North West nursing college re-opens

2012-09-11 18:32
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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.

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