Malawi gets 20 university scholarships from Swaziland

Malawi will get 20 university scholarships from the government of Swaziland to study at the newly established SADC University of Transformation.

Kasaila (first left) poses for a group photograph with SADC Heads of State and Government after the official opening

Kasaila (first left) poses for a group photograph with SADC Heads of State and Government after the official opening

Swaziland’s King Mswati III made the announcement Tuesday afternoon when he made his acceptance speech as the new chairperson of the 15 member regional bloc.

He said as part of promoting regional integration and enhancing skill development in the region, Swaziland will lead efforts to establish the university that will be enrolling students from all 15 SADC Member States with 300 scholarships initially available to all countries with each getting 20 spaces.

“The Kingdom of Swaziland will provide 20 scholarships per country to all Member States as the first crop of this university that will be operational within 12 months.

“We need to develop the capabilities of our youths in various skills that will enhance trade and regional integration,” said Mswati.

Mswati who took over the Chairmanship from Botswana’s President Seretse Ian Khama said his tenure will focus on making SADC the preferred investment destination and making the lives of its citizens better.

Responding to the establishment of the university and offer of scholarships, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Francis Kasaila said Malawi welcomes the development and will make sure it grabs the opportunity with both hands.

He said the plan to educate the SADC youths sits well and is in line with the development plans being implemented by the government of President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika in Malawi.

Kasaila  further promised that when the time comes, government will make sure the process of selecting the scholarship beneficiaries is fair and transparent.

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james
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james
24 days 12 hours ago

Shouldn’t it be Malawi giving scholarships to the Swazis? Hopeless!

My Malawi
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My Malawi
24 days 10 hours ago

my feeling too

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
24 days 19 hours ago

Why one sided Quota System? Some Malawians are more equal than others.Blessed are the sons and daughters of God while the sons and daughters of the HINYAS,belong to the Devils.GOOD LUCK!!!

Makhosetive
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Makhosetive
25 days 4 hours ago

The irony of this however is that Mswati has substantially reducing scholarships for tertiary education in Swaziland. This man wants the world to see him like a good person but inside the country he is a first class dictator. This means a life of person in Swaziland does not matter. SADC has fifteen member states where are we going to get money to fund all these people. Mswati has gone crazy.

JJB
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JJB
24 days 14 hours ago

All kings and Queens are dictators, it is just that most do not use their powers. Do you elect chiefs? if not, that is what dictatorship is.

john aluma
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25 days 5 hours ago

Thengo Maloya and Patricia Kaliati had sent their children and very close relatives to China instead of selecting from the 3 regions. We shall inform King Mswati to deport any, should all come from one region.

Mzala
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25 days 10 hours ago

Great news. Koma asamapite ana anu okha okha

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