#Fees2017 Wits now preparing for the general assembly on Friday

Academic programmes at Wits University have been suspended until Monday due to students protests for free decolonised education.

A general assembly, which will include university leaders, students, parents and members of civil society, will be held on Friday.

Senior leadership have met with the students while preparing for the national assembly on Friday.

Prof. Pitika Ntuli, who is part of the mediating team at Wits, says there are now different groups led by seniour leaders.

He says the aim to find solutions support students in their cause for free education and to help save 2016 academic year.

The university has agreed to withdraw the police to the perimeter of the university’s campuses.

On the ground it looks like all the forces that are at play are listening to each other.

Prof. Pitika Ntuli, writer and academic

But discussions today and tomorrow are calculated in order to come with a consensus before the assembly starts so that meaningful discussions can be engaged in.

Prof. Pitika Ntuli, writer and academic

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