Unrest: UKZN closes early for Easter break

2013-03-21 00:00

THE University of KwaZulu-Natal has decided to close early for the Easter holidays.

The decision follows unrest on Howard College campus in Durban this week stemming from problems accommodating more than 500 students.

The university said management regretted the “unfortunate and unacceptable situation” and apologised to parents and students.

Executive director for corporate affairs, Nomonde Mbadi, said they would help the 560 displaced students get home for the holidays and ensure their new accommodation was arranged in time for their return.

Mbadi said the university would close from tomorrow and reopen on April 8.

An additional week of lectures will be added to the end of the semester to make up for lost time.

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