Youths attack varsity management

Youths attack varsity management

MASERU – THE National University of Lesotho (NUL)’s denial this week that it was recruiting students based on their political affiliation has triggered a fierce response from youth organisations.
In a statement issued on Monday, the NUL exonerated its administration officer, ’Maleboea ’Molotsi, who had been caught up in a storm last week.
She was alleged to have told Democratic Congress (DC) members whose children had not yet been admitted at the school to send their names to her since they were about to close admissions.

But the university said it was wrong to make that conclusion.
It said the “allegations that admission to NUL is gained based on political party affiliation of applicants are wrong and unfounded”.
Following the statement, the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and the Basotho Action Party (BAP) youth leagues held separate press conferences where they attacked the university management.
The two parties made it clear that the DC members get preferential treatment at the NUL.

The LCD youth league leader, Phetho Matla, said “there is a trending screenshot by one DC member who works at the NUL as an administrator, that the members should send the names of their un-admitted students at the school”.
Equally angry was the BAP youth league leader, Tlhabeli Mojapela, who said it is clear to everyone that the invitation was meant to make DC members have more access to the admissions office than others.
“At the NUL students are being admitted looking at their political affiliation,” Mojapela said.

An organisation found right at the NUL campus, the Youth Organization of Disabled Empowerment (Yode), also came guns blazing against the university management in a statement yesterday.
“We are also NUL students. We cannot seat (sic) aside and watch while our university is going down this way,” the statement reads.
“It seems like our university has (been) turned into a political playground.

Nkheli Liphoto

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