The EFF student command declared a shutdown of Tshwane University of Technology campuses on Monday.
EFF Student command chairperson Kingsley Baloyi said the party called on all students to join their revolutionary struggle. “All doors and gates of TUT shall be closed now and remain closed until management listens,” he said.
The students are protesting over NSFAS funding, fees and student accommodation, among other issues. Baloyi said they were continuously advocating for social transformation of institutions of higher learning, “particularly at TUT”.
“We have previously indicated that free education is a right and all students must be in the university’s databases regardless of having a poor or rich background.” Baloyi said they were, however, disgusted by the high level of “brutal arrogance” presented by the negotiating team of the financial aid committee.
He said they met with the committee on Friday 8 February, to discuss issues affecting students and aimed to try to find solutions to their matters.