Medunsa students still not satisfied

Medical students have been protesting for several weeks over various issues including alleged unfair grading.

Medical students have been protesting for several weeks over various issues including alleged unfair grading. Picture: Stock.xchng.

JOHANNESBURG - The Higher Education Department says its stunned students at the Medical University of South Africa (Medunsa), Garankuwa campus, are still not satisfied, despite management addressing their grievances and meeting some of their demands.

The university has suspended classes indefinitely and has also dissolved the Student Representative Council (SRC).

Medical students have been protesting for several weeks over various issues including alleged unfair grading, nepotism and the plan to change the campus' name to Sefako Makgatho-University.

The Department's Director General Gwebi-Nkundla Qonde says, "There are engagements with all the parties and some of the crucial aspects that are quite contentious that have been put to management as demands, have been actioned. There's a process of dealing with that matter as speedily as possible."

Protesting Medunsa students again barred lecturers from leaving the Garankuwa campus on Wednesday.

Last week protesters burned two vehicles at the campus.