Esayidi lecturers ‘held hostage’

2016-02-26 06:00

THINGS came to a stand-still at Kokstad’s Esayidi Technical Vocational Education and Training College on Wednesday afternoon after pupils allegedly held their lectures hostage.

The pupils were demanding that the money left over from their bursaries be paid to back them, back dated to the last semester.

They also accused the college of being corrupt.

The police had to be called to the scene after there was a threat of violence.

South African Student Congress Organisation (Sasco) chairperson Stone Nondize denied that they held their lectures hostage.

“We only demanded that they must respond to our grievances before leaving the campus,” said Nondize.

He said the other issue was the delay of releasing examination results, which the college has sorted out.

When asked how much are they owned by the college, he said it varies and depends on the bursary each pupil was given.

Esayidi could not reach for comment by the time of going to press.

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