Stellenbosch University Moves All Lectures To Online

Following a recent announcement by Premier Alan Winde, that the Western Cape has now entered the third wave of Covid-19 infections, Stellenbosch University has outlined the steps it intends to take in order to curb Covid-19.

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After Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde announced that the province has entered the third wave of Covid-19 cases, Stellenbosch University has now outlined protocols they'll be following to curb infections. This comes after the province saw an increase of more than 30% throughout the week. 

Stellenbosch University has recently confirmed that there have recently been 36 people who tested positive for Covid at their Stellenbosch campus in addition to those at their Metanoia residence.

They have since been placed in isolation and quarantine, thus the university's Institutional Committee for Business Continuity (ICBC) has outlined a number of measures it will take to slow down its infection rate and they are as follows

  • SU will move to ERTLA (all lectures and tutorials online) with immediate effect until the end of classes for the second term on 18 June 2021.
  • Scheduled A1 assessments will continue as planned, with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Your department will provide the necessary information.
  • Social and other group activities, including sport, on our campuses – whether organised by SU or not – will stop with immediate effect.
  • Venues on campus where students gather in groups will be closed with immediate effect. These include computer user areas (CUAs) and study centres (including areas of the library used for studying). ​
  • SU will again provide mobile data to all students (excluding those on our Saldanha campus, short course students and postdoctoral fellows).
    • Bundles will be purchased from MTN, Vodacom, Telkom and Cell C in South Africa, and will be valid for a month from being loaded.
    • To qualify, students need to confirm the mobile number the University has on record for you on your personal details page, by 17:00 on 13 June 2021. To confirm, please click on the “Update Information" button at the bottom of the page and check that the notice reflects the date on which you updated.​

We trust that these measures will contain the situation sufficiently to ensure the continuation of the upcoming A2 and A3 assessments (from 21 June to 24 July) in a sit-down, invigilated mode as planned. Our COVID-19 examination​ protocol allows for a strictly regulated environment to conduct assessments safely.​

Students and staff members must wear a mask, avoid crowded and poorly ventilated spaces, maintain a safe physical distance from others and wash their hands regularly.

Let me also remind you of SU's COVID-19 code of conduct, which regulates the behaviour of SU students, whether on or off-campus.

Click here to read the full statement from the University on the SU website.

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