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Botho University inaugurates new SRC


Ntsoaki Motaung

Twelve new Botho University Student Representative Council (SRC) members were sworn in into office this week.

Some of the students who took the oath included the new university’s president Ts’epo Ts’oane, Vice President Phuthang Mohlakoana and the Minister of Finance Motseki Jane.

Speaking at the inauguration, the University Dean Dr Abhishek Ranjan said all students should see the importance of being members of the SRC and that they should focus on being future graduates of Botho University.

He said they should aim higher and dream of not only getting hired after graduating but to also be entrepreneurs who will in future contribute to the country’s economy.

“Students must see the importance of being SRC members so that they are future leaders and entrepreneurs who will contribute to the country’s economy,” Ranjan said.

Guest Speaker Selimo Thabane indicated that leadership comes from a young age saying if one portrays signs of corruption while young then they will also make a corrupted leader in the future.

“If we can have corrupt leaders at this level, that means even in the future we are still going to have corrupt leaders for this country,” Thabane said.

He said the SRC’s mandate is to push for policies that are not student bias while still ensuring that student’s concerns are dealt with and solved.

He said they should be wary of the decisions they take on a daily basis as that will determine ones future.

“The decisions that one takes on their daily life at school will determine their future regardless of whether they come from a rich or poor background,” Thabane said.

For his part, the newly elected President of the SRC Ts’oane thanked the outgoing council for the wonderful work they have done during their tenure.

He said he knows that the walk ahead of them might be tough and lengthy but “…I have hope that at the end we will see the light.

“We promise to engage with relevant stakeholders, offices and authorities to make sure that our learning is smooth and our wellbeing is kept and respected while we are here,” Ts’oane said.

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