Talks to start to resolve varsities upheavals


Management of the two Eastern Cape universities are to meet with their respective SRC members this morning to discuss a way forward.

Academic programmes at Walter Sisulu University and University of Fort Hare have been disrupted in the past few weeks. 

Management of both universities are scheduled to have a meeting that seeks to bring normality at 11am.

The WSU meeting takes place in Mthatha while the UFH’s will happen at its East London campus.

WSU Mthatha campus was closed and students sent home after protest over NSFAS allowance turned violent. 

At UFH students are on a stayaway in solidarity of Nursing Department students who demand the removal of their acting head of department Ntombana Rala. 

SRC president at the UFH Mosuli Cwele confirmed that they are scheduled to meet with the management, “in an attempt to bring the situation to normal”, he said. 

Publicity officer at WSU, Mxolisi Zoko said he hoped the meeting would end with resolutions, “that would be favourable to all parties involved and also unite them going forward”, he said. 

Sasco in the Mthatha campus has approached court to have the eviction order nullified.

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