Exam postponement decision followed unified student leadership structures request and was supported by faculties
21 May 2022
The decision by Stellenbosch University to postpone examinations for a week followed an unprecedented, unified request from all student leadership structures, Professor Deresh Ramjugernath, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Learning and Teaching said on Saturday. The decision was made in the best interests of students after consultation and careful deliberation.
The University also sympathised with those for whom the decision would cause disruption, he said.
The University announced on Friday that the examinations would be postponed from their scheduled start on Monday, May 23 and would now start on Monday, 30 May. Assessments which had deadlines for this week would also be extended by one week. The normal university schedule will resume after these examinations.
The examination rescheduling was made in the context of the trauma and disruption following the Huis Marais incident and the separate rape incident, both of which the university condemned, along with all crimes and infringements on human rights and dignity.