A clash between protesters and UFS financial head security member erupted during a students’ strike at the University of the Free State (UFS) that had started this week.
The university officials released a statement in which they strongly condemned the behaviour of students as well as undue violent interference of the academic learning process. Those implicated are going to be dealt with according to the university disciplinary processes and criminal law.
The learning process has been disrupted since Tuesday morning according to UFS spokesperson Lacea Loader.
The protest was allegedly initiated and called for by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EEF) Student Command who complained of a breach in a process of provision of educational allowances in frames of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
“The demands raised at the mass meeting and during ensuing negotiations with students relate to the immediate payment of NSFAS allowances by the university,” Loader stated.
She averred that the May 2019 allowances had already been paid though.