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University of Eswatini(UNESWA) Vice Chancellor Justice Tfwala finally lifts ban on students’ meetings.

Sunday, 19th November, 2023

MATSAPHA: Proffessor Justice Tfwala, the University of Eswatini(UNESWA) Vice Chancellor has written a memorandum informing students about the lifting of a ban on student body meetings.

“In recognition of the relative calm, stability and improved security of both students and staff that has returned in all three Campuses of the University, the office of the Vice Chancellor has taken a decision to rescind the memorandum it issued on students on 19 May 2023.Accordingly, the ban of student body meetings is lifted forthwith, and student activities including the election of the Student Representative Council can resume.We encourage students to ensure that disruption of normal operations of the University, which have a deleterious effect on all stakeholders, are consigned to the past," reads the memorandum.

Reached for comments, the Registrar of the higher learning institution Dr. Selebona Simelane confirmed the authenticity of the communique of the VC.

"Good morning, yes the communication is authentic,”’said the UNESWA Registrar.

Responding to a questionnaire from this Swaziland News on the subject matter, the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) Secretary General(SG) Almighty Msime said, the lifting of the ban on student body meetings was long overdue.

“This was long overdue and there's nothing to cherish because the students had been deprived their rights since the beginning of Tinkhundla reign and the only thing we can cherish is the total emancipation of this country so that such scenario cannot happen," said the Student Union Secretary General.

The Vice Chancellor of UNESWA banned protests and student meetings within the University on the 19th May 2023 after students from Luyengo, Mbabane and Kwaluseni Campuses respectively, resolved to boycott classes over King Mswati's Government's failure to grant all admitted students scholarships.

University of Eswatini(UNESWA) Vice Chancellor Justice Tfwala finally lifts ban on students’ meetings.
University of Eswatini(UNESWA) Vice Chancellor Justice Tfwala finally lifts ban on student meetings.