Polokwane – Dozens of students at the University of Limpopo marched on the Polokwane campus on Wednesday, in protest against the planned tuition fees increase.
The students said that increasing the fees by government and universities would increase the number of dropouts and disadvantage the poor’s access to education.
Protest leaders said they had decided to launch a bid against the increase in fees because they were part of the victims of escalating education fees.
They accused the university management of focusing more on profit-making than emancipating the poor from the chains of poverty.
“This call is to say we don’t want academic exclusion anymore, and we are seated here with more than 80 percent of students owing the university, so they are guaranteed of their failure to register next year,” the South African Students Congress’ (Sasco’s) Limpopo chairman Thembani Msisinyane said.