Meal per exam organisers; SRC members and delegation of the Student Counselling and Support department
The members of the SRC have embarked on their meal-per-exam project. This project is usually done during the mid-year and end- of-the-year exams, but it was felt that students needed them now too.
The aim of this initiative is to ensure that students do not write their exams on an empty stomach as it is well known that hunger makes it almost impossible to concentrate. There is also not much time to prepare a proper meal as students use that time to study.
Wandile Maluleke, SRC President, said: “This programme is funded by the budget allocated for the SRC each year, I am happy to see appreciation from students who receive these meals as some are still struggling with getting their allowances.”
Tumelo Metsing, VUT Social Worker added: “Most students who benefit from this programme are those who come from indigent vulnerable backgrounds. One of the benefiting students said he is very happy about what the SRC is doing for the students and he wishes that the majority of students can benefit from this. A challenge that we face is chaos caused by students who feel it is unfair for them not to get meals when they are also not writing exams.”