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Eswatini College of Technology closed indefinitely, Students Union President Gabie Ndukuya urges students to continue fighting.

Tuesday, 8th August, 2023

MBABANE: Nomcebo Futfumele Nhlengetfwa, the Principal of Eswatini College of Technology (ECOT) has, on behalf of the institution released a memorandum informing students about the closure of the higher learning institution. 

The College was closed on Tuesday amid a protest by students in demand of a deducted one-thousand Rands(R1,000.00) from their allowances, the money is deducted for food and accommodation despite the fact that the institution was no longer providing the students with meals within the College.

“Subsequent to unruly, uncontrollable behaviour exhibited by students from the 3rd August 2023 to 8th culminating in dangerous acts of rioting on campus and on a public road, as well as the resolution to boycott classes, the College administration hereby informs the College community that the College is closed indefinitely with immediate effect," reads the memorandum in part released by the ECOT Principal. 

Efforts to reach the ECOT Principal for a comment,proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.

Reached for comments, Gabie Ndukuya, the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) said the diabolic decision of the administration to close the institution every time students raise their issues, will only make matters worse.

“As a Union, we urge students to continue to fight for their academic rights, if the institution resumes without addressing their issues, they must boycott classes and continue to fight. Recently the College was closed for six(6) months over issues that were threatening the future of students, It's a disgrace that the administration is not willing to solve the issues affecting students.The diabolic decision to close the institution every-time students raise their issues, will only make matters worse," said the Students Union President.


Eswatini College of Technology closed indefinitely, Students Union President Gabie Ndukuya urges students to continue fighting.
Eswatini College of Technology closed indefinitely, Students Union President Gabie Ndukuya says students must continue to fight.