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Wits student leaders to meet with management

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Fifteen student leaders are expected to meet to negotiate free education with Wits University management in Solomon House on Thursday morning.

There are strict controls in place at entrances by security and everyone who enters must prove they are a student by presenting their student cards.

There is a heavy police presence with police sniffer dogs and dozens of officers making their rounds on campus.

Wits’ Senate says the academic calendar will be extended by two weeks.

Wits management released a statement saying students will not be prevented from writing examinations for financial reasons.

The term ends on October 31 and exams will run from November 3 – 30.

A number of universities across the country are expected to remain closed on Thursday.

Earlier this week, chaos erupted after hundreds of students disrupted lectures and physically pulled other students out of lectures.

Wits has also pledged its support for the goal of free, fully funded, quality, decolonised higher education.

The university says it will also approach government with a united voice for the realisation of this goal.

[Source: SABC]
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