Ex­ams re­sume

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Welling­ton Mak­wakwa

LEARN­ING re­sumed with no prob­lems at uM­folozi TVET Col­lege in eSikhaleni Cam­pus on Thurs­day, while ex­am­i­na­tions are sched­uled to be­gin to­day (Mon­day).

Trial ex­am­i­na­tions were sus­pended af­ter a protest broke out last Mon­day in­side the in­sti­tu­tion aris­ing from un­paid stu­dents’ al­lowances of R1 300 by the Na­tional Stu­dent Fi­nan­cial Aid Scheme (NFSAS).

Stu­dents not only re­fused to write their ex­ams but burned tyres and bar­ri­caded all en­trances, lead­ing to po­lice be­ing called in to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion.

‘We de­cided to go back to classes and a new time ta­ble has been done to en­sure ev­ery­thing is back to nor­mal,’ said SRC pres­i­dent Sbongiseni Ma­sondo.

Stu­dents handed a mem­o­ran­dum with their com­plaints to man­age­ment two weeks ago and ex­pected the in­sti­tu­tion to re­spond within four days.

Among the griev­ances listed by stu­dents were com­plaints about re­versed pay­ments, re­quests for an am­bu­lance to be sta­tioned at the in­sti­tu­tion and a de­mand tor ren­o­va­tions to stu­dents’ ac­com­mo­da­tion.

‘Even though some of the is­sues are still not all ironed out, for the ben­e­fit of the stu­dents’ ed­u­ca­tion we ex­pect ev­ery­one to now fo­cus their en­ergy on the third term ex­ams,’ he said.

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