Last week, Students at Solusi University boycotted lectures in protest after the institution introduced a $90 development levy without their knowledge.
On Thursday students demanded an audience with the university’s management led by its Vice Chancellor Professor Joel Musvosvi who instead of addressing them, allegedly called the anti-riot police who came and dispersed the protesting students. In a statement, Prof Musvosvi confirmed that the university increased its fees by $90 but said this was the university council’s decision. He also said that the increase was posted on the university’s website. Said Musvosvi:
The fee structure for 2017 was placed on the University website but there was no written communication sent to the students. Thus when students saw the charge on their statements of accounts there was surprise and consternation. As a result we held a meeting in the Cafeteria with the whole student body in which attempts were made to answer questions. It was stated that the fee structure is a creation of Council and cannot be changed by administration.