Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube has said an evaluation within Government is underway on the possibility of resuscitating students’ grants.

The government said the facility was re-introduced after a realisation that many deserving students were failing to access loans, as the institutions were attaching stringent conditions.

The student loan scheme, which is meant to assist needy and deserving students, is administered by CBZ Bank and will be accessed through the institutions of higher and tertiary learning.

Meanwhile, the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has been forced to reverse a recent fee hike after students staged a protest on Monday.

Students attempting to get into campus were turned away and told that they should stay at home while the SRC engages management.