Varsities help with debt, but each in its own way

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Varsities help with debt, but each in its own way

Sasco, ANC top six agree in principle that universities should not exclude students with debt from registering

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Some universities are allowing students with outstanding debt to register, but others are insisting a portion of it be settled first.

This comes in the wake of a call by the powerful South African Students Congress (Sasco) for a shutdown of the country’s 26 universities on Monday.

Sasco’s instruction to its structures to bring teaching and learning to a halt comes after a meeting with the ANC’s top six, which began on Friday and is due to resume on Monday, at which a list of demands was submitted. Both sides agreed in principle that universities should not exclude students who owe historical debt from registering for the 2021 academic year...

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