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Date: 03 April 2020
Message from the Vice-Chancellor
We have now entered Day 8 of the national lock down, which is meant to curb infections and flatten the curve. This effort is necessary to save our individual and collective health in the face of a pandemic caused by the coronavirus COVID-19. I hope you have all been able to adapt to the restrictions and that you have found ways to be comfortable with new routines. I know it is not easy but it is all for our good. Do not succumb to restlessness and take risks... Read more