Over 1000 UCT students to graduate today

UCT vice-chancellor Max Price confirms just over 1,400 students are set to graduate today.

FILE: UCT vice-chancellor Max Price confirms just over 1,400 students are set to graduate today.

CAPE TOWN - About one quarter of University of Cape Town (UCT) students are due to graduate today.

UCT says many of its students were too stressed to write exams in the wake of disruptive Fees Must Fall protests and chose to rather put pen to paper in January.

UCT vice-chancellor Max Price confirms just over 1,400 students are set to graduate today.

That's a fraction of the number of students who were due to graduate now.

"Normally, we have four times that at the end of the year, but because we had to postpone exams by two weeks due to the national university shutdown, we had to change how we deal with our graduation ceremonies."

Price says while many others will receive their degrees by the end of this year, their graduation ceremonies will only take place mid-2016.

Those who have not been able to write some or all their exams due to protests will do so next month.

Take a look at EWN's special feature on the Year of the Student.