Smooth sailing as NMMU gears up for 2017 academic year

NMMU was one of the universities that experienced violent disruptions last year during ‘Fees Must Fall’ demonstrations.

FILE: An office at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Picture: nmmu.ac.za

CAPE TOWN - The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) says there’s been no threats of renewed protests at the institution as it prepares to open its registration process.

NMMU was one of the universities that experienced violent disruptions last year during the ‘Fees Must Fall’ demonstrations.

The university's Debbie Derry says around 6,500 students were hosted during its opening ceremony over the weekend.

“We are ready for our new students, we have set up various venues for students to come and register over the next two days.”

Meanwhile, The University of the Western Cape's Luthando Tyhalobongo says they are still busy with 2016 final exams.

“The academic year will only start on 27 February, students will be able to register online from sometime this week.”

Both Maties and Cape Peninsula University of Technology officials say their registration processes have been running smoothly thus far.

(Edited by Neo Koza)