Boland College students protest over payouts

Around 300 students are protesting and have reportedly thrown rocks at buildings on the Strand campus.

Boland College. Picture: bollandcollege.com

CAPE TOWN - A group of about 300 students are protesting for an increase in bursary payouts at the Boland College in Strand.

The demonstrations began yesterday outside the gates of the institution where some students reportedly threw rocks at buildings on campus.

Police were called in to monitor the situation.

The college's spokesperson Jandre Bakker says management has looked into the students' grievances.

"The students were protesting about their transport allowances that weren't paid out on time and that it was not sufficient. The situation was resolved regarding the payment of students. Unfortunately the amount that was paid to students is not in control of Boland College and is guided by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme guidelines."