28 August 2013
The South African Student Congress
said it is disgusted by the decision of the administrator to close the University of Walter
Sisulu due to protest.
In a statement the administrator
wrote the response to the offer made by management to staff last week has not
been sufficiently conclusive to enable classes to resume.
Sasco Secretary General Themba
Masondo said they call on the administrator to reverse the decision.
Masondo added that said this is a
crisis and it requires urgent intervention.
“We are very disappointed that the
Administrator issued a notice telling students that they must evacuate campus
to hardly represents, the debacle is far from being resolved and the working
class children are being denied their right of education.” Masondo said.
Masondo added further they will
continue to engage with the department of higher education and training and
engage with their allies the labour union NEHAWU to try and find resolution.
Meanwhile the Congress of the
People’s Student Movement also called for immediate intervention at the
Cope Student Movement President
Sthembiso Dlela said sending students home is not a solution on the matter but
to rather address the matter is what is needed to be done.
Dlela added that the President and
the Minister of Higher Education are not intervening on this matter, yet on the
issue of Rhodes University they
intervened immediately when they had a water crisis.
“We don’t understand whether it’s
because of the poor career advantage at the university or whether they want to
close it down,” Dlea said.
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