January 20, 2021

TUT Soshanguve Campuses Remains Closed As Exam Looms

By Staff Reporter

Students at the Tshwane University of Technology in the Soshanguve campuses remains unsure of when will classes resume as the exam nears. 

The university management has since suspended classes due to the violet unrest at the institution. 

Violence that led to the death of one student erupted a month ago when the police allegedly shot life ammunition at the scene. This was during the student’s election that was also disrupted by students due to the alleged vote rigging by the external company that was responsible for the voting process.The university and the police have since been investigating the incident.

Students leaders disrupted classes in the two campuses for almost three weeks saying they demand justice for the student who passed on and also for the elections to be rerun . A couple of building were burned and other properties were vandalised during the protest. 

In response to the situation, management suspended classes in the two campuses whilst looking for the solution. Students were also evacuated from the institution residences. 

While exams are normally scheduled in early November annually at the TUT, it still to unveil how the institution will come with a resolution to cover up for the time lost in the two campuses. 

TUT announced on the 18th September that “The development of an academic catch-up plan is underway to ensure that students studying at the Soshanguve Campuses have many opportunities and support to learn and prepare for the final exams.” and that the two campuses remain suspended until further notice.

Other campuses of the university remains operational during the process.

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