Unisa professor in trouble for saying students buy wigs not textbooks

Unisa professor in trouble for saying students buy wigs not textbooks

- A Unisa professor found herself in hot water after making comments about her students

- The professor said that it looks like the students weren't using their allowances for textbooks, but rather for items such as wigs and nail polish

- The university has taken exception to her comments, describing them as demeaning towards the students

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A professor at Unisa is in trouble for comments that she made about students who, according to her, are not spending their allowance money on learning materials.

The professor is of the opinion that the students are spending their money on items such as nail polish and wigs, judging by the poor quality of their work.

Screengrabs of her comments were reported to Unisa, Briefly.co.za gathered.

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TimesLIVE quoted the professor as saying:

" ... I am sure the money is being spent on wigs, nail polish, entertainment and other student 'essentials'.
"I work in higher education and from reading what students submit as assignments, it is patently obvious they read next to nothing...Vast majority of the students that I have taught are the kind that buys wigs."

The university has looked down on the comments and described them as 'demeaning and derogatory remarks about students of the university'.

"It is also the university’s firm belief that the tweets ... contain racist undertones, and may also be in contravention of university policy."

The professor has since issued an apology and deleted her tweets.

However, professor Mandla Makhanya, principal and vice-chancellor, said that action will be taken against the offending lecturer.

See a series of tweets about the remarks made by the professor:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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