Classes suspended at DUT

2011-07-21 12:42

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has suspended all its academic programmes following the disruption of classes by protesting students.

“We have suspended the academic programme following the student protests,” said university spokesperson Alan Khan.

The decision was taken after non-striking students and staff were intimidated, classes disrupted at Steve Biko and ML Sultan campuses today.

“We have taken the decision, in the interests of safety and security,” he said.

The students are demanding that the institution provide branded condoms and sanitary towels to each student room but the university says this will be costly and unsustainable.

Students were also demanding financial aid for Bachelor of Technology students.

According to DUT vice chancellor, Professor Ahmed Bawa, government does not provide funding for B.Tech studies except in the cases of education and nursing.

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