Pretoria - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has moved to distance itself from blame regarding student woes over receiving meal allowances which saw them protest on the doorstep of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
As of yesterday the university was forced to suspend their academic calendar once again, just days after it resumed, as renewed protests erupted at most of their campuses across the city.
This time however, students said they were protesting as the university was refusing to provide off-campus students registered with the National student financial aid scheme (Nsfas) meal allowances.
EFF Student Command chairperson, Kingsley Baloyi, said although the university had lived up to the agreement for all students, first years and seniors, to receive a R5 000 book allowance, they had failed to deliver on the rest of the issues raised by student leaders.
Baloyi said with regards to meal allowances, student leaders had been taken back and forth as to who was responsible for the non-payment of the allowances.