UKZN boots 2000 ‘professional students’ - 8 years for 3-year course

UKZN boots 2000 ‘professional students’ - 8 years for 3-year course

- The University of KwaZulu-Natal has decided to give 2 000 of their students the boot

- The large group have been labelled 'professional students' and many have studied for eight years and still not completed their three-year degrees

- The university also stated that the students haven't been paying for their studies and have allegedly vandalised property in retaliation

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal has taken the bold decision to remove 2 000 students who have become mainstays on campus without graduation in sight.

The students are believed to have been studying for eight years or more, while attempting three-year courses.

The icing on the cake is that the payment of fees has been an ongoing issue for these academics.

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The university issues a statement recently in this regard: “The university recently removed some 2,000 individuals who have been 'professional students' on three-year degrees for eight years or more without paying fees and routinely holding the institution to ransom through unrest for personal concessions.”

This follows the vandalism and burning of the university's auditorium on Wednesday evening.

SowetanLIVE reported that a case of arson has been opened.

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Vice-chancellor Prof Nana Poku shared the university's bullish approach to the scare tactics being employed.

He reiterated the university's commitment to bringing about the necessary reforms.

Poku stated that the university would not be intimidated by the 'cowardly' thugs involved in the vandalism.

Previously, students at the University of Zululand took to the streets to protest as well.

However, the frustration and anger related to the many issues experienced with NSFAS.

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