Fee protest disrupts Wits registration

Thousands of students at Wits University stood in long queues as the registration office were closed due to #FeesMustFall protests on campus.

Thousands of students at Wits University stood in long queues as the registration office were closed due to #FeesMustFall protests on campus.

Published Jan 11, 2016

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Johannesburg - Registration at Wits University was disrupted on Monday after students resumed picketing under their #FeesMustFall campaign at the campus.

The University’s fees office closed on Monday leaving a number of students stranded.

Wits Spokesperson Shirona Patel says they expected that students would bring up the fees issue in January after 2015’s battle between the students.

“The fees office is closed for now. We might to reopen the office in an hour or two. We are assessing the situation. In terms of the fees, we have extended the payment of the registration fee to the end of March, where students can sign a debt agreement form,” said Patel

Members of the Student Representative Council made a brief address to the students saying they want the university to scrap registration fees and reiterated their demand for free education.

Non protesting students are still seated inside the building waiting for registration to resume.

Wits would most likely resort to online applications in the wake of the protests.

African News Agency

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