An interdict prohibiting Nzimande from putting the institution under administration was issued by the High Court in Pretoria on Friday.
A day after Nzimande gave notice of his intention to put Unisa under administration due to governance concerns at the nation’s oldest university, the order was issued.
Additionally, it is dealing with allegations of tender fraud and poor management.
The institution should be put under administration, according to an independent report that the Department of Higher Education commissioned.
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The university claimed in a statement that it has consistently maintained that the report’s recommendations were incorrect and fundamentally flawed.
” The university has decided to disregard the legal review report.” The university believes it is premature for the minister to carry out the independent assessor’s recommendations until the university is properly heard in a legal review or in court of law, according to Unisa on Friday.
The institution of an administration, according to Unisa, is unnecessary and could only be detrimental to the university. Unisa wants to reassure the public that the university’s financial situation and academic program are both in good shape.
The Institutional Audit Report from the Council on Higher Education, which was released in May, stated that Unisa’s academic program and quality control systems were largely intact and operated in accordance with industry standards.