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UWC Announces New Dates And Plans


The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has released their new academic calendar for 2020 which details exams, assessment and teaching schedules for the rest of the 2020 academic year. 

UWC has released their new revised academic calendar for 2020 as well as what their plan is for rolling out the new phased-in return of students. More students will return as of 1 June and 2020 assessments will run into 2021. 

The University has stated, "Senate met today and adopted resolutions on assessments, the revised 2020 Academic Calendar as well as the academic phased-in return plan to campus. All these are in line with the recommendations from the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology."

On assessment, which will go into 2021, UWC has said, "Senate approved the amendments to the assessment schedules of modules. Lecturers will notify students about these changes as these relates to their modules."

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor released the following revised academic calendar:

So far, 11000 students have received free data bundles and 2000 students have received devices to make online learning better for them. 

UWC's plans for the phased-in return of students from 1 June is as follows:

Remote learning will continue until the announcement of Level 1 comes and further details and measures that are to be taken will be communicated to students. 


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