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Monday, 11 January 2016

Message to students from the Vice-Chancellor

Dear Students,

Welcome back to university. I trust that you all had a good vacation and used the time wisely to prepare for the examinations starting today.

The majority of the final assessments will be written at the Wingfield Military Base in Goodwood which is very secure and we are confident that they will go off smoothly. We have increased the security presence at all other venues where assessments will take place and the SAPS and Metro Police will also be assisting us to maintain order. We are more than confident that this time round you will be able to write your exams under peaceful conditions. Rest assured that we will not allow the examinations to be disrupted again.

Just a reminder to those students wishing to improve their CAM marks for those subjects not appearing on the current time table, you will be given the opportunity to do so during the re-assessment period which will commence on 1 February. Additionally any final assessment which is a computer based one can only be completed at the Bellville IT Centre, students who are writing in one of our remote venues like Durban, Johannesburg or the Eastern Cape need to pay special attention to that.

Students are reminded that student cards or ID documents must be produced in order to board buses or gain access to examination venues and to report at the examination venues at least one hour before the commencement of their exam. Specially arranged transport is exclusively for residence students and buses leave the Cape Town and Bellville campuses at 7am from Caledon Street and the Bellville Tennis Courts respectively (this information is also on the CPUT website). Metrorail has assured us that additional train services on the Goodwood line will be made available for those of you using public transport.

It has come to my attention that a number of fraudulent notices purporting to be from myself or CPUT Management have been posted on various social media platforms. The official communication channels remain the CPUT website, your student email account as well as the official CPUT and CPUT Student Affairs Facebook pages. The majority of you already access your information from these places so I urge you to continue to do so. If in doubt contact our call centre 021 959 6767 or your faculty directly.

Finally, everything of the best for the forthcoming examinations.

Your Vice-Chancellor,
Dr Prins Nevhutalu   

Written by CPUT News