TUT vice-chancellor quits

By Drum Digital
03 November 2014

The vice-chancellor and principal of the Tshwane University of Technology, Prof Nthabiseng Ogude, has resigned.

The vice-chancellor and principal of the Tshwane University of Technology has resigned, the institution said on Monday. TUT's council has approved Prof Nthabiseng Ogude's request for an early termination of her contract, said the institution's spokeswoman Willa de Ruyter.

"[Her] contract will come to an end on 30 November 2014," De Ruyter said in a statement.

Ogude was appointed to her position in August 2012. Her contract would have only expired in 2017.

Ogude indicated that she wanted to pursue other career options and the institution wished her well, De Ruyter said.

"Prof Lourens van Staden, the current acting senior deputy vice-chancellor, will be the acting vice-chancellor and principal until the position is filled," said de Ruyter.

Ogude's resignation came two days after one of the institution's students was fatally stabbed at the university's Soshanguve campus.

Another student who was also stabbed remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Three TUT learners have since been arrested for the incident. They would appear in the Soshanguve Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

In September, the university shut down some of its campuses after a spate of violent protests. Eighteen vehicles belonging to the institution were set alight.

Students were protesting against the lack of funds in the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

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