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Students must have two chances to write exams or 'die poppe sal dans' - Dlamini

9 November 2016 4:01 PM

Bailed Wits student leader has told Vice Chancellor Adam Habib a deferred exam is not enough - students need two opportunities.

Wits student leader Mcebo Dlamini who was released on R2000 bail today, says his stay in prison has earned him his stripes.

On his release he gave Wits University an ultimatum. He wants Wits to give students not ready to write exams due to protest involvement, another chance to do so, but not just a deferment.

Wits University has given students who are not ready to write exams due to Fees Must Fall protests, a deferred exam opportunity.

According to EWN reporter, Victor Magwedze, Dlamini wants these students to be given a further two opportunities to write the exams.

Deferred exams are exams but you only write once. If you fail, you fail the year. Normally, if you write an exam you get to write a supplementary exam, if you fail the initial exam.

Victor Magwedze, EWN reporter

One of the first things Dlamini said to students was that he is giving the vice chancellor an ultimatum to say that he should give the students who aren't ready to write an exam, not a deferred exam, but a two sitting...where they would write their first paper and if they fail they would write a supplementary.

Victor Magwedze, EWN reporter

Dlamini has given Habib until the end of the day to respond, and said if he doesn't 'die poppe sal dans', and Afrikaans expression meaning there will be trouble.

Hear more from Victor Magwedze in the audio below...


9 November 2016 4:01 PM

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