The directorate of the University of South Africa (Unisa) has finally signed an agreement with student leaders putting an end to learners’ protests across the country.
Earlier last week, institution’s campuses were partly closed due to problems between management and young minds. According to a statement by Unisa, “disruptive effect of the student strike” even forced the university to go to court.
Negotiations which started last Tuesday made a breakthrough on weekend as most issues such as lack of space for students were resolved. However, Unisa did not agree with parties on “computer problem”: the provision of laptops and textbooks for learners is not the process the university can intervene in, spokesperson Martin Ramotshela says.
According to his speech, campuses are to work normally starting Monday.