The ministry of higher education through the higher education loans and scholarships board will pay sponsored students studying at the University of Zambia their term two meal allowance for 70 days on Friday this week.
This follows concerns over the delay to pay the students.
Ministry of higher education public relations officer, Chiselwa Kawanda says the remaining 69 days will be paid as soon as more funds are released to the ministry in the coming weeks.
He explained that the Ministry Of Higher Education received some funding and more funding will be released in a few weeks’ time.
“The students will be paid 70 days out of the 139 days for term two and the remaining amount will be paid in a few weeks’ time” as soon as additional funds become available” said Kawanda.
The Ministry of Higher Education received some funding and more funding will be released in a few weeks’ time.
“We would like to urge our students to exercise patience during this period as they wait for the other payment to be made” she said.