South Africa 19.10.2015 12:54 pm

Wits staff members in support of free education

FILE PICTURE: Wits University students protest at West Campus in Johannesburg, 14 October 2015, for the  increasing of the upfront  fee payments. File Picture: Nigel Sibanda

FILE PICTURE: Wits University students protest at West Campus in Johannesburg, 14 October 2015, for the increasing of the upfront fee payments. File Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Wits staff members came together with placards in support of protesting students saying students are the future of South Africa.

Scores of students and staff have gathered outside Senate house demanding to be address on the decision by the university’s executive council.
Naledi Molefyane, a Second year LLB student, said 2015 was a struggle financially for her.
“Just to come back here to register  for my second  year was a struggle  already, together with other  students we had to fight  to belong to Wits, to fight to get Nsfas to buy us textbooks, where is the president that said SA must prioritise education? Where is the higher  education  minister  when we burn  in the sun just to be educated,” said the determined Molefyane.
Staff members also had placards asking about the whereabouts of Higher Education and Training minister Blade Nzimande. Students said they are willing to stop final examinations if the university wasn’t willing to give them what they want.

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