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SCOT STUDENTS FINALLY GET THEIR ALLOWANCES

By Nozipho Sibiya | 2017-10-12

STUDENTS of the Swaziland College of Technology have finally received their allowances.

The SCOT students were forced to leave campus by armed police as protests over unpaid allowances turned violent two weeks ago. This was confirmed by the over 100 students that were found queueing at the administration block yesterday.

“We are here to collect our cheques as it was announced on national radio,” said the students.  The students who preferred anonymity said since the Students Representative Council (SRC) was dismantled, the administration had to put things under control.

The students said it was not right for the administration to leave issues unattended and only attend to them when they strike. The students believe the sudden closure of SCOT due to violence has taught them a lesson and this would not happen next year.  Some SCOT students got their cheques yesterday  afternoon . However, some of the students when interviewed said they were surprised that they were not getting equal amounts of allowances.

“The money ranged from E2 000, E2 500 and E3 000,” alleged the students.

The campus was closed as the boycott turned ugly with students vandalising property. Members of the Royal Swaziland Police were called to intervene as the situation got worse.

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