Lerotholi Polytechnic Re-opens
After two week closure, Lerotholi Polytechnic will re-open and resume classes on Wednesday this week.
This was disclosed by the school’s Registrar Advocate Hlomohang Majara in an interview on Monday morning where she indicated that all students are expected to arrive on Tuesday so that the classes will resume on Wednesday.
The school closed following rioting and vandalizing of school property after the management’s decision not to have a question and answer session with the students regarding their demands.
The students had demands which among others included, the request that the Students Representative Council (SRC) to be reinstated following their resignation last month for fear of their lives, and also that the 31 students on suspension for allegedly being involved in the murder of one Rethabile Mositi in July this year be reinstated as well.
They also demanded that their river culture be legalised, and further demanded that certain staff members be dismissed.
On the other hand, commenting on the suspension of SRC members a week ago, Advocate Majara highlighted that not all members of the SRC have been suspended emphasizing that only those that are suspected to have had a hand in instigating criminal activities within the school have been affected.
She however pointed out that she could not comment much on the matter for fear of jeopardising the case adding that the investigations are still continuing.
Meanwhile, there are six murder case reported at Lerotholi Polytechnic between 2009 and 2018.
Lerotholi Polytechnic is one of the institutes of higher learning in the country and it offers vocational courses.
Article Source: LENA