Student protestors jeopardise their own studies

2016-11-02 06:01

STUDENTS from universities around South Africa have been striking to encourage officials to lower their fees.

However, the strikes are becoming uncontrollable and are deciding the fate of many future students.

Strikers not only jeopardise their own studies, but also stop others from being productive. With rumours going around that current students will have to repeat this year, what will happen to the pupils who matriculate this year?

Will they waste a year due to the incompetence of others? These strikes add to the tumultuous stress of matriculants.

If students want their pleas to be heard, they should behave in a civilised and decent manner. Stoning vehicles and destroying universities will not make university fees fall. Instead, they will increase to repair the damages. How is it possible that these strikers think their actions will make fees fall when, if they destroy university property, there will be nowhere to study?

This is our South Africa and it is our responsibility to protect its reputation and its properties. We, local citizens, need to take a stand against these violent protests. We also need to educate our children that violence is never a solution.

Other solutions such as marches and petitions are available for students, who believe that fees are too high.



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