CUT students start with exams

Lapeng building at CUT. Photo: Moeketsi Mogotsi

The management at the Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein (CUT), says there will be zero tolerance for any disruption on campus for the remainder of the main assessment and re-assessment period that started yesterday.

The university spokesperson, Dan Maritz, says the examinations started without any disruptions. She says police and security are on standby to maintain order.

Jordaan sats meetings are still taking place with the different stakeholders with an eye on the 2017 academic year.

“The management and students included are determined to finish with the 2016 academic year. While the examinations are underway, talks between the different stakeholders are still taking place with one eye on the 2017 academic year,” says Jordaan.

Formal lectures and scheduled tests at the CUT’s Bloemfontein and Welkom campuses were earlier suspended due to safety and security concerns as a result of the protests to demand free education.

The university’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Henk de Jager, says student protests will not be allowed during the main assessment period. He says any student who is guilty of such unacceptable behaviour will face legal and disciplinary action and will forfeit the opportunity to participate in the assessments.

-Mark Steenbok