A number of Walter Sisulu University students have claimed that they have been unlawfully de-registered in March and that this might affect their NSFAS funding. When this was done, they were already getting funding for this year and also started attending classes.
Some of them are now accusing WSU of unfairly de-registering them while they haven’t failed or received an invitation to appeal.
Hundreds of students at the University’s Buffalo City Campus are now worried that they won’t be funded by NSFAS in 2021 due to not having their results.
Students are now coming forward and saying that they can’t ask their families for money because they can’t afford it or are unemployed.
I’m a little bit worried and at the same time I’m a little depressed. There are students that are depressed and I’m one of them because I can’t sleep at night knowing very well that I won’t study. There’s nothing that I can do.
The University is said to have not provided students with a reason for being de-registered.
WSU has responded and said that they have investigated the matter and that they have followed due processes before they went ahead and de-registered the students.
It was then found that one reason for the de-registrations could be due to the system.
They are now calling for anyone to assist and to take the University to court as students do not have the funds to do so.
The ‘unlawful de-registration’ of students is not the first time students have complained about University management. In October, WSU put it’s own lockdown in place and was the first institution of higher learning to do so after a number of students tested positive.
Students then put the blame on management’s shoulders for the spread of the virus at the campus.
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé