Limkokwing University students back in class
MBABANE – Students of Limkokwing University of Technology have been re-registered into the institution and are back in class.
Registration was closed on Monday, June 5 and, according to Limkokwing Manager Zachariah Mthethwa, a majority of the students have been re-registered.
Mthethwa said registration has been ongoing since last week Wednesday.
He said students who were not able to register would be given a chance to explain their reasons as the registration deadline had passed.
He said Limkokwing was dedicated to helping improve the quality of life and the future of the young Swazi nation by providing quality and globally approved education.
Mthethwa said even after the students had taken them to court, they were still dedicated to shaping their destiny and improving the country’s economy.
He said the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Limkokwing management were expected to meet with the Ministry of Labour And Social Security to discuss the usage of the book allowance.
"We hope that after this discussion we will be on the same wavelength," Mthethwa noted.
Last week, the students took the university to court challenging the re-registration process after a dispute over whether or not they could spend their book allowances on laptops.
The students, through their SRC, filed an urgent application before the High Court, seeking an order stopping the university from proceeding with its intention of re-registering them after a protest act- ion.
However, the court dismissed their application, noting that the SRC is an administrative organ of the school and not a separate entity.
... SIX STUDENTS HAVE NOT RE-REGISTERED
MBABANE – Six students at the Limkokwing University have not re-registered, including the former SRC General Secretary Sibusiso Dludlu.
The university’s Manager, Zachariah Mthethwa, also confirmed that there were students who had not re-registered and their where-abouts were not known by the institution.
The re-registration deadline was on Monday.
Mthethwa said the institution was, however, willing to engage the students in talks to try and find out what had prevented them from re-registering. In an interview with Dludlu, he said he had been admitted to hospital after falling sick but would be re-registering as soon as he was feeling better.
He said he was actually preparing to re-register with the institution after being discharged from the hospital on Monday.
Dludlu said, despite having signed the re-registration forms, they would continue addressing problems when needs arose at the university. However, according to the re-registration form, students explicitly do not have the prerogative to make any demands from the university.
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