Some tertiary institutions such as Midlands State University (MSU) were being unreasonable. They were profiteering by charging students who were on attachment the same amount of fees as students who were attending normal lessons.
This is would be obviously unfair. Students on attachment hardly ever use the university/college’s resources. They do not attend lessons so lecturers do not need to be paid. They are of course evaluated by industrial department of each university and have to submit a written report to the their institution.
So although they do not use as much resources they still use some resources. Common sense dictates therefore that they ought not pay full fees. The government seems to have heard their outcry and henceforth students on attachment at tertiary institutions need only pay 60% of the normal learning fees. This 60% is meant to cover supervisory services provided by the university/college.
It seems for some reason the Ministry had a rule passed back in 1997 (dubbed circular number 6) that required students on attachment to pay full fees. These were days of turmoil and this rule might have been motivated by the desire to muzzle students who were seen as establishment by the government.
Both private and state owned institutions affected
This new 60% rule seems to apply to all institutions whether they are private or public.