The Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle addressed a packed sports complex of the University of Fort Hare on Wednesday amid crisis of meal allowances. This after both the Premier and the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa made a promise a month ago to work together to find a solution to the meals crises and other NSFAS related problems. The provincial and national government made this commitment during the freedom chapter forum held in Alice.
As part of its internationalisation programme, the Faculty of Education welcomed a group of 14 students, specialising in ECD and Social Work, and two academics from Wheelock College, Boston, USA on Tuesday, 19 May 2015. The group was welcomed by the Dean of Education, Professor George Moyo and Deputy Dean, Professor Adele Moodly, with the programme facilitated by the Head of the School of General and Continuing Education- East London Campus, Dr Greta Galloway.
Thirty-three (33) students obtained their Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting at UFH in 2014. Twenty-nine (29) of these passed the South African Instituted of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC) examination written in January this year. This is an 88% pass rate which is above the national average of 82% for candidates attempting this exam for the first time. In 2014 UFH had twenty-five (25) candidates writing the ITC with a pass rate of 77%. This increase of over 30% in the number of candidates is very positive for UFH - the size of our class is growing whilst maintaining very high standards as seen in the increased pass rate.
Following a spate of attacks of foreign nationals in the country, especially in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, that claimed no less than five lives, the University of Fort Hare joined the rest of the world in condemning such inhumane acts when both students and workers held peaceful pickets on all its campuses (Alice, Bhisho, East London) on April 22nd. In East London, a throng of anti-xenophobia people marched through Church Street from the University’s main building to the Mariam Makeba centre, where the Vice Chancellor, Dr Mvuyo Tom, expressed the official position of the university.