TUT set to resume academic activities on Monday

TUT set to resume academic activities on Monday

The Tshwane University of Technology has announced that academic and administrative activities will return to normal on Monday.

TUT set to resume academic activities on Monday
Facebook: SDS - Emalahleni, Tshwane University of Technology

This comes after students at the institution were protesting over the new direct payment system that had been implemented by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

On Tuesday, the university suspended activities for Wednesday and Thursday, requesting staff at all campuses to work remotely.

This as the protest affected the Pretoria main campus, as well as the Garankuwa and Soshanguve campuses.

The university said while it had no power to change the decisions of NSFAS, management would consider the issues raised by students which are within its powers.

The new direct payment system of the national financial aid scheme, known as eZaga, had students hot under the collar during the past week and led to protests and closure of numerous campuses.

TUT spokesperson Phaphama Tshisikhawe says engagements with students are ongoing.

"All stakeholders have agreed that as engagements continue, the academic program of the university must be restored without any further delay. We urge all our NSFAS funded students to follow the direct payment on boarding instructions as sent to them by NSFAS or its appointed partner.

"We also have our financial aid offices ready to assist our students at all our campuses in case they experience any challenges."


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