The DA Students Organisation at NMMU has launched a petition for students who walk long distances to and from NMMU campus and classes, and who demand a full and reliable shuttle services on campus. The current services are compromising the academic success of students, and an urgent allocation of funding by the University is required to solve this problem.
NMMU holds over R186 million in investments. Some of this money would go a long way to get students an acceptable transport service.
Uitenhage students wake up at 4am in order to catch the shuttle service which is usually overloaded, leaving some students no choice other than staying away from class for the day. Some buses never arrive at all, and if they do, they are often late, causing students to be late for classes.
Students experience irregular, inefficient, overcrowded and delayed shuttle services. DASO calls on NMMU Management to inject funding into sustainable student transportation to alleviate the problems experienced by students – students who want to go to class, but are being held back by inefficient and insufficient shuttle services.
Last week DASO handed over a memorandum to shuttle service providers containing the grievances raised by students and will march next week to the Vice Chancellor’s office to demand an urgent Council meeting to inject funds into the service.
The DA believes in an open academic environment in which all students have the opportunity to exceed academically. We invite students to join the movement for better student services at tertiary institutions by signing our petition for better transportation.
Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance Youth
Source : Democratic Alliance