Walter Sisulu University management has claimed poverty as a reason for not attending to student complaints and demands for improved conditions in the university’s residences.
The South African Communist Party in East London took to the streets to demand accountable allocation of houses in Duncan Village and the need for the City to prioritize service delivery in the area.
Accommodation problems at some institutions of higher learning in Eastern Cape have affected learning and teaching.
Teaching and learning has been badly affected by the lack of accommodation at the East London campus of Fort Hare University, while living conditions for students at the main campus in Alice are just as bad.
Lack of resources especially for science remains one of the biggest challenges in providing quality education in township and rural schools in the Eastern Cape and throughout the country.
The Eastern Cape fared poorly in the 2017 matric results and the lack of especially mathematics teachers is cited as one of the reasons. Only 42% of the province’s pupils who wrote pure maths passed the subject.
The Portfolio on Committee on Higher Education and Training visited four institutions of higher learning this week to assess their readiness for 2018 academic year.
It was a colourful and well-deserved early Christmas present for an East London boxing gym over the weekend when they were given boxing equipment by Communications Deputy Minister Thandi Mahambehlala.
Four years on, after the project to build houses started at Unit P township in Mdantsane, residents still label the RDP housing development as a “project of corruption”.
For twenty six years Nonkululeko Maneli has dedicated her life to taking care of orphans. She started running the Ekuphumleni Masincedane Centre from a shack in Duncan Village in 1991, sustaining her project with handouts.