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Update from UWC Executive Management: 8 October 2016

The University of the Western Cape’s Executive Management has made the decision to continue the suspension of classes on Monday 10 October 2016.

Update from UWC Executive Management 8 October 2016 ​

The University of the Western Cape’s Executive Management has made the decision to continue the suspension of classes on Monday 10 October 2016. This is preferable than having a start-stop approach that leads to greater uncertainty. Staff are requested to contact their line managers for further details. 


Many students and staff have expressed their concern regarding the loss of academic time during the past week. We too are concerned and are working towards bringing things to normality. 


As mentioned in yesterday’s communique, examinations are scheduled to start on Monday 7 November 2016. We encourage students to use this time to start preparing for the upcoming examination. 


New dates for assignment submissions and tests will be communicated by Faculties/ Departments , and the blended learning methods introduced at the beginning of this year will help ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to complete this academic year. Postgraduate students should liaise with their supervisors to ensure the successful continuation of their research.


Meanwhile, we will continue our efforts to engage with the Student Representative Council, and through it include the various student structures and other stakeholders. It will only be through our collective efforts that we can re-open the campus early next week without any more delays.


We need to understand that the current protest does not only affect UWC but nationally other Universities are experiencing similar problems.

Please check your UWC email, @UWC online and UWC website for updates.

Kind Regards

UWC Executive Management​​

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