Mangosuthu University of Technology may avoid fee increase

2016-10-24 16:12
Clergy have supported the Fees Must Fall movement. (News24)

Clergy have supported the Fees Must Fall movement. (News24)

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Durban - The Mangosuthu University of Technology may avoid hiking fees for 2017, the institution said on Monday.

While talks between student leaders and the institution’s executive management continued, early indications were positive, MUT spokesperson Mbali Mkhize told reporters.

"The SRC was elected last week and engagement with management will still continue. There may be no need [to hike fees] because of the concessions that we have received from the state may cover the missing middle," she said.

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MUT has been largely unaffected by protests to demand free tertiary education that have ravaged other institutions across the country.

Mkhize said the close relationship between management, students, and their parents had been key to ensuring the academic programme continued unhindered.

"Our executive management briefs parents on the state of financial affairs of the institution. It is easy for them to get a sense of where we are financially and also get an understanding of exactly how much each student owes the university," she said.

 

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