A volunteer campaign to support Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) students in completing their academic year – Support4NMMU – is being launched today.
A massive effort from the extended NMMU community will be needed to help almost 27 000 students complete their studies to graduate or progress to the following year, if the present disruptions on some of the university’s six campuses continues.
After a four-week of shutdown, followed by a week of serious interruptions as the University endeavoured to get its academic programme back on track as a result of the ongoing national FeesMustFall protests, time is seriously against NMMU in completing the 2016 academic year before the year is out.
However, with the support of staff, parents, business, industry, civic society and concerned individuals, the University believes it can still meet its commitments.
Galvanising the goodwill
NMMU is hoping it can galvanise the goodwill of the metro and those living in George, where NMMU also has a campus, to make this happen.
And so the University launched its #Support4NMMU campaign online on the http://fmf.nmmu.ac.za website today to establish what the citizens of the metro and George are willing to share.
Concerned citizens and businesses can offer to assist with everything from providing toiletries through to accommodation and venues.
Building a database
Building this database will proceed even as the mediation process ordered by the High Court and engagement with the FeesMustFall student leadership continues, as the University develops different