Fort Hare students return to class after two-month boycott

University of Fort Hare nursing students have returned to class this morning after a two-month long boycott.

The students have confirmed to the DispatchLIVE that they had been attending lectures since 8am today.

"We are in class. We started this morning," said a student who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of victimisation.

The students started boycotting classes in the first week of August, demanding the removal of the acting head of their department, Ntombana Rala.

Academic activities were disrupted on the whole campus when all students at the East London campus pledged their solidarity.

University spokesman Khotso Moabi said a catch-up plan had been drafted.

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