Protests expected as Wits SRC declares poll flawed

University of Witwatersrand student representative insists that the poll conducted by management which reported that over 70% of students wanted lectures to resume is fundamentally flawed.

The university sent text messages to students last week, asking them to respond "yes" or "no" on whether to re-open the university with "appropriate security protocols being in place".

We find it fundamentally flawed because I could've answered yes to that poll ultimately because I'd like to go back to class, but it hasn't dealt with the issue.

Fasiha Hassan, Wits SRC

She said meetings have been held to decide a way forward for the protests based on various possible scenarios unfolding.

A number of universities suspended their academic programmes after students intensified their protests against fee increases.

We have consolidated a model for free education. We have a chief economist, chief actuarial scientists and some accountants... That model will be presented to the state.

Fasiha Hassan, Wits SRC

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