Draft pledge on access to higher education
- Wits University
[READ] Draft pledge that Wits University would have made at the General Assembly (postponed) today.
A congregation of the General Assembly at Wits University is called when the University community beforehand has reached consensus on a particular issue; in this case, the crisis in higher education.
Through a mediation process that took place this week consensus was reached with all University constituencies including Council, Senate, Convocation, labour and staff, but not with the protesting students. This has led to the postponement of today’s General Assembly.
At the General Assembly the University announces its pledge in the form of a declaration that is read out by the Chancellor.