Earlier this month, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) shut down academic learning with immediate effect after student protests erupted on all nine campuses over meal allowance issues.

Students then marched to the office of the Department of Higher Education and Training, demanding meal allowances from National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), for students residing off-campus in particular.

At the time of writing there are no reports on whether the student demands are met or not.

According to The Citizen, the TUT management has come to a decision to resume classes on all their campuses this week, after a thorough risk assessment.

“Sufficient measures have been put in place to ensure an academically conducive environment as well as the safety of students, staff and TUT property,” said a TUT management spokesperson.

Examinations at the institution have been moved to June from May to make sure students are fully prepared.

“Management is engaging tirelessly with all relevant stakeholders to resolve the issues that have resulted in the indefinite suspension of the academic programme on 6th March,” concluded the spokesperson.

[Source – The Citizen] [Image – CC 0 Pixabay]