Higher education adjusts 2021 academic calendar due to time lost to Covid-19

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Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS

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The academic year for universities will only be completed in the early part of next year, announced Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Blade Nzimande on Wednesday afternoon. He was speaking about the progress made and measures implemented by his department during level 3 of the Covid-19-enforced national lockdown.

“This will mean a later start to the 2021 academic year for many students and a readjustment of the 2021 academic calendar,” Nzimande said.

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