Wits exams continue without disruption as planned shutdown gets revoked

Wits University SRC says that students have agreed to let exams go ahead without interruptions for now as they await the final report of the fees commission.

However, the university has increased security on campus.

Vice Principal and deputy Vice Chancellor at Wits University, Prof Tawana Kupe says the increased security is because there was an announcement of a shutdown on Friday.

He says there are students who are currently writing their exams and the announcement that the shutdown has been called off only came after midnight, so the university had to to ensure that exams continue as planned.

Kupe declined to comment on the leaked fees commission report saying that they do not know the veracity of this leaked report.

I would like to comment when I've seen the final version of the report by the President. If the leaked report says free education is not feasible, it will be interesting to see how cabinet and the presidency responds to it.

Prof Tawana Kupe, Vice Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor at Wits University

Tawana spoke of various measures in which the government could fund free education. This were submissions made by students and other academics to the fees commissions, he says.

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


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