COVID-19: 2020 tertiary academic year to be extended

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande briefs the media on measures implemented on COVID-19 within the higher education, science and innovation sectors.

JOHANNESBURG - The 2020 academic year will only end early next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande briefed the media earlier on his department's readiness for students' phased-in learning.

Nzimande has urged students and parents to listen to COVID-19 directives from institutions.

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Tertiary institutions are adopting a phased-in approach that will allow students back to the classroom.

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