The University of Cape Town (UCT) has postponed undergraduate courses that require practicals until 2017 to ensure that it produces credible and qualified graduates.
UCT Vice Chancellor Prof. Max Price says practical training for students within the Faculty of Health Sciences will not be compromised because lectures cannot be conducted face-to-face.
For the university the most important thing is to preserve the quality and credibility of its qualifications. Our long term reputation is more dependent on the quality of our degrees and qualifications, than it is on the temporary period of protesting and unrest.— Prof. Max Price, UCT Vice Chancellor
Students are going to come next year in January and have a 'mini semester' to finish the work.
The first priority is to preserve the quality of what we are teaching.— Prof. Max Price, UCT Vice Chancellor
Price has criticised students for targeting vice chancellors when they know that chancellors cannot provide free education.
He also say students are not being considerate of other students who want to finish the academic year.
Hear more about the programme adopted by UCT from the audio below...