‘#FMF was a wake up call’

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Fees Must Fall was a wake-up call for universities. This is according to Acting Vice-Chancellor at Central University of Technology, Henk de Jager.

De Jager says tertiary institutions have a responsibility to serve the students’ best interest, especially those who cannot afford to cope with high fees.

He says many universities have been taking their students for granted without really taking into consideration a lot of factors when it comes to their well-being.

De Jager adds that the university has a number of areas to focus on in terms of driving its transformation process.

He believes that the healthy relationship between management and other university stakeholders can continue by having constructive engagements with honest focus and no hidden agendas.

De Jager has officially been announced as the CUT Vice-Chancellor and Principal and will take to office starting from 1 June 2017.

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News