UCT considers alternative ways to complete the academic year

Varsity management has announced all of tomorrow’s classes have been suspended.

FILE: UCT Fees2017 protesters march to Jameson Hall. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town (UCT) is considering alternative interventions to facilitate completing this academic year.

Varsity management has announced all of tomorrow's classes have been suspended.

Talks between students and stakeholders are continuing towards finding interim solutions to tertiary funding issues.

UCT management says it's committed to ensuring the current academic year doesn't spill over into next year.

Fees Must Fall related protest action has forced the suspension of lectures and tutorials.

But management adds it's looking at ways for teaching to continue and enable tests to be written.

UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola, says an announcement will be made soon.

"There are a number of considerations that are forming part of the ongoing discussions with regards to seeing what options are available to enable the successful conclusion of the 2016 academic year."

In a bid to reduce tensions on the university, management has withdrawn the deployment of private security.