Michael Kisting, Career Guidance Practitioner at NUST, welcomed the members of both the outgoing and incoming Councils and commended the outgoing SRC members whom, he said, had accomplished remarkable achievements that are still visible today.
Dr Andrew Niikondo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs, said he was impressed with the manner in which the new SRC had been elected. “It was good to see that democracy was being exercised on campus among the students,” he said.
Niikondo encouraged the SRC to team up with other student representative bodies from other campuses in order to learn more from their peers. With reference to the recent student unrest in South Africa, he said: “Protesting is part of every student’s constitutional right, but it is important to do it in the correct manner. Students should refrain from violence and should always familiarise themselves with all regulations, policies and laws before staging any form of protest so that they can act within the law.”