“Baby laptops” are not from TUT

​The Tshwane University of Technology has noted reports and tweets peddling misinformation disguised as legitimate truth on the so called “TUT baby laptops”. The University categorically dismisses the tweets as fake news, devoid of any truth. 

The university will only use service providers approved by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), who were selected after a vigorous process. In addition, TUT students are able to opt for the learning material allowance to be paid into their bank account or decide on their preferred laptop, as indicated on the “Application form to activate the DHET Bursary Learning Material Allowances 2021”.

The University encourages students and staff not to circulate such fake news, as they might cause irreversible damage to the university’s reputation.