TUT campuses still closed

2012-08-20 12:28

Three Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) campuses were still closed today after violent student protests last week.

TUT spokesperson Willa De Ruyter said students were no longer protesting, but the Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa and Pretoria West campuses would remain closed until management decided on a suitable time to re-open them.

TUT management shut the campuses on Thursday, fearing for the safety of staff and students. The move was intended to prevent further damage to university property.

Students in the residences were instructed to leave by Friday morning.

A court order obtained by management preventing students from protesting was ignored.

The students were protesting against the allocation of the National Student Financial Aid scheme, and the condition of their residences.

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