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COPS DEPLOYED AT LUYENGO CAMPUS TO KEEP PEACE

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LUYENGO – Police officers have been deployed at the Luyengo Campus of the University of Swaziland to keep any violence at bay ahead of the end of academic year examinations scheduled to begin on Monday.


Yesterday, this publication found over 20 police officers stationed at strategic points around the campus, including the main gate.  The heavy presence of the officers left the students, who are preparing for the upcoming examination, worried and intimidated. 


“We were only expecting a response from administration, and then all of a sudden the place was littered with blue uniforms,” said one of the students.


Police said they took the decision to enhance security after students protested last Thursday, turning a lecturer’s vehicle upside down over allegations of abusive treatment and victimisation by the academic.

The disgruntled students further approached the university administration asking for a review of their continuous assessment, together with the exclusion of the concerned lecturer from doing anything related to their summative assessment, from setting their exam paper to marking their scripts. Instead, they proposed that an independent examiner be engaged for this purpose.


Students at the campus started the commotion after their third-year colleagues, who are registered for a course in Animal Science, could not get a satisfactory response from a meeting between the administration and the Students’ Representative Council, which was intended to solve the impasse.


Reports are that over 700 angry students, who were singing protest songs, overturned the lecturer’s vehicle and there were also fears they could set it alight.

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