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wsuniversity thumb100 City Press reports that the future of the law faculty at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) looks bleak, with the institution having failed to attract highly qualified law experts.  

Last year the university lost accreditation for its LLB law degree programme, and so with no new intakes, this year’s LLB intake will perhaps be the last.  This is due to the lack of professors and doctors of law teaching at the university’s Nelson Mandela Drive Campus in Mthatha, formerly known as University of Transkei, which offers an LLB programme.  University spokesperson Yonela Tukwayo said nothing had changed since the Council on Higher Education (CHE) withdrew accreditation for their LLB programme.  According to the president of WSU convocation, Zincedile Tiya, the CHE listed a number of reasons when withdrawing the accreditation, including issues around junior staff and the fact that the university had to employ doctors and professors of law to comply, among other factors.  The CHE had also complained about infrastructure, including lecture halls that were dilapidated and outdated.  “The university apparently tried to headhunt some professors and doctors of law to come for interviews, but the recent strike by unions disrupted the process.

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