The University of Fort Hare Management said there were forced to suspend academic activity and release staff at its Alice campus.
This was due to violent student protests which included chasing staff out of offices, thus leading to a complete disruption of campus operations, the University announced.
EBNewsDaily learned that the students at the UHF need a ‘Register One Register All’ system. They demand the University to allow registrations to excluded students who have historic debts.
The University said the Registrar invoked an existing court interdict which prevents students from disrupting campus operations.
Police Brutality at UFH Dismissed By The University
The University also said they were aware that there are reports and images currently circulating on social media platforms with allegations of a student who has been brutally assaulted by Public Order Police (POPS) on campus.
Meanwhile, the management insisted they double-checked with both the Commander of POPS and Private Security on campus, and there are no reported cases of student injury on the Alice campus to date.
Reaction on Social Media Amid UFH Shutdown
Social media has been abuzz with #UFHShudown leading the trends. Students believe police are brutalizing them despite the University dismissing claims as false. See some of the reactions on social media.
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