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.