EFF student command calls for suspension of online lectures amid protests

Spokesperson Siya Nyulu said online courses must be suspended and the academic year put on hold until all deserving students were registered and funded.

Students protest in Braamfontein over historic debt on 15 March 2021. Picture: Mia Lindeque/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) student command has called on institutions of higher learning to suspend online lectures in solidarity with protesting students.

The student body on Wednesday said it rejected the continuation of online teaching amidst the national shutdown against financial exclusion.

National spokesperson Siya Nyulu said online courses must be suspended and the academic year put on hold until all deserving students were registered and funded.

Nyulu argued that online lectures undermine the struggle faced by students who were brutalised and incarcerated while others continue with studies as if its business as usual.

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