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NWU vows to shut down Mahikeng campus if disruptions continue

The institution will reopen on Tuesday after a month-long shut down due to student protests.

FILE. Police nyala seen on campus at the North West University in Mahikeng. Picture: Twitter: @Thats_Brooklyn.

JOHANNESBURG - The North West University (NWU) says while it can't afford anymore disruptions at its Mahikeng campus, it will shut the campus again if instability continues.

The institution will reopen on Tuesday after a month-long shut down due to student protests.

Last month, students protested against the inauguration of a new SRC, which they say was not elected democratically but forced on them by management.

A portion of an admin building and a residence were torched at the height of the demonstrations.

Vice-Chancellor Dan Kgwadi says a tight academic recovery plan will be implemented.

"The plan is so tight we cannot afford any loss of time. If there's any instability we will have to close the campus for the semester."

WATCH: NW University closed indefinitely after burning of Science Centre

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