TUT students protest over lack of accommodation
PRETORIA - A group of students from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) marched to the Soshanguve campus on Thursday, protesting over a lack of accommodation.
Student leader Katlego Makyobola said the Shoshanguve camps has about 16,000 students, but there is only accommodation for 4,000.
He indicated the safety of students were at stake.
TUTSoshanguveNorth Makyobola says 2 students were murdered last year while on their way from school going home, another, hijacked and raped— malungelo booi (@malungelob) February 8, 2018
The campus was also shut down last week after students complained about new bus schedules, arguing they were late for their classes as a result.
Students are expected to meet with TUT management to discuss their concerns.
TUT spokesperson Willa de Ruyter said the institution cannot assist all students with accommodation.
“Because of the accommodation that’s available on our campuses, we can accommodate about 28 percent of students... Two years ago we started with this process of approved residences for students…they need to meet the requirement by the Department of Higher Education and also by the institution.”