UJ to proceed with studies as scheduled

2016-09-28 17:06
UJ students marching at Kingway road. (News24)

UJ students marching at Kingway road. (News24)

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Johannesburg - All academic activities at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) will proceed as scheduled despite student protests, the institution's vice chancellor Professor Ihron Rensburg said in a statement on Wednesday.

"We are determined to proceed with our academic programme and allow students to prepare for their end of year examinations. Indeed we note that more than 99% of students do not support the dubious agenda of the less than 1% of students who seem adamant to disrupt the university's activities," he said.

Rensburg said the institution had increased security measures around campuses and was in the process of taking disciplinary steps against students who had been identified as being "at the heart of the current disturbances".

"In the meantime and in light of the current climate at universities around the country, UJ's Future Walk, an initiative aimed at raising funds for the 'missing middle', which was planned for Sunday, 2 October 2016, has been postponed until further notice."

He warned that students who were instigating and participating in criminal activities would be dealt with severely and face the law.

On Tuesday student protesters stormed lecture halls and forced students out. In one case they discharged a fire extinguisher.

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