'#FeesMustFall didn't affect registration process'

The UWC and CPUT say protests haven’t had an effect on the registration process of new students.

FILE: UCT #feesMustFall protestors occupy Bremner building. Picture: Anthony Molyneaux/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) say the #FeesMustFall protests haven't had an effect on the registration process of new students.

Although UWC has had to postpone its graduation ceremonies to next year the institution says it's confident the registration process for new entrants will go ahead as scheduled.

The university's Luthando Tyhalibongo says the exam postponements have also had no effect on the application process.

"Applications have not been effected for first year students. Our exams are continuing and will end this coming week. Our next set of exams will start on 6 January 2016. Students are given three opportunities to write exams."

CPUT's Norman Jacobs says they are hoping first years will be able to register as scheduled from 18 January.

"The only delay is that we had to push things back by two weeks so where classes would have commenced on 1 February they will start on 15 February."