Rorisang Kgosana
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8 Nov 2016
3:16 pm

TUT Soshanguve cancels face-to-face classes

Rorisang Kgosana

Willa de Ruyter said the institution aimed at creating an environment that would allow all students to write their exams this year.

FILE PICTURE: Students of various institutions and organisations during a protest. Picture: Christine Vermooten

Tshwane University of Techonology’s Soshanguve students will now be lectured online as disruptions are continuing at both north and south campuses.

Despite an undertaking by students to return to class, the university has decided to cancel all face-to-face classes and tests for students with immediate effect.

Spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said the institution aimed at creating an environment that would allow all students to write their exams this year, which commence on November 21.

“Residences will remain open, however, those students who wish to return home to prepare for the exams may do so. This decision will not affect the quality of teaching and learning at the Faculties of Humanities and ICT,” she said.

Last month, after nearly six weeks of Fees Must Fall disruptions, TUT announced that no student would experience any fee adjustment next year and it would “absorb” the remaining fee-adjustment of self-funded students.

The university and the Institutional SRC signed a memorandum of agreement, also agreeing that all financially needy and academically deserving students would not be excluded because of historical debt.

“Any student or individual found to be disrupting the academic project will be dealt with in terms of the court interdict, the law and internal disciplinary processes. The university views disruptions and destruction of property in a serious light and a number of individuals have already been suspended and arrested during the past two weeks,” De Ruyter said on Tuesday.

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