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Unselected Students Angry About Bursaries

Some University of Zambia students who weren’t selected for the government’s scholarship program have pleaded with the administration to step in.

Additionally, the students have pleaded with the Higher Education Loans and Scholarship Board to take into account the more than 2,000 students who have not been awarded bursaries for the academic year 2022–2023.

The pupils argue that the selection process, which limited candidates to those who earned six points in grade 12, is unfair because the board failed to take vulnerability into account.

According to one of the students, PETER CHABU, the impacted students now want the government to step in and take into account vulnerable students who have been left out of the University of Zambia’s bursary program for the 2022–2023 academic year.

Yet another pupil Even managing a K200 at secondary school level was difficult for OWEN SWANA because he had to discontinue his studies for nine months. OWEN SWANA, who has been accepted to UNZA’s school of law, claimed he cannot manage to sponsor himself.

According to CHANSA MWANSAPA, pupils must be given the chance to continue their education.

For the academic year 2022–2023, the Higher Education Loans and Scholarships Board has given student loans to 2,000 University of Zambia–UNZA first-year students who qualify.

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