A fruitful way forward for TUT students and parents
By Matshidiso Makhalanyane When one comes to think of it, everything has a solution, it just a matter of how people deal with their differences. Having a way forward gives everyone a purpose. Parents meeting at Tshwane University of Technology came to a productive end at Soshanguve campus over the weekend. Over 400 parents attended the meeting and 10 of the parents at the meeting volunteered to create Parents Forum to engage with the University. Parents raised their concerns on NSFAS, safety, creation of more inclusion of parents meeting and gathering etc. There will also be a suggestion box available in case of any queries. The management of the campus will distance campuses to engage with those constituencies at a later stage. Important: · Soshanguve campuses will assist those who are not registered from April 5. · The Director: Financial Aid will move to the Soshanguve campuses to assist. · The issue of student debt will be addressed through the process of signing an acknowledgement of debt agreement. Professor Mukhalo, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching, Learning and Technology says that he is committed to solving all academic issues. All those who are not registered for 2016 will be given assistance as soon as the campuses reopen on the 5th of April. “It seems like the meeting agreed on some good points like reopening the registration and other stuff, we welcome such. We will still reflect and see if we whole heartedly agree with these resolutions or not, more importantly we are concerned by the financial exclusion issue being dealt with #Sosh6” SRC leader, Sthembiso Ka Shandu. According to other students, the meeting`s outcomes is gladly appreciated while others feel that it would have better if parents were allowed to hear both sides of the story.