WSU College Street learning at a standstill

Unions vow to strike if WSU turns down 12% hike request
Unions vow to strike if WSU turns down 12% hike request

It is all quiet at the Walter Sisulu University’s College Street learning site this morning. 

Security guards at the entrance are preventing anyone from entering. 

Students at the university’s Buffalo City campus have been boycotting classes since Tuesday after a mass meeting on Monday afternoon to embark on protest action. 

Students are scheduled to meet at Southernwood Park at 10am to “to strategise a way forward”. 

The students are demanding that the university improves conditions of residences they live in. 

On Tuesday, SRC deputy president Lonwabo Sikode told DispatchLive that they would not return to classes until their demands were met. Academic programmes have also been disrupted at the university’s Mthatha campus. 

SRC president Mxolisi Zoko told DispatchLive this morning that students decided during a mass meeting last to “officially boycott classes” until all their demands were met. 

“No learning is taking place. Students decided to stop attending lectures until their issue of accommodation allocation was finalised,” he said.

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