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nursing thumb medium90 93SowetanLive reports that an examination boycott at a Gauteng nursing college has resulted in the temporary closure of the institution by the provincial health department.  

Angry students at the Ann Latsky Nursing College in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, kicked the principal off the campus amid complaints that her administration failed to resolve their complaints.  It had previously been reported that hundreds of third-year students at the college had protested that they had to write an exam without adequate preparation despite reporting the course lecturer to management on numerous occasions.  On Monday, Gauteng Department of Health spokesperson Lesemang Matuka confirmed the closure of the institution for safety.  "Management is looking into ways and means to minimise exam disruptions.  Continuous engagement with stakeholders is ensured until resolutions are reached," she indicated.  Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union president Lerato Madumo-Gova stated:  "They [department] are failing to resolve a simple thing.  Instead, they are closing the college.  Our department lacks leadership."

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