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CT students worried about exams following protest

The protest was the latest in a series of protests on Cape campuses in recent months, some of which have turned violent.

An accounting student stands in disbelief after protesting students disrupt her final year accounting exam. Photo: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Two University of Cape Town (UCT) students arrested during a fees protest on Wednesday will be appearing in court soon.

They were part of a group that gathered outside Parliament during the medium budget policy statement.

The day started with hundreds of students protesting at UCT’s main campus and later moved to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Mowbray campus.

The students want assurances that their fees will not be increased and want a report by the fees commission appointed by President Jacob Zuma to be made public.

The protest was the latest in a series of protests on Cape campuses in recent months, some of which have turned violent.

A student who is living at CPUT Mowbray Residence is worried about her final examinations.

“The moment when we get here, it’s not like everything is under control because we have to evacuate the premises, and it’s been going on this whole term now.”

The president is yet to announce when he will release the fees commission.