Lectures at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) have been disrupted by a group of disgruntled government-sponsored students protesting against the delays in payment of their allowances.
It has become a norm for students in institutions of higher learning to strike over late issuance of their allowances only a few weeks into the academic year.
“I have heard there is a strike but I do not have all the details as I am currently out of the campus attending a workshop which ends tomorrow (Thursday),” NUL SRC president Reatlehile Makateng told The Night’s Watch on Wednesday.
Government, through the National Manpower Development Secretariat (NMDS), offers bursaries to students studying in higher education institutions in and outside the country.
The NMDS is mandated with paying tuition fees, costs of research, book allowances, accommodation and food allowances among other costs for the selected students.
This is a developing story. NW