Due to #FeesMustFall protests NMMU has been closed since Wednesday last week.
After NMMU held meetings with two student formations in George, and one at the Kraal on the South Campus in Port Elizabeth along with the NMMU SRC also holding a public meeting at the city hall it was understood by NMMU that the University would open again today (Tuesday, 27 September).
At the meeting in the Kraal it soon became apparent that the students present were not prepared to accede to management’s request that the university re-open, while engagements continue.
The executive of the SRC approached NMMU management later in the day, advising them of their call for students to return to classes today.
In a notice to all affected parties the NMMU said last night; “In light of the above events, and the present escalating protests, tensions and violence within the sector which has seen many universities closed for more than a week, NMMU management feels it cannot safely resume operations tomorrow (Tuesday, 27 September). To this end, the operations and academic activities of NMMU will remain suspended until further notice.”
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