- A sad post online has left social media users in low spirits
- A woman shared that she could not register at university for her next year because she owes over R100 000 in fees
- She appealed to social media users to help her raise enough money to be able to resume her studies
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A woman has shared a heartbreaking story about how she cannot register to complete her degree because she currently owes Wits over R100 000. She appealed to Mzansi to help her raise half of that amount before registration closes next month.
Twitter user Athisonke took to the social media platform to make her appeal. She said that she owes the institution R151 000 and needs to have half of the debt paid before she is eligible to register. Registration closes on 3 January.
"Due to financial constraints I can't afford to pay off all the amount. If you're willing to help please do so."
Her post included a picture of herself and her fees statement. It has received over 2 000 retweets so far. Many social media users were sympathetic towards her plight. Twitter user indunn said:
"Asking for help publicly like this has to be one of the hardest things that anyone can do. It saddens me to see all these negative comments. Thank you to everyone offering advice, to everyone else if you have nothing helpful keep your remarks to yourself."
"I heard some students got help from Freenix. It might help. All the best."
"Apply for hardship fund in Jan (be on the look out) ... also apply for the discretionary fund on self service."
"There are no fees that fell here. What government did they made NSFAs a bursary, whereby in a university like Wits it only accounts for about 11% of students. And some of the historical debts erased are the ones previous students owed to Nsfas, not the universities."
"All the best truly understand but unfortunately can't help."
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"Guys since none of us can 100% help lets all tag @AdHabb until he does something at least allowing her to register?!"
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