Varsity shut down again

MASERU — The Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) was on Monday shut down indefinitely following fresh disturbances at the campus.

The LUCT’s registrar, Moroka Hoohlo, said the university closed after students protested on Monday demanding disbursement of their allowances.

The protest came two weeks after students demonstrated against delays by the National Manpower Development Secretariat (NMDS) to disburse their grants.

Although lectures had resumed last week after a two-day break the situation deteriorated this week with students complaining that they were still to receive their payouts.

The students alleged that the management was delaying the disbursements after the NMDS released the money last week.

“We had promised them that money would be sent to individuals accounts when all necessary preparations were made. Unfortunately when that did not happen, they started singing their usual protest songs,” Hoohlo said.

He said they then informed the police who rushed to the university. “The police have been with us since morning,” he said.

This is the second time in two months that the LUCT has been forced to shut down due to student protests.

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