Three KZN universities suspend classes due to new protests

The 2019 academic year has been met with a bumpy start.

Three institutions of higher learning in KwaZulu-Natal have suspended their academic programmes until further notice.

This comes after protests erupted in relation to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Eyewitness News reporter Ziyanda Nqcobo says that all five campuses at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and the Mangosuthu and Durban Universities of Technology have suspended their classes.

The issues are accommodation and money for registration.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, reporter - EWN

The arguments that are being made by the students at these institutions is that NSFAS has taken time to pay out money and therefore they want the financial aid officers at these institutions to give students a living allowance and allow these students to register.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, reporter - EWN

Nqcobo says that MUT management says students are upset with the amount they have been allocated.

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