UCT to remain closed for the rest of the week

The University of Cape Town has decided to suspend academic activity for the entire week.

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

CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town (UCT) has decided to suspend academic activity for the entire week.

Management says engagement with stakeholders is continuing.

The institution also says it's planning to ensure the academic year is advanced successfully.

UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola says, "The university's executive and the senior leadership group have made the decision to extend the suspension of classes and the closure of all university campuses up to and including 14 October."

Key and critical services will be provided on Thursday and Friday, for instance services to students in residences, which remain open.

Staff and their direct line managers are to agree on final arrangements within departments and sections.

Other examples of critical services to be provided include Vula, the Student Wellness Service, the Disability Service, the Refugee Rights Unit, services in the Masingene Building, student financial aid services, student treasury services, the Campus Protection Services and critical services in the Bremner building.