Unisa suspends graduation ceremonies over coronavirus

Unisa suspends graduation ceremonies over coronavirus

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has suspended all graduation ceremonies, including one which was scheduled for Monday evening.

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Unisa spokesperson Martin Ramotshela says the decision was made following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of measures to limit the spread of the virus.

“The  suspension also applies to the graduation ceremony that was scheduled for tonight, the university apologies for any inconvenience and further communication will be conveyed to stakeholders in due course.”

Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster and immediately prohibited any gatherings of more than 100 people.

Traditionally, the graduation ceremonies have more than 300 people gathering at the ceremony.

Ramotshela says currently there is a management meeting to decide on the way forward.

“There is currently a deliberation happening at the management committee level to look at the implications of the president’s decision across all other functions of the university.”


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