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19/10/2016

The last two days at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) have been more difficult than anticipated. This follows the institution’s decision to resume the academic programme this week.

Notwithstanding, a number of lectures have taken place along with other forms of learning, and the University remains open.

Additionally, engagement between academic lecturers and students has increased and the academic and operational recovery plans have been enhanced. The University is also currently exploring the expansion of teaching and learning through various supplementing delivery modes.

The University wishes to emphasise that its residences remain safe spaces, and that additional support services are to be provided. 

NMMU appreciates the generosity, commitment and understanding of staff, students and the wider University community during this period.

It further acknowledges that the interruptions experienced over the past two days have been challenging and everything will be done to improve security. 

The University remains resolute in keeping its campuses open to save the 2016 academic year as the alternative of shutting down is far too dire to contemplate for all of us.

Staff and students are reminded that NMMU is not alone in facing its present challenges, as the higher education sector is experiencing tumultuous times.   

We are saddened that following today’s disruptions, 31 of our students have been arrested.

Communication & Stakeholder Liaison 

Contact information
Mrs Debbie Derry
Deputy Director: Communication
Tel: 041 504 3057
debbie.derry@mandela.ac.za