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TUT students didn’t have ‘enough time’ to prepare for exams

Students embarked on a violent protest this week calling for management to postpone exams to January.

FILE: Students from the Tshwane University of Technology demonstrating in Pretoria CBD. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - While Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) final exams are set to begin on Monday, students say they have not had enough time to prepare due to the Fees Must Fall protests disruptions.

Students embarked on a violent protest this week calling for management to postpone exams to January.
Security has been intensified on both the Soshanguve north and south campuses and police continue to monitor the situation.

Student leader Thapelo Mhlongo says their campus is no longer conducive for learning and they are therefore calling for exam postponement.

“The environment is no longer conducive and the majority of students are no longer interested in writing, that is why most of them are fighting; they want to write their exams in January because they feel now it’s no longer easy for them to study.”