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Habib’s contract as vice-chancellor renewed for 5 more years

Adam Habib was appointed to the position in 2013 when the term of his predecessor Loyiso Nongxa ended.

FILE: Wits University vice chancellor Adam Habib walks with students during protests on campus over proposed tuition fee increases on 16 October 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits University has renewed Professor Adam Habib’s contract as vice-chancellor and principal for five years.

The university’s council made the decision on Friday night following various consultations with different constituencies.

Habib was appointed to the position in 2013 when the term of his predecessor Loyiso Nongxa ended.

Wits spokesperson Shirona Patel says Habib has made an immense contribution to the institution.

“During professor Habib’s tenure, despite the protests we’ve seen around the students funding, Wits has made tremendous achievements. For example, professor Habib has consolidated Wits’ research programme and the university has seen an unprecedented 43% increase in research output output in recent years.”

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