CPUT Resumes academic activity after protests disruptions

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has announced its plan to resume academic activity following the emergency evacuation of students and staff after violent protests escalated earlier in May. 

This comes as student leaders from universities across the country issued an ultimatum to the National Student Finacial Aid Scheme regarding funding concerns. 

Picture: CPUT D6 Campus

According to the statement, the initial recess period expected to start on 24 June has been brought forward to 24 May, with academic activity set to start on 5 June, and students expected back by 2 June. Mid-year examinations are expected to resume on 19 June instead of 7 July. 

“This scenario has been painstakingly planned, and we believe it presents the best solution (with minimal disruptions) to the rest of the 2023 academic programme. It also factors in Work Integrated Learning (WIL), postgraduate study concerns, and above all else the safety and security of all staff and students,” said the statement. 

Done by: Thaakiera Ackerdien 


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