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Unisa is now launching a campaign called the Unisa Virtual Race so that the University and it's students can keep defining tomorrow. This is being done to raise funds to purchase laptops and data for students who do not have devices to participate in online learning.


Unisa is now giving away data to students and you don't have to do much to get it! Students only have until 17 October 2020 so hurry up before it's too late and you miss your chance to get free data!


Unisa has received a generous donation and has said that this will be used to secure laptops for students. There are about 150 000 Unisa students who do not have access to laptops and therefore cannot participate in an at home online learning programme.


Unisa has opened offices and campuses for students to access. However, a booking is required to visit a campus or office and without a booking, access will be denied. Here's where to find the Booking App and how to use it.


Now that the country is moving to Level 1 of lockdown, institutions and students are now expecting for all of the student body to be allowed back at campuses. Unisa has now released measures they will be taking as a distance learning institution. This includes how they will be reopening campuses and offices and also which campuses are set to reopen.


Unisa has announced that they will be making changes to the October/November 2020 examination timetable. This comes after the University completed their first semester online examination period which did not come without it's own bumps and delayed side effects such as with the release of results.


Unisa has announced that the deadline to register for the second semester has now been extended. This is for students wishing to register for second semester undergraduate qualifications. 


Unisa has warned students to be alert of fake messages being spread. 


Unisa has received a donation of laptops from the French Embassy in South Africa. This will help Unisa students who usually come to campuses to access resources so that they can study.


Unisa students now get free data to make online learning more accessible. Here are some questions on data and how to access it.


Unisa would like to remind students that offices to collect study material and submissionboxes are closed and has given instructions on what students should do. 


Unisa has seen a lot of hiccups since their examination period started end of June. They have now made many changes and have also provided more instructions for students to have a swifter exam experience online. 


A Unisa student has set up a petition asking to be treated as NSFAS students at other Universities are being treated. The petition voices a demand for laptops and an increase in allowances. 


Due to technical glitches and postponements that have happened, Unisa is working on a solution for students who could not write their exams in the past two weeks. They have also made a further announcement concerning exam dates.


To accommodate for online learning, institutions along with NSFAS aim to provide students with devices. Unisa has announced that their NSFAS students have started getting deliveries of laptops. 


Unisa has started their exams but students have been experiencing glitches and last minute postponements. Unisa's Deputy Dean of Education, Veronica Mckay spoke to Radio 702 on how Unisa handles these issues as well as what further moves Unisa is making. 


Unisa's May/June examination period which is seeing alternative assessments being used is due to start. Unisa has therefore sent out a notice for student on what is needed from them as well further details. 

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