MBABANE:Salebona Simelane,the Registrar of the University of Eswatini(UNESWA) has released a statement announcing the postponement of the enrollment for first year full-time students.
The announcement comes amid financial challenges within the institution of higher learning, the University has been struggling to pay salaries for Lecturers including payments for service providers or suppliers.
“The University wishes to advise candidates who were offered admission to commence studies in October 2023 that due to unforeseen circumstances,their enrollment has been postponed to August 2024”, reads the press release.
When asked by this Swaziland News on Friday to share or disclose the unforeseen circumstances as stated in the press release,the Registrar of the University of Eswatini(UNESWA) said, he was not ready to share such information.
“No I can't Sir,”he said when responding to editor Zweli Martin Dlamini.
The University of Eswatini has been releasing a series of memos informing it’s staff about delayed salaries and it appears that, the institution of higher learning is now struggling to operate amid financial challenges.
Efforts to seek a comment from Gabie Ndukuya, the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.
On another note,King Mswati through African Alliance wants to loot over R200million in a highly questionable ‘tender’ to build houses for Members of Parliament(MPs).
The ongoing looting that has crippled institutions of the State including the Ministry of Health has escalated to reach its climax, eSwatini does not have a functioning Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC) after a castrating judgement issued by Chief Justice Bheki Maphalala.
King Mswati and other UNESWA officials during one of the graduations.