January 28, 2021

TUT shut down campuses due to continued protests

Management at the  Tshwane University of Technology have suspended activities at six of its campuses due to the continued protests in the institution.

TUT students forcing their way in through the security guards. Photo / BUA STUDENT NEWS
BY: Staff Reporter

Pretoria, Ga-Rankuwa, Arts, Arcadia, eMalahleni and Mbombela remain closed as the student’s demonstration continues.

Among many issues, students at the university are striking for senior students who are still blocked to register due to the outstanding fees of previous years, accommodation and unequal distributed NSFAS funds to seniors and first time entering students.

The university also obtained a court interdict on 13th February to prevent further disruptions at their campuses.

“All University activities will be suspended at the Pretoria, Ga-Rankuwa, Arts, Arcadia, eMalahleni and Mbombela campuses tomorrow, 14 February 2019. All University activities will continue as normal on the Soshanguve and Polokwane campuses “, the University reported.

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EBNewsDaily understands that the two campuses at the Soshanguve will be shut down as from the 14th of November. The leadership of the campuses has agreed to engage on a peaceful march to submit the grievances at the Pretoria main campus. The Polokwane campus remains functional.

Reports of students protest in various universities have been numerous in the country. 

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