In a press release, Universities South Africa (USAf) has stated that it is "extremely concerned about the impact that recent and on-going student protests will have on mid-year examinations. "
This comes in light of recent student protests at multiple institutions focusing on a range of issues, including demands for more student funding and the lack of accommodation.
"As Universities SA we call on all political parties, unions, students, academics, parents and
others to act responsibly to ensure that our universities are not compromised in any way and
that mid-year examinations continue without disruption," the statement reads.
Read the full statement here.
Dr Blade Nzimande also recently delivered his budget vote speech, entitled "Advancing Higher Education and Training in the year of OR Tambo". Read the full speech here.