CPUT went ahead with exams on Monday despite an arson attack just hours before assessments started.
The fire was started on Sunday night inside the multi-purpose centre, which was marked as an exam hall on Sunday evening.
The fire broke out shortly before midnight at CPUT’s Cape Town campus.
“Shortly before midnight [on Sunday] we received reports of a small fire that had been set in the multi-purpose hall at our Cape Town campus,” says CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley.
“The damage was limited and after a security assessment, exams continued on schedule at that campus.
“We want to stress that the majority of student leaders and students want these exams to take place and we have every intention of continuing with assessments across all CPUT campuses for the duration of this period.”
Kansley says exams began without incident at all their campuses on Monday.
“The exam venues are full which indicates that the majority of students have opted to write now and not next year,” she adds.
Students had the option of writing now in November and December, or in January.
The last papers for 2016 will be written on December 9, while the next sessions of exams start on January 16 and February 3.
CPUT has been rocked by arson attacks since the beginning of the #FeesMustFall riots which saw all staff being moved to an off-campus location.