Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Announces Resumption Date for Students
We would like to thank our CPUT community for their patience as our management team deliberated over the resumption of the academic project after the emergency evacuation of campuses and residences.
A Task Team representing the academic project was tasked with presenting a plan for the most effective and beneficial return to campus for both staff and students. After deliberating on a range of scenarios presented to sectors of the CPUT community, Senate and Exco of Council have given final approval to the following;
The academic staff and student recess period originally scheduled for 24 June – 14 July 2023 will now be brought forward to begin on 24 May 2023.
Recess ends on 2 June 2023 and all students are expected back by then.
Teaching and learning activities will continue from 5 June 2023 to close off Semester 1.
Mid-year Assessments (FSAs) will commence on 19 June 2023 to 7 July 2023. Detail will be shared by Faculties.
The institutional calendar will be changed to reflect Term 3 now starting on 31 July 2023 instead of 17 July 2023.
Upon the return to campus students will have an adjustment/catch-up period which allows for academic and other support before the study and assessment period commences.
This scenario has been painstakingly planned, and we believe it presents the best solution (with minimal disruptions) to the rest of the 2023 academic programme. It also factors in Work Integrated Learning (WIL), postgraduate study concerns, and above all else the safety and security of all staff and students. Students who would normally undertake WIL during recess will still be required to do the same during the current recess.
The dates mentioned above do not apply to the Faculty of Education as the academic calendar for this Faculty aligns itself with school operations. The Faculty of Education will communicate directly with its students on dates.
We would like to assure staff and students that the utmost care has been taken to explore all options, and once again we thank you for your input, trust and patience as we start to recover the academic programme. Finer details of the above is available from your faculty and individual departments. You are also reminded that this newsflash remains the official communique from CPUT Management, and other fake news alerts being shared informally should be ignored.