UNISA News Today 14th March On Student Issues
UNISA News Today – Engagements are vital for the advancement of students at institutions of higher learning. This is usually between executives and student representatives of these institutions so that there’s no delaying academic excellence.
Recently, Deputy Minister Buti Manamela had said that some issues are meant to be resolved by tertiary institution management and student representatives.
The head of the University of South Africa (Unisa) has done so recently, with the intent of discussing matters that affect students and looking for probable solutions so that the academic year is further advanced rather than delayed.
This engagement had taken place at the Unisa Kgorong Building, in Pretoria, according to the Unisa statement.
For the full statement, click here.
In the Unisa statement, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Puleng LenkaBula said:
We take the National Student Representative Council (NSRC) seriously given their statutory mandate to represent our main stakeholders, the students.
LenkaBula also acknowledged the role that student leadership plays in shaping the future of the academic project.
It has been reported that the main objective of this meeting, was to bring forth visible progress and resolutions to student issues.
The student issues on the agenda of this meeting included National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) allowances, inefficient administrative staff, staff not responding to student communication, the hiring of Unisa graduates, and responses to postgraduate bursary applications.