UWC will not allow walk-in applications

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The University of the Western Cape says it will not allow walk-in applications for the 2018 academic year.

Registration is due to begin on the 18th of this month.

Universities have clashed with government, with vice chancellors insisting that they were not consulted about President Zuma’s free higher education plan.

Zuma announced the plan at the ANC National Elective Conference last month.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has meanwhile called on all students to pitch up at tertiary institutions to register following Zuma’s announcement.

UWC Spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo says precautionary measures are in place for any eventuality.

“Our academic year will begin on the 5th of February. UWC will not allow walk-in applications. A provision has been made for students who did not previously qualify for financial aid and who therefore did not apply to the university for admission in 2018. Those students can now go to the website of the Department of Higher Education and Training for further assistance.”