TUT to be open on Wednesday

2016-10-11 22:24
TUT (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Johannesburg - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) plans to carry on with lectures on Wednesday while consultations with stakeholders, including student leaders, continue.

"TUT is committed to providing high quality education to all its students and to ensure that no students are unfairly disadvantaged," a university statement said.

"In order to achieve this, continuous engagement with important stakeholders, such as senate, organised labour and the elected student leaders is vital to ensure that the university enables students to comply with the requirements prescribed by the curriculum. 

"These include that students complete the minimum number of academic hours as well as practicals and tests," TUT said.

In order to enable students to complete the academic year the programme has been extended from December 9 to December 15.

During a special executive meeting of senate on Monday a number of resolutions were decided on, including that:

- Tests will commence on Saturday October 15 (across all faculties); 
- No tests will be scheduled prior to this date;
- Tests will only be rescheduled for those students who missed tests;
- Sick tests will be scheduled per faculty.

Fees meeting scheduled

Students have been protesting around the country since September calling for free decolonised education after Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande announced part of the 2017 fee structure.

Poor students and those from families who earn less than R600 000 a year will not have fees increased. The rest are still waiting to hear what the increase will be at TUT.

The university also announced that main examinations will commence on November 14 and run until December 2 and re-examinations will be held from December 5 until December 15.

The results of the re-examinations will be published early in 2017.

A special council meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, October 20, for council to consider fees for 2017.

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