Racism protest at varsity

Medical students staged protests against racism and marking practices at the University of KwaZulu-Natal yesterday.

Medical students staged protests against racism and marking practices at the University of KwaZulu-Natal yesterday.

The 200-strong crowd disrupted registration at the university's Nelson Mandela campus.

A memorandum handed to the university management highlighted complaints of inconsistencies in marking procedures and an administrative error that compelled students to write supplementary exams when they had in fact passed.

Some students carried banners that read: "Am I failing because I'm black?" and "End racism in the medicine dept". - Sapa

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