South Africa 12.2.2015 11:28 am

TUT ups security at all campuses

FILE PIC: The gates of the Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria campus were barred on 29 January 2013 as students were protesting against the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Picture: Christine Vermooten

FILE PIC: The gates of the Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria campus were barred on 29 January 2013 as students were protesting against the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Picture: Christine Vermooten

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has increased security at all its campuses following protests, it said on Thursday.

Security measures have been beefed up at Tshwane University of Technology campuses, as lectures resume amid some protest action. Students and staff were entering the Pretoria campus as normal on Thursday morning despite some incidents.

The university saw protest action at its Soshanguve campus last week forcing them to suspend academic activities.

Spokeswoman Willa De Ruyter said that the safety of staff and students was the main concern, but management was not going to allow a small group of protesting students to disrupt learning, hence a decision was taken to resume classes.

“We have increased security as well as the SAPS on our campuses ensuring no intermediation will take place. Meetings have been held with student leaders last night but we were unable to resolve some issues.” De Ruyter said negations would continue and the situation would be monitored.

 

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