Varsity Students Returns Home Prior The Covid 19 Case Increase

Students from universities all over the country are returning home today due to the increase in corona virus cases recorded this week.

Examinations that were set to be written from end of this week are being postponed.

UZ Registrar Dr Noah Mutongoreni said examinations scheduled for dates beyond July 26 will be written at a later date to be announced by the university.

“All examinations beyond week ending 24 July 2020 are effectively deferred and students are expected to continue with their online classes and also hand in their projects and dissertations as earlier advised.

Great Zimbabwe University registrar Ms Sinikiwe Gwatidzo in a statement gave students 24 hours to return to their homes as exams are postponed.

“Students who had travelled for face-to-face tuition, practical lessons and subsequent examinations return to their homes beginning today 22 July. “Vacation of halls of residence shall be allowed up to the end of day tomorrow, Thursday 23 July 2020” the notice said.

Meanwhile Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development Permanent Secretary Prof Fanuel Tagwira made it clear that those who were already writing will finish their papers.

“Those who were in the middle of writing cannot be disrupted. However, those who were yet to begin will have to hear from their institutions,” he said.

Furthermore, on Monday the government through the Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa ordered Chinhoyi University to shut its doors due to the covid 19 case which was recorded in the beginning of this week.

Companies are also temporarily closing due to the corona virus which has posed to be a threat worldwide.

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