SRC president at Limpopo’s Capricorn TVET college, Robert Bopape, has called on the Higher Education department to prioritise TVET colleges the same way as the universities when it comes to the safety of students – especially young women.
Bopape was speaking during the memorial service of the slain fellow student 21 year old Precious Ramabulana at Ramogopa campus.
Emotions are running high at the memorial service of Precious Ramabulana at Capricorn TVET Ramokgopa campus.. Her friends and schoolmate described her peaceful quite somebody who loves studying, dancing and physical training. No senior government official is here#sabcnews pic.twitter.com/SKZABlDaor
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A 28-year-old suspect has been arrested at Nyakelang village in Botlokwa in connection with the incident.
Police have made a breakthrough in investigations into the murder of Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana. They arrested one suspect in the early hours of Thursday morning. The Capricorn TVET College student was found dead on Sunday morning. #MorningLive #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/FsxY0rlSah
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Bopape says the department must help to build accommodation facilities for students.
“Stop taking universities seriously than TVET; we are more than fifty colleges in this country, we are more than universities, stop pumping more resources we need infrastructure. TVET colleges it is these same centres that will produce engineers, it is these same centres that will produce future artisans.”