In a communique on Monday evening, the university said it had taken a decision to suspend all academic activities on Tuesday.
It is alleged the pupils at the Blue Downs school were ordered to plait their “untidy” hair or face suspension for violating the school’s hair policy.
She will be taking over from Graça Machel who was first elected in 1999. Machel’s second term concludes at the end of 2019.
Lesufi vowed that other historically divisive names such as Jan Smuts will also fall.
Social media users expressed outrage at the oversight, with some wondering what other aberrations there might be in the learning material.