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EFF Leader Julius Malema. Photo: Daily Sun  ~ 

Despite the fact that all 26 universities announced that they won’t allow walk-ins, the EFF has repeated its call for students to walk in.

 In a statement released by the party, the EFF also said that it will be at varsities to make sure students are helped.

 “The EFF reiterates its call that all academically deserving students must report to colleges and universities if their choice this year during registration,” it said.

 “We condemn and reject the statement by Universities South Africa which announces that there will not be walk-ins in universities.

 “They say only students who applied last year will only be considered for university entrance.”

 The party slammed the announcement as a “direct participation and collaboration in Zuma's grand-plan to mislead the public.”

 “It should now be clear that Zuma announced free education on 16 December when registration had closed.

 “Therefore, universities should be working towards giving expression to the idea by making provisions for all who did not apply because they did not have money to get a chance to apply and be considered.”

 The EFF said that all academically-deserving students must be given a chance to take advantage of the free education declaration.

 “Management in universities has always been able to amicably deal with walk-ins for as long as universities have existed.

 “Why must this provision not be made this year when the country needs it the most? It is precisely that many did not have money that they did not apply; thus, since there is a free education provision, let them be given a chance to apply and their applications considered.”

 However, Higher Education Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize has dismissed Malema’s statements as reckless.

 “Mkhize says Malema’s call is unrealistic.

 "There is no way in which a person can walk in and expect to be registered. There is no way to assume that because you have money you can just go to that particular faculty. There is always a criteria people have to meet the needs," she said in a recent interview.

 "We are enhancing communication clarifying using all channels so that people understand that announcement did not mean that we are changing what is a standard practice in any institution of higher learning be at university or TVET college," she said.


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