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Walter Sisulu University parts ways with suspended Mthatha Rector

Jan 7, 2019
Walter Sisulu University parts ways with suspended Mthatha Rector

The Walter Sisulu University on Monday announced that it had reached an agreement with the suspended Rector of its Mthatha Campus which saw him leaving the institution.

"The Mthatha Campus Community is hereby informed that the university and Prof Jay MM Jadezweni recahed an amicable confidential agreement in terms of which Prof Jadezweni would leave the university's employ," Walter Sisulu University Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Prof Rob Midgley, announced.

It said that the agreement came into effect on the 31st of December 2018.

"The position of Campus Rector Mthatha Campus will be advertised as soon as possible.

"In the meantime, the three-member Mthatha Rectorate team consisting of Dr P Jaca, Prof T Chisanga and Dr L Ntonzima will continue to manage and oversee the affairs and operations on campus."

Prof  Jay MM Jadezweni placed on suspension

Professor Jadezweni was placed on precautionary suspension in October last year pernding investigations and disciplinary processes.

Prof Midgley did not reveal at the time why Prof Jadezweni had been suspended in his letter to campus staff and students.

“The Mthatha community is hereby informed that Prof Jay MM Jadezweni, Mthatha campus rector, has been placed on precautionary suspension with immediate effect from October 11 2018.”

Walter Sisulu University won't accept walk-ins 

Meanwhile, the Walter Sisulu University said that it will not accept walk-in students in 2019.

"There are no vacancies in any of our academic programmes however if the situation changes, the public will be notified at the end of January," the university said.

"Vacancies do become available when potential students have been accepted at two universities and they decide to go to another university.

"The University also encourages matriculants to register on the Department of Higher Education and Training's Central Application Clearing House at www.cach.dhet.gov.za, which keeps a record of all vacancies across the country."

It said that CACH is an online service offered to matriculants who qualify for university entrance but have not been offered a place.

Image: Walter Sisulu University Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Prof Rob Midgley.

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