Unisa shutdown averted

UNISA officials and the SRC have agreed to call off the shutdown. This follows an intervention from the Higher Education Department. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The University of South Africa (Unisa) and the SRC have agreed to call off the shutdown.

This follows an intervention from the Higher Education Department.

READ: Unisa SRC says planned shutdown to go ahead

"The University of South Africa (Unisa) and its Student Representative Council (SRC) concluded and signed an agreement today (Saturday, 12 January 2019); that will see the student strike called off with immediate effect and normal operations of the university resuming by Monday, 14 January 2019," Unisa said in a statement.

On Friday, student leaders vowed not to go back to class until their demands are seriously addressed.