Now PF grabs money from colleges and universities

Now PF grabs money from colleges and universities


The broke PF government will now deduct 60 per cent from the money that government universities and colleges make from conducting part time, evening, distance learning and other parallel programmes.

A cabinet circular signed by Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska on May 13, 2014 states that public learning institutions have been making money outside regular programmes.

Msiska said these programmes should continue but 60 per cent of the money should be going to fund government.

In his circular, the PF secretary to cabinet explained clearly that such programmes are meant to provide opportunities to many Zambians who may not have been admitted to regular programmes due to lack of space and poor infrastructure.

Msiska explained that the money, which students pay under such arrangements, is solely used to support the running of the same programmes in meeting administrative overheads and staff allowances.

But in the next paragraph he says from June 1, 2014, 60 per cent of this money should be given to government.

The unavoidable result of this PF directive is that such programmes will be adversely affected as staff will lose morale and it will be difficult to manage the same with only a portion of the money.

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