Challenges With Free Education in Swaziland

A stand-off between educators and the prime minister has resulted in orphans and vulnerable children being refused entry to schools.

Rural pupils fetch water for school.

  • Swaziland:   Free Primary Education - If You Can Afford It

    IPS, 21 January 2011

    The new school year opened with hope - and hunger - in Swaziland this week: an estimated 140,000 orphans and vulnerable children are among the small, eager faces in the mountain… Read more »

  • Swaziland:   Free Primary Education, at Last

    UNIRIN, 29 January 2010

    Free primary school education got off to a rocky start in Swaziland this week, five years after a new constitution mandated that the government foot the bill for the first few… Read more »

  • Swaziland:   Dreams of Free Education Deferred

    IPS, 26 January 2010

    Ten-year-old Tembuso Magagula sat outside her classroom with her shoulders hunched against the cold today, tears streaming from her eyes. Her long-awaited first day of school had… Read more »