Registration Woes at DUT

Written by on 7 April, 2021

By: Zilungile Mkhize

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has suspended all on-campus support for online registration after students descended on the institution.

DUT’s Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, Alan Khan, says the suspension follows a protest by aspiring students at the varsities Steve Biko campus demanding to be registered.

Khan says this follows the circulation of a fake messages indicated to students that walk-in applications are open.

More than a thousand students crammed in the Sports Centre building yesterday, raising fears it could lead to a COVID-19 super spreader event.

Khan says they remain committed to successfully registering students who have been offered space, but this process cannot be at the expense of the safety and security of staff and other students.

Meanwhile, students say they will stage a sit-in, in this institution, until a time that their registration grievances are addressed.

Speaking to Gagasi FM News, some students say they have heard that there is still space available in this institution but no one is paying attention to their concerns.


IMAGES: DUT Students Staging a protest against registration woes. (credit: Ndumiso Sakhiseni Nxumalo)


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