Classes resume at DUT

By Drum Digital
06 February 2013

Lectures at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) resumed on Wednesday with no reports of disruptions, a spokesman said.

"So far it's all quiet. Classes have resumed," DUT spokesman Alan Khan said.

Lectures were suspended at the institution's seven campuses on Tuesday. Students had protested about a lack of financial aid and insufficient accommodation.

Khan said on Tuesday the DUT had approached the National Student Financial Aid Scheme for additional funding for those students who had not received assistance.

He said the DUT provided accommodation for 4700 students, but there was a shortfall of between 500 and 600 beds.

The institution had 24,500 enrolled students of which 12,500 were receiving financial aid. Khan said there were 70,000 applications for the 6600 places available this year.

Student Representative Council chairman Ayanda Ngidi could not be reached for comment.

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