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TUT extends shut down until Wednesday

The institution closed its doors two weeks ago due to the ongoing Fee Must Fall protests.

FILE: Students were allowed to collect their possessions at the Tshwane University of Technology after management suspended all academic activities amid protests. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has extended its shut down at all its campuses until Wednesday.

The institution closed its doors two weeks ago due to the ongoing Fee Must Fall protests.

TUT says it's first priority is to ensure a conducive academic environment on their campuses before it can open its doors to students.

University spokesperson Willa De Ruyter says they will use the two days to engage with student leadership and hopefully agree on resuming academic activities this week.

"There's been ongoing engagements with the elected leaders and we also received various memorandums from student organisations and based on them we've decided to extend the recess period."

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