NWU to exhaust all options to avoid job cuts

The university informed staff at all three campuses about the new project which will see a reduction in posts

FILE: Management says the restructuring is not a result of the protests. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The North West University says although it has to embark on a restructuring program that will eventually see a number of job losses, it will try everything possible to avoid job cuts.

The university has informed staff at all three of its campuses about the new project which will see a reduction in posts.

The university's spokesperson Louis Jacobs says they are not yet clear how many positions will be affected.

"In this whole restructuring process there will not be any more campus rectors, for instance. Everything that happens will go from a campus level where we will have the deans, through to our deputy vice chancellor and then the vice chancellor."

Earlier this year, the university's Mahikeng campus was hit hard by the recent Fees Must Fall protests which saw a science building being torched and the campus being closed for over a month.

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Management says the restructuring is not a result of the protests.