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Education Minister says crisis at ECOT being addressed, Lectures outstanding salaries paid

Sunday, 28th March, 2021

MBABANE:Lady  Howard-Mabuza, the Minister of Education said government has processed salaries for the Eswatini College of Technology (ECOT) Lecturers who have refused to release results over unpaid salaries.

This comes after this Swaziland News published a story that Lecturers at the Eswatini College of Technology (ECOT) have refused to release results over unpaid salaries thus delaying the process of awarding part-time students who have completed the Vocational Instructors Diploma with their certificates.

Speaking to this publication on Saturday, the Minister said she was aware of the matter and they have already released the cheques for the Lecturers.

“This issue is being sorted, we have issued their cheques so this should be over soon”, said the Minister.

When reached for comments, Colani Maseko ,the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) said government should have done this a long time ago but the problem was that it prioritised the royal family over education.

“They should have done this a long time ago, government has money but it’s just that its wrongly spent, they are building hotels, buying cars and throwing parties  for the royal family. We are hoping that this will be a lesson that education needs to be prioritised, we don’t need to fight government over our education. SNUS is not a violent organization, we don’t derive pleasure from protesting and rioting but we only do that when dealing with arrogant people”, he said.

Education Minister says crisis at  ECOT being addressed, Lectures outstanding salaries paid
Education Minister Lady Howard-Mabuza