UKZN students' historic debt totals up to R72m

UKZN students' historic debt totals up to R72m

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is urging stakeholders to work together to help students pay their historic debt which amounts to R72 million. 

UKZN Howard College

The university's council has been meeting to discuss the demands of students who protested a few weeks ago. 

The university has said in a statement that more than 1 400 students still need to raise funds to register for their studies this year. 

READ: Zikalala appeals to UKZN to consider students' concerns

Violent protests broke out on several of the varsity's campuses earlier this month - with students calling for their historic debt to be scrapped. 

The cost of damages to infrastructure stands at R31-million.

Council members say they took into consideration the financial implications of concessions that have been granted already. 

They believe any additional financial clearance concessions would hurt the university. 

The UKZN says stakeholders need to work together to raise funds to assist students. 

It hopes the money would also help them settle their historic debt with the varsity. 

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