Sasco urge ANC to ‘listen to students’ calls for transformation’

Sasco held a media briefing yesterday condemning the burning of a Wits lecture hall this week.

A lecture hall at Wits University has been set alight allegedly by students who have been protesting over fees. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Student organisation The South African Students Congress (Sasco) has warned the African National Congress (ANC) to listen to students' calls for transformation at institutions of higher learning.

Sasco held a media briefing yesterday condemning the burning of a Wits lecture hall this week and distanced itself from the vandalism.

It says it believes there's a dark third force behind students who have detracted from the fees must fall movement and is now steering private political agenda.

Sasco has made a call to the department of higher education and training to host another summit to evaluate the implementation of the last summit's resolutions.

It's also called on the presidential free education task team to fast track its work among other requests.

Sasco's Buthanani Ngwane has warned the ruling party to pay more attention to issues of transformation at institutions of higher learning.

Among the requests Sasco has called on the private sector to shift all its bursaries into a central portal to assist the government with funding students.