Classes will continue: UJ

Classes will continue: UJ

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Thursday said learning, teaching and research on its campuses will not be halted. 

Students at University of Johannesburg UJ
Photo: Maryke Vermaak

According to UJ, the majority of students are determined to continue with and to complete the 2016 academic year. 

"Attempts at disruption by a very small minority have been contained, and the University is doing everything possible to ensure that the situation remains safe and secure for students, staff, and visitors. UJ is currently operating a strict policy of allowing access to campuses only to those who have legitimate reason for being there, and the court injunction requiring a notice period for demonstrations remains in force," UJ said in a statement. 

Yesterday, members of the media were barred from entering campuses amid rising tension.

Journalists also reported on incidents of heavy handedness by private security.

"The loss of teaching and learning time which the small minority of protesters is attempting to force on the overwhelming majority of students can only hurt the poorest among our students,"  UJ Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ihron Rensburg said. 

"That is why we remain clear that this academic year must be completed successfully in the interests of the many thousands of our students whose families have sacrificed to support their studies and who cannot be burdened with having to support their children for an additional year," he added.

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