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University Exams Postponed After Disruptive Protests

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Mid-year university examinations have been halted due to protests at the Umlazi Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) campus. The university’s executive held a meeting to come up with solutions.

Students at the Mangosuthu University of Technology were scheduled to write their mid-year examinations in the early hours of 24 June 2022.

However, there were reports that exams were disrupted by protests. The university has confirmed that vehicles, buildings, and other infrastructure had been torched at this university’s campus.

According to eThekwini Metro Police spokesperson, Boysie Zungu, the fire department contained the fire and the scene was cleared.

This was followed by an emergency meeting by the MUT Executive Management Committee (EMC) to discuss the unfortunate events that had taken place at this campus.

In a statement, the university’s Department of Marketing and Communications said:

Classes and examinations scheduled for 24 June 2022, are still on hold.  

In the meantime, support staff members (especially the cleaning staff) are to report to the university’s campus to do the clean-up and get the campus ready.

It has been reported that the EMC will hold another meeting to discuss a way forward, regarding when will classes and examinations start.

The university’s Protection Services have increased security to safeguard the campus, its employees, and its students.

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