MBABANE: Sikelela Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) said the students' protests were a result of the weak system of government.
Speaking to the BBC on Friday morning , the Secretary General said there should be a proper and conducive learning environment in schools but government was not prepared to provide that or at least to engage in any dialogue to solve the current political crisis.
"The demands directed to school management are a result of the weak system of government ,they are increasingly failing to deliver services and properly capacitate schools so that they can be proper learning centres. They also demand the release of arrested pro-democratic leaders and those who are fighting for freedom across the country,” he said.
Sabelo Dlamini, the Eswatini Government Spokesperson had not responded to our questionnaire at the time of compiling this report.
Students across the tiny Kingdom of Eswatini are boycotting classes demanding democratic reforms and better learning conditions. Over 150 schools have been closed after King Mswati unleashed his armed forces on protesting learners.