21 July 2021
Dear colleagues and students
In the University’s recent communique (17 July) about the unrest that affected many communities in our country, we undertook to communicate further regarding the impact of these events on students completing A2 and A3 assessments online from the affected areas. SU’s Institutional Committee for Business Continuity (ICBC) has considered the matter, and I am now in a position to share the following decision with you.
Given the difficulty of determining and confirming which students have indeed been affected by the unrest, A4 assessments will be available for all first-semester modules (with a few exceptions, which will be communicated by specific faculties).
A4 provides an assessment opportunity for students who missed an A2 or A3 assessment required for the completion of a semester module.
The exact details for the A4 assessments will be communicated by the respective faculties because of different faculty-specific assessment rules. Therefore, please be on the lookout for an e-mail from your faculty.
All previous COVID-related administrative criteria to qualify for the A4s are hereby rescinded. This implies that proof of COVID infection and the online application form for A4 access are no longer relevant. However, the academic criteria to access A4 still apply.
Further communication about A4 logistics (including dates) will follow in due course, as these are managed centrally in collaboration with the Assessment Office.
Even as the country recovers from the recent unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll. Please take good care of yourself and your loved ones at this difficult time.
Prof Stan du Plessis