MBABANE: The eSwatini Government through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has once again shown a middle finger to students who are protesting, demanding scholarships and allowances.
This comes after the students under the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS ) marched to deliver a petition to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security on Thursday demanding scholarships for Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students.
But in a statement released on Friday morning, John Hlophe ,the Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Labour said Government would not award scholarships any further .
\"Scholarship Award for Academic Year 2021/2022-student study loan award for the current academic year 2021/2022 have been concluded. The Ministry informs all students and/or prospective applicants that no further award of scholarships for the academic year will be made for local institutions
\",said the Labour PS.
Reached for comments, Colani Khulekani Maseko the President of Swaziland Union Students (SNUS) said the education crisis in the country was caused by the fact that the country by an uneducated individual who didn\'t understand the importance of Education.
\"Mswati is intentionally destroying the education system because he has no future together with his family as well as the Tinkundla system of government. Students and young people across the country should stand with the PGCE students in demand for scholarships and better welfare for students in Swaziland. As young people we have nothing to lose in defending our future under this collapsing system but a country to gain,\" he said.
Eswatini is a tiny Kingdom ruled by multi-billionare King Mswati as an absolute Monarch,the country has 70% of the population living below the poverty line, the education and health systems have collapsed.
University students protesting in demand for scholarships.