Tertiary institutions are bracing themselves for chaos during registration, ahead of the re-opening of universities and public colleges for the 2018 academic year. The registration season begins this week at some institutions. Others follow suit later in the month.
In addition to the confusion swirling around President Jacob Zuma’s surprise commitment to providing free higher education for poor and working-class students, there are now fears of upheavals after the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) Student Command announced that it would lead a mass walk-in registration drive at campuses.
The EFF says this is aimed at ensuring that all deserving students benefit from Zuma’s move. Zuma’s December 16 announcement threw the higher education sector into turmoil…..more