TUT examinations postponed to June
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TUT examinations postponed to June

Management of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has announced that examinations will commence in June - and not in May as originally planned.

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By Nokukhanya Mntambo

TUT management met with student representatives on Monday and decided to move the mid-year examinations because of the time that has been lost due to on-going protests at the institution.

In February, activities were disrupted by student protests, while several other universities across the country were also shut down.

The issues relate to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) and the lack of accommodation.

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Protests erupted again in March when students from the campus voiced their anger at Nsfas for not paying meal allowances to those staying at off-campus residences.

TUT Deputy Vice Chancellor, Stanley Mukhola, says management and the SRC decided to also set up a task team to try and resolve the issues around accommodation.

"This will result in students getting a meal allowance if they get a lease agreement with the landlord so that they can provide that lease to Nsfas to receive their meal allowances within 48 hours.

"On Wednesday, I've set up a meeting with this task team that will be able to provide guidance on how to go about these issues," added Mukhola. 

The task team will comprise of the TUT management and the SRC of all TUT campuses.

Stanley said the university will remain closed until further notice.

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