Students have started leaving the University of Venda in Limpopo after they were given until four o’clock Monday afternoon to vacate the campus.
Academic activities have been suspended until further notice as the strike by students continues. Students are demanding payment of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) allowances.
Students say the situation is difficult because they come from far.
“It’s sad. It is difficult for us like right now it is in the middle of the month we don’t have money to go home, and look Mpumalanga is far but we don’t have any choice today four o’clock they are going to close. Everyone has to vacate, it just difficult for us because some of us we don’t have money we don’t have any choice they don’t expect any student on campus after four o’clock.”
A parent of a student, Azwidowi Lidovho, says she is taking her child home as the situation is not safe on campus.
“They will be left behind with their studies because this is the second week when they are not classes. I’m taking my child home because is not safe at all.”