Students at the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) are being forced to sleep in poorly ventilated storerooms as an accommodation crisis grows.
Students began a class boycott on Monday (12 September 2016) in protest. They also have a long list of complaints against the university and the Swazi Government. They want all students who were admitted to the university to receive scholarships.
They also want the university to scrap all debts owed to it by students. They have also made allegations of victimisation of students.
The Swazi Observer reported UNISWA Students Representative Council’s Brian Sangweni saying that the accommodation situation was so bad students were sleeping in storerooms which were not well ventilated.
Sangweni said the storerooms were unfit for human habitation.
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