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Varsity lets 'troublemakers' sit for exams

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Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

In an effort to avoid disruptions to examinations, the University of Limpopo management has decided to come to an agreement with expelled students.

"We have decided to give those who were expelled a chance to sit for exams.

"We have decided that we deal with their expulsions after the exams. This will give the management and the police time to investigate the students' accusations," said university spokesman Kgalema Mohuba.

The decision comes as a female student who was shot in the head, allegedly by police, during last week's protest is still fighting for her life in the intensive care unit at Polokwane Hospital.

The student was allegedly shot when she tried to escape the volatile situation.

Two other students who were also shot during the violence and sustained minor injuries were discharged after a few days at Mankweng Hospital.

When Sowetan visited the institution yesterday, some of the students were busy writing exams while others were doing last-minute revision.

The situation at the university turned ugly last week when students went on the rampage, destroying furniture and other property, and smashing windows in the institution's buildings. . The administration block and the security offices were vandalised and six university vehicles stoned.

The students were protesting against management's plans to increase registration fees for next year from R4200 to R5000 without having consulted them.

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