TUT update: 24 March 2019

24 March 2018

New academic calendar and plan to be published on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Activities at all the Tshwane University of Technology’s campuses will resume on 25 March 2019. The University is committed to ensure that the 2019 academic year may be completed successfully. 

A comprehensive academic calendar and plan will be implemented. Faculties will communicate the specifics of their plans as well as tests and other assessment measures to compensate for time lost with their students. The aim is to ensure students are not disadvantaged.

It is important that students and other stakeholders should please visit www.tut.ac.za from 27 March 2019, for updates and detailed information on the recovery plans.

To ensure the quality of teaching and learning and that our students are prepared, semester examinations will be moved from May to June 2019. This will provide enough time for students to prepare and complete the prescribed number of teaching and learning hours.  

The following important new schedules should please be noted

  • Predicate Day will be on 27 May 2019
  • Examinations for all students will commence from 3 to 21 June 2019
  • Supplementary examinations will take place from 8 to 19 July 2019
  • Special and exit examinations will take place on 28 and 29 March as well as 1 to 3 April 2019. 

TUT will make full use of the time at our disposal until the end of the first semester, therefore, students are urged to report for lectures on time and work hard to ensure their own academic success. 

Sufficient measures are also in place to ensure an academically conducive environment as well as the safety of students, staff and TUT property.

One of the consequences of the recent disruptions is that students who are set to write exit and special exams at the end of March and the beginning of April will only be able to graduate during the Spring Graduations, instead of the Autumn Graduations.

Engagement with student leaders and other relevant stakeholders continues to remedy issues that might contribute to the current situation, including the ongoing accreditation of student accommodation, to the extent that an additional 6 500 beds have been approved in the past month. The University encourages students to continue submitting signed lease agreement forms to all Financial Aid Offices. 

Management will put all necessary measures in place to mitigate and minimise possible renewed protest action.

B.Ed. students (levels 1, 2, 3 & 4) from the School of Education should also report for lectures on 25 March 2019 - they would not be on teaching practice after recess. 

Management would like to thank the entire TUT community as well as the parents and guardians of students for your patience. 

Management will also address the current load shedding and put plans in place to mitigate the impact of such on campuses.

For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Willa de Ruyter, Corporate Affairs and Marketing.
Tel: +27 12 382 5352   Email: deruyterw@tut.ac.za