Unisa Makes Arrangements For Students Affected By Load Shedding During Exams

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Are you among the Unisa student who have been negatively affected by load-shedding during their exam? Then you can still write your exam next year, read more to find out how.  


The University of South Africa has noted the severe and negative impact of the ongoing power outages on its students during this exam period. 

As a contingency plan for those who were unable to complete their exams due to load-shedding or poor network connectivity.

Unisa students are advised to apply for aegrotat examinations. Those who apply for aegrotats will be granted an opportunity to write their affected module(s) during the January/February 2022 examination sitting.

The process to apply for an aegrotat examination is as follows:

  • Login to myUnisa and go to MyAdmin.
  • Select the examination timetable on Assessment Admin.
  • Click on Display to view your Oct/Nov timetable.
  • Click on "Apply for Aegrotat Examination" and enter the details required. You are required to attach supporting documentation; an affidavit may suffice.

Students have 10 days from the date of the examination to apply for an aegrotat.

Please note if you have started an MCQ examination and experience load shedding during your MCQ assessment, you may apply for an aegrotat by sending your application to aegrotats@unisa.ac.za.

 All other students are advised to follow the above-mentioned process.


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