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North West nursing college re-opens

2012-09-11 18:32

Johannesburg - The Mmabatho College of Nursing is expected to resume academic activities after the institution was closed due to a two-week-long illegal strike by students there, the provincial health department said on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Tebogo Lekgethwane said in a meeting between the provincial health head Dr Mokhethi Radebe and the student representative council, it was agreed the college would re-open on Wednesday.

"The department has plans to construct a new nursing college to the tune of R300m, which will automatically resolve a number of demands raised by students," said Lekgethwane in a statement.

It was decided in the meeting on Monday that a task team would investigate students' complaints about maintenance, accommodation and kitchen hours.

On Friday, students were given a day to vacate the college. This was after students refused to end an illegal strike over various issues, including an increase in their monthly stipend. They wanted the stipend to be increased to R5 900 from R1 500.

In 2010 the college was closed for nearly three weeks because students refused to attend lectures.

Comments
  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-11 18:52

    OMG, is there anywhere in the country where they're not protesting or striking? Well done cANCer!!! Funniest thing is that all these imbeciles will vote for cANCer all over again and then they wonder why we call them stupid.

  • olebogeng.diratsagae - 2012-09-11 19:02

    Le bua maaka 2010 3 weeks.a was then student.u report ntja net.la go ya di helleng

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-11 19:08

      WTF?

      azaa.azoot - 2012-09-12 01:01

      olebogeng.diratsagae Your spelling and grammar is proof of the failure of the South African school system Please don't claim that you can read or write on your CV , the best you can do is to claim that you know somebody that CAN read and write

  • moshoeu.lebza - 2012-09-11 19:24

    news 24 in 2010 college was nt closed for three weeks,n worse dis department is lyin,we agreed dat we dnt wnt bursary system bt they implemented it without us knowing n then they say dat its a national thing,without dis bursary system de college wouldnt hv been closed,so cn department stop feeding media with lies plz...

      azaa.azoot - 2012-09-12 00:07

      moshoeu.lebza Your spelling and grammar is proof of the failure of the South African school system Please don't claim that you can read or write on your CV , the best you can do is to claim that you know somebody that CAN read and write

  • david.makola.3 - 2012-09-11 19:39

    Service delivery in our country is a joke, we all agree, however some of the demannds are ridiculous, how can one expect an increase twice more than their current stipend. After all, these are only students...

      azaa.azoot - 2012-09-12 01:02

      and the other guys that want R12500 is just miners and the other joker that wants R20 million and a jet is just the president

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