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GUC REACHES DEAL WITH PROTESTING STUDENTS TO POSTPONE EXAMS OVER UNRECOGNIZED ENGINEERING COURSE

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The Gaborone University College management has reached a consensus with third year students of Bachelor of Technology in Construction Engineering, that they sit for examinations after the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) meeting scheduled for the 28th May to discuss the issue regarding the recognition of their course.

The examinations were previously scheduled to begin this past Monday, but the students boycotted them, saying they will write them only after the board meeting to seek a way forward on the issue.

Student Representative, Tshiamo Mothusi told Yarona FM news yesterday that they were engaged in negotiations with the school management and the two parties agreed to re-schedule the examinations to begin on the 31st May until the 9th of June.The non-recognition of the course by ERB means that the Board will not license them upon completion of their studies, as is a requirement to get employed in any field where their line of studies is a pre-requisite.

The students embarked on a demonstration last week demanding answers as to why ERB does not recognize the course and made a stance that they will not sit for examinations until they get the answers.