Opposition Spokesperson on Education, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says increased penalties for late payments imposed by the Students Loan Bureau, SLB, are unfair.

Senator Johnson Smith says the increased penalties are illogical and counter-intuitive.

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The Opposition Senator says the SLB and the Government need to find better ways to identify debtors who have real challenges.

She says they must encourage timely repayments without simply increasing the burden on struggling young people.

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Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Opposition spokesperson on Education and Youth.