UFS students hand over memorandum to management

2016-09-26 19:46
UFS Students protesting on Campus following the Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande's announcement (Jeanette Chabalala, News24, file)

UFS Students protesting on Campus following the Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande's announcement (Jeanette Chabalala, News24, file)

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Bloemfontein - Students at the University of the Free State have handed over a memorandum to the institution's management, calling for there to be no increases in fees in 2017, the Free Education Movement has said.

Students handed over the memorandum to acting vice chancellor Professor Nicky Morgan on Monday.

They are also calling for students not to be deregistered, said leader of the Free Education Movement Azive Dlanjwa.

The students also want the academic calendar to be extended due to the protest, he said.

"We also want the charges of students who were arrested during protests in 2015 and this year to be withdrawn," he said.

The university was given until Tuesday to respond to the memorandum.

'How can you burn what belongs to you?'

Dlanjwa also condemned the burning of campus property at other institutions.

"I wish students can realise that university property belongs to them so that they can refrain from destroying it. How can you burn what belongs to you? There is no justification for students who burn or vandalise their institutions - we won't tolerate that at our campus," he said.

Last week students at the university vowed to continue putting pressure on the government and the institution until their demands for free education were heard.

Meanwhile at the Central university of Technology in Bloemfontein students were instructed to vacate residences due to safety concerns.

University management gave students until Tuesday at 12:00 to vacate the residences, said SRC president Thapelo Ngozo.

A handful of students protested on campus on Monday morning while campus security monitored them.

Ngozo claimed university management wanted to soften students up so they would not protest.

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