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

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.