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No academic results for Rhodes students who owe fees

At least 1,660 students who owe about R87 million in fees for 2016 will not get their mid-term results.

FILE: Rhodes University. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - The Rhodes University SRC wants to have more meetings with the institution's management following its decision to withhold some academic results.

At least 1,660 students who owe about R87 million in fees for 2016 will not get their mid-term results.

The SRC says its feels blind-sided by the decision because it claims management only notified the student council a day before the announcement.

The council's president Gift Sandi says they've tried to get answers from the institution's hierarchy.

"I'm hoping that the first week they approach the students and explain to them exactly how they went about that decision.

"I also need them to explain the financial structure of Rhodes University, as to where do we stand financially because people and the SRC are not informed."

Activist organisation Rhodes Asinamali has called for mass demonstrations when students return to campus in two weeks.

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