Private security to ensure Maties exams are completed

2016-11-03 17:42
Stellenbosch University Ou Hoofgebou building. (Stellenbosch University)

Stellenbosch University Ou Hoofgebou building. (Stellenbosch University)

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Cape Town - Private security will remain on the Stellenbosch University campus to ensure that exams are completed.

Spokesperson Martin Viljoen said no further incidents were reported following the protest action on Wednesday, where students attempted to disrupt an exam taking place at the education faculty.

The group - from the University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Stellenbosch University - were outnumbered by public order police and private security when they attempted to shut the institution down.

"Nobody is going to write exams until we have free education!" protest leaders told police.

READ: Protesters attempt Stellies exam disruption

The students travelled by train in an attempt to bring Maties to a standstill, but dispersed by late afternoon after singing outside the exam venue.

Viljoen said university management was committed to completing the academic year.

"In a recent survey, more than 93% [of students took part]… and indicated that they support the university’s initiatives to continue with the academic programme,” he said.

On Wednesday, a small number of students scheduled to write exams in the education building were unable to access it before the lockdown.

"The university's contingency plans and security measures will remain in place for the duration of the exams," Viljoen confirmed.


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