Lectures resume at DUT

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has not experienced any disruptions to the academic programme today, Senior Director of Corporate Affairs at the university, Alan Khan, said.

Khan said lectures at the university resumed on Wednesday, despite attempted disruptions of classes by a group of about 30 students at the ML Sultan campus. The academic programme has resumed at the Durban and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

The disruptions on Wednesday led to the arrest of six students.

Disruptions at the university began a week ago over fees and accommodation facilities.

On Tuesday night, the university suffered minor arson attacks but the campus protection team acted quickly and the incidents were brought under control before they could cause major damage to the university.

Clearly, there is still a small element on campus that wants to compromise the education of our students and to disrupt the academic programme. We must remain strong in the face of this criminal behaviour and we cannot allow a small group of arsonists to intimidate the entire University community, Khan said.

Source: South African Government News Agency