TUT update: 8 October 2018

Academic activities at the TUT Soshanguve North and South Campuses resumed today, 8 October 2018. The situation at both campuses is calm, with large numbers of students reporting for class this morning.  Activities at all TUT’s other campuses also resumed smoothly after the October recess period.​
Safety is TUT’s first priority, and the University would like to thank students for complying with the security arrangements and the request to provide a student card, ID document and proof of 2018 registration to access campus. The vetting process has been proceeding smoothly throughout the morning. 

Prof Stanley Mukhola, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching, Learning and Technology, emphasised the limited time left to complete the 2018 academic programme, stressing that TUT will not allow any disruption of activities. The Court Interdict​ obtained on 7 September 2018 remains in place and will be enforced.

Catch-up programmes and the rescheduling of tests are faculty based. The Faculties at the Soshanguve Campuses will provide detailed information on these to affected students.

Year-end examinations for students at all TUT campuses, except the Soshanguve North and South campuses, will commence on 12 November 2018. 

The proposed starting date of 3 December 2018 for examinations at the Soshanguve Campuses will be tabled for approval at SENEX, the Executive of Senate, before the end of October 2018. More information on year-end exams and supplementary exams for Soshanguve students will be communicated with them once SENEX has approved these dates.

Timetables for the year-end examinations will be published on TUT’s Website www.tut.ac.za under Examination Time Tables. 

Open communication lines between the University and legitimate student leaders are vital to ensure the smooth running of University business. For this reason, a proposal to appoint of a transitional Student Representative Council is currently under consideration and will be finalised in the next 48 hours. 

Prof Mukhola once again reminded students that, in addition to the ongoing engagement between Management and student leaders,  all official University communication and management decision on student issues, are published on TUT’s Website, www.tut.ac.za.