Habib hoping for solutions to free education ahead of Wits General Assembly

The theme of the General Assembly at Wits University will focus on how to attain free education as negotiations continue among all stakeholders.

In an interview with 702's John Robbie, Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib said that he will be left with no other option but to resume lectures with police and private security presence on campuses if protesting students don't co-operate.

The theme of this general assembly will be the principle of free education and how the Wits community approaches it.

Adam Habib, Wits University Vice-Chancellor

Habib has insisted that the academic programme has to continue to allow students to graduate.

The university, along with others across the country, have suspended lectures after students clashed with police and private security personnel.

Listen to the interview below:

My job is not to respond to all the noise, my job is to focus on getting the academic programme on track and that's the purpose of what I'll be doing over the next couple of days.

Prof Adam Habib, Wits University Vice-Chancellor

It's not a threat, it's a simple statement of fact that if Wits University is not teaching and not doing research then there's no purpose for it to be open.

Prof Adam Habib, Wits University Vice-Chancellor
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