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The strike will continue- SRC secretary-general

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The Tshwane University of Technology’s Pretoria and Ga-rankuwa main campuses remain closed due the student protest. This protest follows that of the Vaal University of Technology, Durban University of Technology, Walter Sisulu University and University of Limpopo (Medunsa).

In an interview this morning with we chat the, Secretary-General of the Central Student Representative Council, Sydney Tivana, said students will continue with the protest until the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande heeds to their call.

According to Tivana the students are adamant and worried about the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, not paying for their tuition fees.

He further said this indeed has been a frustrating time for the students and that they have been knocking at management doors for far too long.

Meanwhile, TUT spokesperson Willa de Ruyter, has also confirmed that activities remain suspended at the Ga-rankuwa and Pretoria main campuses due to the students protest. Willa said the Executive Management Committee will be engaging with the student leaders to reach a common understanding. She in response to the SRC secretary-general’s remarks “of continuing with the strike” said that she strongly advises students, to remember that they have a test week and they are delaying their own academic calendar.

However the Pretoria Ga-rankuwa Campuses remains quiet and closed with heavy security bouncers on site.

By Mokete Radebe