TUT classes to resume after days of protests

2015-02-21 12:03

After several days of protests, lectures were expected to resume at all Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) campuses on Monday.

A formal agreement into ensuring an academically conducive environment was expected to be signed between TUT’s management and the Student Representative Council (SRC) next week, the institution’s spokesperson Will de Ruyter said.

“The university regrets the recent closure of its campuses, which came about after student protest action that forms part of a national drive for fee-free university education,” she said.

Protests started at the university’s Soshanguve campuses and later spread to the Ga-Rankuwa, eMalahleni and Pretoria campuses.

The protests were primarily about student funding.

De Ruyter said management and the SRC would continue with talks to address students concerns but in the interim students should attend lectures.

From Monday, only registered students would be allowed onto TUT campuses.

“Therefore, students need to ensure that they have their student cards or proof of registration and ID document with them at all times,” said De Ruyter.

“Those students who still have to register must present their admission letters and ID document at the gate.” The deadline for registration had been extended to March 3.

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