TUT lectures still suspended

TUT students took part in a protest calling for better education on 16 August 2012. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN

PRETORIA - Classes on Monday were still suspended at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)’s campuses in Pretoria, Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa following a week of student protests.

The institution stopped lectures last week after students embarked on a protest. 

They claimed that the National Student Fund Aid Scheme failed to pay tuition fees for 30 percent of its students.

TUT management sent out letters to students on Thursday requesting that they evacuate the building.

The institution's spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said the decision to resume studies has not been taken.

“All other activities at TUT are going on as usual.”

Last week, the Higher Education Ministry said it will be working at resolving the dispute between TUT and its Student Representative Council (SRC). 

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)