Unisa is currently in the period of processing registrations. However, this has not been an entirely smooth process for a distance learning institution.
The university’s National Student Representative (NSRSC) issued a memorandum of demands stating their grievances and seeking clarity on issues such as Provision of Data, outstanding exam results, acknowledgement of debt.
In response, Unisa has stated that the issues relating to the provision of data have been resolved adding that students who have updated their details on myUnisa have received data for supplementary examinations.
Furthermore, The University’s Management Committee also resolved that students who did not use the Invigilator App, and were not cleared by the appeals process, be given a supplementary opportunity accompanied by a warning letter.
Unisa further stated that students who chose to use the Invigilator App will be liable for half of the cost of the supplementary examination, while those who could not use it due to not being acclimatized to this mode of invigilation, or to Covid-19 and other socio-economic circumstances will be allowed to write the supplementary examinations for free.
In relation to outstanding exam results, Unisa has published a total of 2 388 009, with 11 262 results still outstanding. The university has said the remaining results will be being finalized by 21 February 2022.
With regards to the Acknowledgement of Debt (AOD), Unisa has reached an agreement with the NSRC that applications for AODs will open on 20 January 2022 for students who meet the requirements.
Additionally, an announcement regarding this, along with the applicable form, has already been shared with the various regions and will also be issued on all student platforms.