UCT exams continue amid protests

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A group of students has barricaded the entrances to the upper campus of the University of Cape Town.

Students have been protesting against a proposed 8% fee increase for 2018.

They’re also demanding the release of the fee report commissioned by the higher education ministry.

University spokesperson Elijah Moholola says they’ve closed the main library as a safety precaution.

He says classes, tests and exams will, however, continue.

“There has been a number of attempted disruptions on upper campus where groups of protesters have blocked both the north and the south entrances. Campus security has been working on clearing the barricades.”

Moholola adds: “The library and 24 hour study area has also been occupied by groups of protesters and has been temporarily closed.”