CPUT students instructed to vacate residences

2015-11-16 18:10
CPUT student being arrested by police. Picture: Lulama Zenzi

CPUT student being arrested by police. Picture: Lulama Zenzi

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - Students have been instructed to vacate the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) residences, the institution said.

This after weeks of violent student protests.

In a communique sent to students by Vice Chancellor Dr Prins Nevhutalu, students have until 16:00 on Wednesday to move out if immediate plans could not be arranged.

“For the past few weeks CPUT has been held hostage by a group of students who are determined to make the university ungovernable. The academic activities have been disrupted and the destruction of university property has continued unabated,” he said.

“Consequently management of the university met [on Monday] morning and decided on [a] course of action to protect students who wish to continue with their academic programme and are being intimidated and to protect university property.”

In addition to vacating the residences, Nevhutalu said the assessment for non-exit level courses will remain suspended until January 11.

“Students will be notified of all logistical arrangements in due course,” he said.

Faculties will inform individual students on alternative assessment processes, while those writing exit level subjects would be notified by November 20 of revised examination dates.

“We regret the trauma that has been suffered by both our students and staff during this period,” Nevhutalu said.

On Sunday, the university posted on its website that all activities have been suspended as a result of protest action over the weekend.

The university had obtained an interim court order over the weekend “to protect staff, students and infrastructure”.

Read more on:    cput  |  cape town  |  university fees  |  protests

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.