Wendy Mamabolo, a second-year law student, said that she agrees with most of the rules “considering how creative students have become when it comes to cheating.” However, many students disagree with bags, handbags and cellphones not being allowed in. “It is simply impractical to expect students to leave their possessions outside,” explained Wandile Rabithata, a third-year BA Law student.

Rasethaba acknowledged that “part of the rule is ridiculous in that it does not take into consideration [the] socio-economic standing of the students, as it assumes that every student either lives within very close proximity of the university, has a car or lives in [one of the] residences.”

The university expected that students should “make arrangements for the safekeeping of [their] possessions”.

The SRC believes that it is “the university’s responsibility to come up with alternative safeguard measures,” said Rasethaba.

The SRC met with the Tuks management and came to an agreement regarding the rule about bags.

Elize Gardiner, a legal advisor at UP, confirmed that the new rules have been amended on an interim basis until a new solution is found.

 

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