CUT SRC to decide on the way forward on Monday

Fees Must Fall protests erupting at Central University of Free State's Bloemfontein campus. FILE PHOTO: MARK STEENBOK

While the situation at universities around the country remain tense as students continue to protest over fee increments and free education, the situation at the Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein remains quiet.

Students are set to return to campus on Monday for the start of the fourth term. All academic activities at CUT were earlier suspended at both Bloemfontein and Welkom campuses due to security concerns.

The Student Representative Council (SRC) president, Thapelo Ngozo, says they will meet with students on Monday to get a mandate from them, as there are students who want to complete their academic year.

“So far the situation at the university is quiet, students are not around. We have reports to give to the students. After that we can decide on a way forward, because it is very important to listen to them.

“Mind you, the very same people that are concerned about situation must still graduate, so there are a lot of dynamics involved in this matter, it is very important to listen to every party involved,” says Ngozo.

Earlier 23 students from CUT were arrested during a protest. They have since been released with a warning.

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-Mark Steenbok