File: Minister Blade Nzimande says special support measures will be put in place to make students return to class as soon as possible.
JOHANNESBURG - Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has identified six universities considered as high risk for students.
Nzimande says failure by these universities to adequately resume classes since March, poses a serious academic risk.
The minister says special support measures will be put in place to make students return to class as soon as possible.
Nzimande identified the following universities:
- Mangosuthu University of Technology
- Vaal University of Technology
- Sefako Makgatho University
- University of Fort Hare
- Walter Sisulu University
- Central University of Technology
Nzimande on Wednesday said up to 66 percent of university students will be able to return to university campuses.
"According to the criteria developed, I am happy to report under Level 2 of the lockdown, it will be possible for us now to allow for up to a maximum of 66 percent of students to return to university campuses," he said.