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UCT takes lectures online amid ongoing disruptions

UCT management has made provisions for learning to take place online as disruptions on campus continue unabated.

We're at a stage now that we can't have classes in the conventional sense because of the disruptions.

Prof Anwar Mall, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Anwar Mall explains that management wants to minimise personal teaching contact, following what he calls a "problematic" day on campus.

UCT had to suspend essential services such as the computer facilities and library centres on Monday, after destructive protests.

Management have decided to implement a blended learning approach, using electronic mediums as the primary mode of teaching.

We're going to carry on with the electronic kind of teaching... Each faculty will have a different way of doing it. It's a mixture.

Prof Anwar Mall, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation

He says that students will receive their lectures and study materials and submit assignments online in preparation for the exams.

He says the plan is now to ensure that final year students graduate and that those without laptops or internet access have the necessary arrangements made.

Mall advises that the November exams will only be set around learning content that has been shared.

In addition, he insists that the exams will be written in safe, regulated environments.

Prof Anwar Mall unpacked this and more on The John Maytham Show:


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