Is DUT and its residences ready to receive the 66%?
Senior Director of Corporate Affairs at DUT, Alan Khan says the awaited laptops that were promised students remain the competence of NSFAS as delegated by DHET.
Commenting on the university’s readiness to receive the 66% Khan said the university’s Student Housing personnel is “leading the necessary preparations” to ensure DUT owned and leased residences are ready.
Khan say a “comprehensive plan” has been developed in line with protocols as prescribed by the university’s COVID-19 Task Team and is due to be presented to the management for approval on Friday.
Commenting on DUT clinics not having enough medication for students, Director of Student Counselling and Health, Naseem Haniff said the dispensing of certain medication is strictly controlled.
“There has been noted a recent disturbing trend for students to abuse certain addictive medication e.g allergex in particular,” said Haniff.
Haniff say allergex has a sedative effect and often misused to induce sleep and if dispensed in large quantities could put the patient at risk of an overdose causing seizures or even death.
“However, if the student feels that they have not fully recovered we encourage them to return for a review and referral to the clinic doctor for further management,” said Haniff.