National 15.8.2016 04:05 pm

UKZN Maritzburg campus shuts down

Picture: Christine Vermooten

Picture: Christine Vermooten

The university’s vice-chancellor said the suspension of classes would continue on Tuesday as well.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has reportedly suspended all academic activities at their Pietermaritzburg campus on Monday after classes were disrupted by students protesting over tuition increases.

Ukzn’s vice-chancellor and principal, Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld, said in a statement the suspension of classes would continue on Tuesday as well after protests erupted overnight and early Monday morning. “The university regrets the inconvenience caused and apologises to all students whose commitments have been interrupted by the unfortunate events‚” he said.

He added the university had not deliberated on issues relating to fee increments and was awaiting a directive from the department of higher education.

“In a nutshell‚ no decision on fee increments has been made. We will endeavour to ensure the safety and security of all staff and students at all times.”

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