This from dailymaverick.co.za:
Late on Wednesday afternoon, news broke that the University of the Western Cape (UWC) was suspending its academic year, although students would still be writing exams. The university also responded, in detail, to the current list of student demands. Judging by developments on campus through the day, though, the drama was nowhere near over. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.
When news broke on Wednesday afternoon that UWC would be suspending its academic year, there was an initial outcry. However, it was campus classes that were being suspended, and students will be able to write exams in November 2016 or January 2017. More specific details, university management said, would be down to individual departments and disciplines.
The Executive issued a statement following its Senate meeting, saying: “All face-to-face classes are suspended. The exact mode of the completion of the academic programme, where needed, will be faculty and discipline-specific and managed by deans and heads of departments.
“Students are given a choice of writing their main examinations either in November 2016 or January 2017… Students who qualify for Supplementary Examinations will be given the opportunity to write those in January 2017.”
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