TUT update: 17 September 2018
Academic activities for students at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Soshanguve campuses remain suspended until further notice.
TUT Management condemns rumours and bogus emails doing the rounds that these campuses have been permanently closed.
Management reiterated that activities for students at these campuses have been suspended to allow the situation to normalise after two-week long violent protest action and damage to property. It is important to ensure that it is safe for students and staff to return to their normal activities.
The safety of the communities on these campuses is our first priority. The University continues to monitor the situation and will announce when activities will resume on its Website, www.tut.ac.za and in email communication to students on their TUT4Life emails.
In addition, there is no truth to rumours that students from Soshanguve North and South will be removed from TUT’s databases.
For updated information about the situation at the Soshanguve campuses, parents and students are advised to visit the TUT Website, www.tut.ac.za.
TUT Update: 10 September 2018
Academic activities at TUT’s Soshanguve campuses remain suspended until further notice
TUT Management this morning resolved that academic activities at the Soshanguve North and South campuses would remain suspended until further notice because of the ongoing violent protest action and damage to institutional property over the weekend.
Due to the volatility of the situation and the risk to the safety of staff and students, the University had no choice but to come to this decision, which aims to normalise the situation at the institution.
A contingency plan, including increased security, at these campuses, will be implemented to ensure the safety of the campus community once activities resume.
The Campus Rector will communicate with academic and support staff on work-related requirements.
For their own safety, all students are encouraged to vacate residences at these campuses while activities are suspended. The Campus Rector will manage the process to assist in terms of accommodation for international students, Work Integrated Learning students (WIL) and students who can provide exceptional reasons. Such students will have to register formally at the residence offices:
- Mr E Serojane, Residence Maintenance Office, North Campus.
- Mr P Baboseng, House 4, South Campus.
Management issued a stern warning to residence students not to harbour any suspended or unregistered people in their rooms.
Staff and students are once again reminded that they should display their staff and student cards visibly at all times when on campus, or to get access to campus.
Executive Deans of affected faculties will reschedule tests that were disrupted at the Pretoria Campus today.
Management emphasised that the year-end examinations will start on 12 November as scheduled and approved by Senate. More detailed information about the examinations as well as time tables are available on the TUT Core Calendar on TUT’s Website.