Letaba TVET College’s Giyani Campus denies misappropriation of students’ bursary scheme funds 

By Accra Maweya

Giyani- Letaba TVET College Giyani campus has found itself in hot water after allegations of the campus misappropriation of student’s National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funds.

However, the College’s deputy principal and cooperative service, Benjamin Moshoma claims these allegations are not true and that all qualifying students were paid their allowances.

“This is not true, all qualifying students were paid their allowances last year. If there are students who were not paid allowances such students are advised to consult the finance office.” Moshoma said.

Some of the students claim that since they applied for NSFAS in 2016 and 2017, till to date they have not received any cent from the bursary scheme. When Moshoma was asked if the College was aware of these allegations, he continued to advise students that were affected to consult the school finance office to ensure that follow ups are being made with NSFAS.

Despite money allegations, the College has been accused of allegedly withholding student’s certificates after graduation.

It is alleged that students wait for two to three years after graduating to receive their qualifications, but the College claims it is due to students having to complete an 18 months experiential training before receiving their qualifications and certificates are given to students who are not owing the College, concluded Moshoma.