the allowances.
He said if government had paid them in time, they would not have been in this financial stress they are subjected to. Matsenjwa wondered about the future of students if governent failed to deliver time.
He said the way things were in the education sector, it is very hard to envisage the future and he said there was a lot that needed to be done.
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