'This Is a Victory✊ That Should Be Cherished':🗣 Wits Student Protest 🚫Called Off

  |   Sanews

The student protest at the University of the Witwatersrand has been called off after an agreement was reached between the student representative council and management.

According to a statement by the Wits SRC, an agreement was finally reached on Thursday evening which held the interests of all students at heart.

The SRC said that the university had now agreed to open the Hardship Fund to all students who meet the readmission criteria, as it would no longer hold a 50% academic threshold.

An additional 60 beds had also been added to the Hardship Fund's accommodation allocation and more beds were being negotiated with South Point, the SRC said.

"These victories are not gifts, students sacrificed and fought hard for them. This is a victory that should be cherished, as we fought in the rain, ran through the mud, were brutalised by private security and had our frustrations ignored by management," the Wits SRC statement read.

"It is, of course, still a compromise, but we would like to fairly accept this as a point to settle and consolidate our victories."

The SRC added that this was not the ultimate goal and that their battle for free education was not yet over.

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