The Durban University of Technology (DUT) reiterates that online enrollment for freshmen will close on Friday 11 March 2022.
This came after numerous false statements and misinformation, especially regarding student registration, available seats and confirmations of bank details, were spread on social media.
“DUT strongly condemns the spread of numerous false statements and misinformation online.
“The university is very concerned that the ‘fake news’ is purely intended to confuse students and employees of TU Delft, create chaos and disrupt the university, endangering business operations and further disturbing the first semester says DUT senior director corporate affairs Alan. Khan.
The university has clarified that late registration will remain online and no walk-in applications will be considered.
“DUT staff and students are urged to be vigilant against deliberate deception of those who cannot control their interests,” Khan said in a statement.
“We strongly recommend university staff and students to only access official TU statements through internal communication platforms.”
The official university statements are also published on the TU Delft website: under Highlights (on the homepage).
Khan said the misinformation is very worrying because the perpetrators went so far as to circulate the phone numbers of some TU employees, endangering their privacy.
“This is a clear violation of the law and could be prosecuted once law enforcement authorities find those responsible,” Khan said.
TU Delft students are also advised not to distribute unverified information and not to end up in the fake news chain.
compiled by Narissa Subramoney