Graduation ceremonies at the University of South Africa (Unisa) will resume on Monday, 27 June 2022, according to the higher learning institution.
Unisa is proud to announce that graduation ceremonies will resume on 27 June 2022. The first series of graduations will be in Polokwane on 27 and 28 June 2022. The second series will take place at the Muckleneuk Campus in Tshwane from 1 to 8 July 2022.
From Monday 11 July to Wednesday 13 July 2022, the third series will be held in Cape Town. In due course, arrangements for celebrations in additional regions will be informed.
The university further stated that students will receive a personalised invitation to their graduation ceremony, and has apologised for the inconvenience caused by the postponement of the previous graduation ceremonies.
Among the various reasons that led to the postponement of Unisa’s graduation events, was a labour dispute between the university and five of its staff members who have since been dismissed.
The University accused the former employees of having played a significant role in protest action on their campus which led to disruptions and postponement of the above-mentioned graduation ceremonies.
According, to Unisa the former staff members were affiliated with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) which in turn, resulted in the suspension of graduation events.