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University of Eswatini closed amid struggle to pay water and electricity bills,Students President Gabie Ndukuya calls upon stakeholders to put pressure on Government.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2024

MBABANE:Gabie Ndukuya,the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) has called upon all stakeholders to put pressure on Government as the University of Eswatini(UNESWA) closes amid shortage of water and electricity allegedly, due to unpaid bills.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Tuesday morning shortly after Acting Registrar Richard Masuku released a memo, informing staff about a decision to temporarily close the University amid shortage of water and electricity, the Students President said, Government must be pressured to prioritize the institution of higher learning with funds and/or resources.

“The solution here is call upon all stakeholders to collectively put pressure on Government to fund the University, the crisis is escalating and affecting the students”, said the Students Union President.

Education Minister Owen Nxumalo had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

On another note,Richard Masuku,the UNESWA Acting Registrar confirmed through a memo directed to the staff that,the University was temporarily closing due to shortage of water and electricity.

“The decision was reached as a result of the disconnection of water supply by the service provider last week, and the imminent disconnection of electricity supply”, reads the memorandum in part.

The institution of higher learning Chancellor is King Mswati has been struggling without resources for some time now, as the Government prioritizes royal extravagance over the education system and other social programs.


University of Eswatini closed amid struggle to pay water and electricity bills,Students President Gabie Ndukuya calls upon stakeholders to put pressure on Government.
King Mswati.