University of Limpopo exams in limbo amid protests

University of Limpopo exams in limbo amid protests

The University of Limpopo was forced to suspend its examinations following protests by students and workers on Monday.

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The university hopes students will be able to sit for their exams on Tuesday following disruptions by students and workers over outsourcing.

Vice-chancellor and Principal Professor Mahlo Mokgalong says the SRC failed to pitch up for a meeting on Monday meant to discuss their demands.

"Yesterday morning the students came out, singing and dragged all the outsourced workers to a venue where they said, what I got from rumours, they want them to be insourced. I invited the Student Representative Council (SRC) to a meeting, and that never happened."

Mokgalong says it unclear whether the protesting students will allow their fellow students to write their exams on Tuesday.

Students were joined by security guards, cleaners and gardeners - all demanding that the university's workers be insourced.

"We discussing it with them, it is not an easy decision - we cannot just take an overnight, irrational decision," explains Mokgalong.

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