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Protesting UCT students disrupt lectures

Lectures on University of Cape Town’s Upper Campus were disrupted by a group of protesting students earlier on Tuesday.

FILE: University of Cape Town. Pictures: Facebook/Michael Currin.

CAPE TOWN - Lectures on the University of Cape Town’s Upper Campus were disrupted by a group of protesting students earlier on Tuesday.

The group gathered at the institutions’ Memorial Hall to discuss issues regarding fee-free education.

It’s believed evacuation alarms were set off by protesters in some academic buildings.

The campus’ main library was closed following the demonstrations but was later reopened.

UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola says no decision has been reached with regard to 2018 tuition fees.

“UCT is deeply concerned that a group of protesters attempted to disrupt classes on Upper Campus following a student mass meeting. The university is committed to resolving the issues that have been raised.”

On Monday, campus Vice-Chancellor Doctor Max Price urged President Jacob Zuma to release the Fees Commission report into the feasibility of free higher education.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)