Exams at CPUT Bellville postponed

CPUT’s Bellville campus was flooded this morning resulting in the postponement of exams.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) students begin to march, stating they’re going to shut down classes on Friday 20 February 2015. Picture: Monique Mortlock /EWN

CAPE TOWN - A morning exam session at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Bellville campus had to be postponed.

The university says the venue was left flooded after an overnight incident of vandalism.

The institution's Lauren Kansley says, "The morning exam sitting at our Bellville campus has been postponed because the venue was flooded and vandalised. We are determined not to let this deliberate attempt to cancel exams affect us. The venue is being cleaned and prepared for the 2pm session."

Other exams to be written at CPUT's Wellington campus and the Wingfield Military Base will go ahead.

Weeks of protests by students across the country have forced CPUT to make alternative exam arrangements this year.

CPUT said all students have been notified about the exam venue changes.

Business and Management Science faculty students will be writing at the Wingfield Military Base.

Buses will be provided for students staying at Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Students have to produce their student cards, identity documents or passports to gain access to buses and exam venues.

The university said they've arranged for students who feel they're not prepared to write the exams to sit for reassessment in January.

These students will have to make arrangements with their respective faculty management to do so.

Kansley said they've communicated these changes to students.

"Considering the stop and start nature of the exams because of the protests, the vice-chancellor has granted permission for any student who wants to write in January."