DUT suspends academic programme amid safety fears

2016-10-03 16:07

(Kaveel Singh)

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Durban - Disruptions on its Durban and Pietermaritzburg campuses on Monday have prompted the Durban University of Technology (DUT) to suspend its academic programme.

This was after a mass meeting on the Steve Biko campus in Durban at which student leaders told those unwilling to participate in protests for free education to "go home".

According to a statement issued by DUT's Professor Theo Andrew, all lectures and tests have been halted.

"Despite commencing with the academic programme earlier this morning, protesters disrupted classes and prevented lectures from taking place. We also had disturbances in the library," he said.

"In Pietermaritzburg a group of protesters were involved in action outside the Indumiso campus."

He added that the situation compromised the safety of students and staff.

"We realise that this stop-start scenario is not ideal. We are also well aware that the exam season is around the corner. I did meet with our SRC this morning and we have made progress with regard to their concerns. We will issue another update this evening," he said.

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