kznuniversityDaily News reports that the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal wants to meet with the University of KZN’s Medical School over its quota policy, which excludes hundreds of Indian students each year.  

Party provincial chairman, Sihle Zikalala, on Wednesday said the Indian community had approached the party to complain they were being “unduly prejudiced” by the quota system which allocates 19% of the first year intake to Indian students.  “We are sensitive to the sense of grievance and must respond to that.  The exclusion of clearly deserving cases is of special concern,” Zikalala said.  He added that they were mindful that several hundred students had had to go overseas to study medicine and that many of those returning had to sit for special exams.  Lesiba Seshoka, UKZN spokesman, said the university’s medical school quota was implemented in accordance with “national imperatives”.

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