Agreement on fees at DUT

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) and its student representative council (SRC) reached an agreement on outstanding student fees at a meeting on Monday.

University spokesperson Nomondi Mbadi said the SRC had committed itself to ending student protests as an agreement in terms of outstanding student debt had been reached.

Mbadi added that during the six-hour meeting on Monday, students had been protesting outside the offices and that there had been reports of lectures being disrupted.

DUT was closed last Monday after about 300 students clashed with police and campus security personnel in running battles on the institution’s Steve Biko campus in Durban. Students also protested at the Indumiso campus in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg.

The SRC and management had been at loggerheads for the past two weeks over how to deal with the rising student debt.

SRC spokesperson Mtunzi Gumede was not immediately available for comment.—Sapa

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