Dr Max Price, Vice Chancellor at UCT says suspending classes at University of Cape Town on Monday was not an easy decision to make. The University announced that classes, lectures and tests would be suspended on Monday due to expected disruption by students.
The reason was that we thought there would be disrupted anyway and we wouldn't be able to prevent that and if that's going to happen we need to protect students.— Dr Max Price, Vice Chancellor at UCT
Price says he is certain that the Minister of Education won't announce free education at a press conference which is due to take place later in the day and that could also spark an outcry and more protests.
He says the University is trying to buy time to hear the announcement, digest it and find ways to deal with whatever challenges that come afterwards.
A disciplinary tribunal against the #FeesMustFall student was held on Thursday and the final results will be announced today, says Price.
The outcome of the tribunal is expected to generate significant reaction from students, he says.
Students are however dissatisfied with the disciplinary action, and are calling for the suspension and expulsion of students, who participated in #FeesMustFall protests earlier this year, to be lifted.
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