Wits council chair to meet with students

2015-10-16 17:56
Wits vice chancellor Adam Habib (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

Wits vice chancellor Adam Habib (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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

Johannesburg - The Chair of Wits University Council Dr Randall Carolissen is urgently flying from Durban to meet with student leaders as the third day of protests at the institution intensifies.

Wits University spokesperson Shirona Patel, said Vice Chancellor Adam Habib requested that Carolissen cut his trip short.

Carolissen was part of a Wits delegation attending the National Higher Education Transformation Summit in Durban.

"Habib and Carolissen together with the Wits University Exco Council are scheduled to meet with student leaders and the Student Representative Council this Friday night at 19:00. Carolissen was meant to address the summit but he is forced to cut his trip short," said Patel.

The student leaders comprise of the ANC Youth League, the Wits University EFF student council, the All Residence Council and the Outsource Workers.

The protests were sparked by the university's proposed 10.5% fee increase next year.

Patel said Habib who was meant to address the students earlier this morning was lambasted instead.

"Habib is still on the ground with the thousands of students surrounding him. The students say he doesn't have any power and they are demanding to speak to Carolissen," she said.

 

Read more on:    university of witwatersrand  |  adam habib  |  johannesburg  |  education  |  university fees

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

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

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.