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He ex­plained that govern­ment had over the years been giv­ing the in­sti­tu­tion about E2.1 mil­lion while try­ing to get the char­ter rec­ti­fied, to no avail.

He ex­plained that all govern­ment owned, was the 75.7260-hectare land on which the univer­sity stands which is leased at E50 000 per year valid for 40 years.

With prom­ises by the univer­sity to rec­tify the is­sue of own­er­ship made in 2016 to the Swazi­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Coun­cil (SHEC) govern­ment in­creased the sub­ven­tion to E4.7 mil­lion and the univer­sity was pro­vi­sion­ally reg­is­tered. Of note, de­spite that govern­ment com­mit­ted the E27mil­lion, the MOA stated that the mis­sion (ACM) would fund all re­cur­rent and in­vest­ment needs as well as equip­ment re­quired for the suc- cess­ful op­er­a­tion of the med­i­cal univer­sity.

The 2017 au­dit by SHEC, while recog­nis­ing that the char­ter had been re­vised, and that the univer­sity re-reg­is­tered strictly un­der ACM with­out the men­tion of Pas­tor Kim and his heirs, said there was still need for the part­ner­ship with govern­ment to be de­fined and ra­tio­nalised.

Swazi­land Chris­tian Univer­sity.

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