Strike-hit TUT to resume classes

2014-09-15 08:39

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Classes at the strike-hit Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria are scheduled to resume on Wednesday.

“Lectures at all TUT campuses based in Tshwane will resume on Wednesday,” university spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said today.

“The university is aware of the concerns of the majority of our students about the disruption to studies caused by the protest action at our campuses in Ga-Rankuwa and Pretoria.”

Student protests over a lack of funds in the National Student Financial Aid Scheme led to the closure of the institution. Last week the student representative council said the strike would continue until they decided to end it.

De Ruyter said the university had taken the decision to re-open to ensure that the academic programme resumed as quickly as possible to enable students to successfully complete the academic year.

Yesterday, the student representative council accused the university of “communicating wrong messages” to the community and therefore “aggravating the problems” facing students.

The student council was not immediately reachable for comment this morning.

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