Students at Ehlanzeni TVET College in Mpumalanga embark on protest

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Students at the Ehlanzeni TVET College in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, have embarked on a protest.

The students, who have blockaded the main entrance to the college, are demanding outstanding examination results, accommodation and an end to financial exclusion.

They last attended lectures two weeks ago.

Ehlanzeni Mbombela campus Students’ Representative Council (SRC) deputy president Russel Ngwenya says, “The issue of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has affected many children in such a way that many students are forced to leave the campus and go home because they don’t have money to travel and pay their rents.”

“Also the issue of pending results has affected them a lot. Some didn’t have a chance to register because of those results and the issue of residence, some students are unable to be accommodated in the residences,” explains Ngwenya.

The country has experienced protests at many institutions of higher learning. Students have been taking to the streets demanding that those owing fees should not be excluded from registration.

The below video is reporting on protests at other institutions of higher learning: