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Unisa Statement on Loadshedding During Exams

The University of South Africa (UNISA) released a statement on 09 November 2021 regarding the ongoing loadshedding from Eskom and its inconvenience on Unisa students currently writing exams.

The university has noted that despite advising students to charge their devices and plan ahead for their online exams, some students are still affected negatively by loss of network connectivity and poor signal and are left unable to write and complete their exams.

As such, the university has advised all affected students to apply for an aegrotat examination to be written during the January/February 2022 exam period. Affected students can apply for an Unisa aegrotat exam by:

  • Logging onto your myUnisa account and head onto the myAdmin tab
  • Select the examination timetable on the Assessment Admin tab
  • Click/Tap on ‘Display’ to view your October/November examination timetable
  • Click/Tap on ‘Apply for Aegrotat Examination’ and enter the specified details, along with supporting documentation (like an affidavit)

Students will have to apply 10 (ten) days from the date of their scheduled examination in order to qualify to write an aegrotat examination. Students who were writing a multiple-choice examination (MCQ) whilst experiencing loadshedding can too apply for an aegrotat exam via sending an application to aegrotats@unisa.ac.za

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Published: 10 November 2021

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