All systems go for upcoming exams

Annette Willemse -- Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:53

All systems go for upcoming exams

It is all systems go for the upcoming end of year examinations on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal).

The exams – which were postponed with a week due to protest action across all three campuses of the University, are set to commence on Monday, 2 November 2015.

The Vaal Triangle Campus management and the Campus Student Representative Council (CSRC) yesterday (27 October) engaged in a very constructive meeting to discuss in detail, the demands made and the responses presented to the students on Friday 23 October 2015. Management and the CSRC agreed that all student protest action be suspended, that the campus will be open as from today for normal activities and that examinations will commence this coming Monday.

According to Prof Linda du Plessis, acting Rector of the Campus, management and the CSRC constructively engaged in discussions about the way forward. The following resolutions transpired from the meeting:

  1. Management re-confirmed that the NWU Council has endorsed a 0% increase in student fees for the 2016 academic year, as resolved by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma and universities’ Vice-Chancellors on Friday 23 October 2015.
  2.  All student protest action on Campus is suspended.
  3. The NWU Vaal Campus will re-open for normal activities on Wednesday, 28 October 2015.
  4. Examinations will commence on Monday, 2 November 2015. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this week to further prepare for the examinations.
  5. Detailed feedback pertaining to the specific issues discussed between Campus Management and the CSRC will follow during the week.

“As a representative of the campus community, I want to wish every student well in his/her preparation for the examinations,” says Prof Du Plessis.