Community members from Acornhoek and neighbouring villages say they have stood together in order to ensure that there are no protests during this year’s registration period at the Ehlanzeni FET College, Mapulaneng campus.
Over the years, it’ had become a norm that a protest would erupt during this time of the year at the college, owing to issues of registration, accommodation and financial aid.
“According to information from Management, we were advised that returning students would be given an opportunity to view results and register from the 6th, but because of the huge number, new students were therefore advised to come back today (14th January),” said Lazarus Modipane, one of the community members.
“The reason we decided to come here is because each and every year during this period there are student protests, hence we came together to prevent that from happening because our children suffer a lot, they leave for other places in search of quality education while we have a great institution around us,” Dan Chiloane, local herdman said.
It’s reported that some of those who were at the forefront of student unrests were “disciplined” by management through relevant channels.
The community leaders also advised new students to never pay any money to anyone because registration is free at the college.
New students from within Bushbuckridge were further encouraged to come through to register at the college as the leaders say about 70% of the students should be locally based.
Bushbuckridge News will observe the situation. Information and updates will be posted during the day…