The main examination venue at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Edgewood Campus in Pinetown was set alight by students on Wednesday night.
UKZN’s vice chancellor Nana Poku said Thursday the university was working with the security apparatus to root out lawlessness and corruption at the university.
The facility has seen numerous demonstrations from the beginning of the year, which is estimated to have cost the university more than R31 million.
The main cause of protests around universities this year is the issue of historical debt and lack of student accommodation.
Police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele confirmed the arson attack at the facility, saying a case of arson has been opened.