UKZN, students reach agreement

2014-09-10 00:00

LECTURES resumed unhindered at the University of KwaZulu-Natal yesterday after days of protests over a rumoured hike in registration fees and other matters.

The protests came to an end after intense discussions that had been taking place between the students representative council (SRC) and UKZN management on issues that had been raised by the students.

Discussions included a rumoured registration fee hike that was at the heart of the protests, but the institution rubbished claims that it would increase fees by over 100%.

“The parties have amicably reached conclusions on the matters and the process of implementing the resolutions are under way,” said UKZN registrar Convy Baloyi.

Baloyi said the outcomes of the discussions would be communicated to the university community later.

SRC secretary-general Vuyolwethu Zondo also confirmed that the protest is over.

Zondo said: “There were no disruptions today [yesterday]. We have agreed with the management that the registration fee will be increased by R500. This means the registration fee will be R3 725.”


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