Campus back on track

2016-05-25 06:00
STUDENTS of the University of the Free State’s Qwaqwa Campus with their bags on the side of the road during the time the campus was closed. Photo: Supplied

STUDENTS of the University of the Free State’s Qwaqwa Campus with their bags on the side of the road during the time the campus was closed. Photo: Supplied

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PHUTHADITJHABA. – The business of teaching and learning is back on track at the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Qwaqwa Campus, following the agreement between the management of the campus and the Student Representative Council (SRC).

According to Paseka Sikhosana, the SRC president, the agreement that they reached with the management was that the students would return to the campus on Wednesday (18/05) until Sunday (22/05), but that there would be no academic activities.

He said they only started with the core business on Monday (23/05). The campus was temporarily closed on Thursday, 12 May, following the unrest at the university.

Sikhosana said they were happy to be back at the university. He said what made them happier was the fact that the management had agreed to 80% of their demands.

“We just have to keep on doing the follow-up, because some of the things have time frames. However, the Compass Group issue remains a big concern, because they are still here,” he said.

Among some of the things that they have agreed on were that the examinations will start on Monday (30/05) and all the papers that were scheduled from Monday, 23 May, to Saturday, 28 May, will be rescheduled.

The outstanding semester tests started on Monday, 23 May, and will run until Saturday, 28 May.

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