CPUT exams off to a good start

2016-01-12 18:10
(Tammy Petersen, News24)

(Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Durban – Students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) have finally written their 2015 end-of-year exams after tests were disrupted during the #FeesMustFall campaign last year.

CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley said, with the exception of the Eastern Cape, all other exams went off without a hitch.

In the Eastern Cape, Walter Sisulu University students instructed CPUT students to vacate their examination premises while students were writing on Monday, Kansley said.

"The exam, which was written by students in the engineering faculty, is expected to continue later this week with a new paper being prepared.

"We are the largest university in [the Western Cape] so logistics are much more difficult. With that in mind, we are pleased with how examinations went off."

Kansley said the Wingfield naval base in Goodwood was one of their main writing centres, with a capacity of 1 900 students. Two groups of students wrote per day.

"We used 40 units of 25 litres of water at this venue. We expected the water to last longer, but it was consumed in just a day."

According to Kansley, examiners were sent to Nigeria, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Locally, exams have been written at venues in Durban, Johannesburg and the Eastern Cape.

Kansley advised students to not fall prey to fake social media posts, stating that exams had been postponed and that transportation was not available for students.

"We want to caution students against falling for these. We encourage them to check their campus emails and the official Facebook page for the university."

Kansley added that students would be writing until January 29 with reassessments written from February 1.

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