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UWC Council supports efforts to complete 2016 academic programme

Protests flared up yesterday after management denied having agreed to a follow-up meeting with students.

FILE: Section of Robert Sobukwe Rd closed between UWC and CPUT campuses, following student protests at UWC. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The University of the Western Cape's Council says it supports online platforms and alternative tuition methods rolled out in a bid to complete the 2016 academic programme.

Protests flared up on campus yesterday after management denied having agreed to a follow-up meeting with protesting students.

Following a council meeting earlier today, chairperson Mthunzi Mdwaba says they support management's efforts to successfully complete outstanding academic activity for the year.

"As council we denounce violence in the strongest possible terms. It's very disappointing that we had to have such violence."



Mdwaba adds the institution will investigate claims of students being abused by private security officials, if they are reported.

"Management will investigate incidents of complaints and where those incidents and allegations have been proved to be true, we'll deal with them decisively and make sure that there's no repeat of such."

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