UCT prepares resume academic programme on Monday

The university’s says tomorrow’s re-opening has to go smoothly otherwise the academic year will be lost.

UCT vice-chancellor Max Price when a few students refused to let him leave a gathering in front of the Bremner Building on Middle Campus on Friday. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN

CAPE TOWN - As the University of Cape Town(UCT) prepares to re-open tomorrow, its Vice Chancellor Max Price says the institution is at a point of no return and the academic programme must continue.

UCT and most campuses across the country have been hit by a wave of violent demonstrations for at least three weeks.

Students have vowed to continue protesting for free higher education, and shutting down institutions.

The university's says tomorrow's re-opening has to go smoothly otherwise the academic year will be lost.

Price says face-to-face classed remain suspended, but academic material will be made available through alternative and mixed teaching modes.

"The plan involves the academic programme resuming on Monday, 17 October, with the programme concluding on 2 November 2016 and exams beginning on 7 November 2016."