The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) shares the pain the many South African youth are faced with in relation to accessing educational opportunities in institutions of Higher Learning.
For a majority of youth in the country, education is a lifeline between lifting our families out of the bondage of poverty or sinking deep in to a life of squalor, and at the level of youth unemployment facing our country currently, it leaves little to be desired.
We are of the view that a majority of the socio-economic ills within our society are partly due to the frustrations youth have in opening up opportunities aimed at shaping their future objectives, and the fact that education is becoming increasingly expensive side-lines children of the poor and the working class, majority being from our ranks.
POPCRU fully supports the justified student protests against fee hikes taking place across Institutions of Higher Learning.
Issued by POPCRU on 20/10/2015
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