Statement on the resumption of the academic year - 11 October 2016

Posted on October 11, 2016


The University of Pretoria will resume its academic programme on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 by implementing arrangements alternative to on-campus lectures. We recognise that it is imperative for teaching and learning to continue, and for final assessments and examinations to be concluded this year.

The national situation remains volatile and the University is making every effort to ensure that students can complete their studies in the remaining weeks of the academic year.

All lecture and study material will be made available by the faculties either online or by other means. In cases where contact between students and lecturers is required, arrangements will be made with students per module via their respective faculties, and communicated on clickUP.

Strict access control will apply and only students whose faculties have made academic programme-specific arrangements will be allowed on campus. Details will be communicated by the different faculties via clickUP for the specific modules. There will be no general access to the campus. Residences will remain open during this time.

Examinations will start on Monday, 14 November 2016 and continue through to Saturday, 3 December 2016 except in special cases as advised by the faculties.

In the interest of the safety of students and staff, campus security will work closely with the South African Police Service to ensure that adequate security measures will be in place to enable the continuation of the academic year. We will not hesitate to act against anyone causing further disruptions.

We appeal to students, parents and staff to work with us during this difficult time to ensure that we continue with the academic programme. We are doing everything in our control to ensure that we successfully complete the academic year.

More information is available on the University's official website Students are advised to check the student portal and clickUP, for daily updates. Further information can be requested from the respective faculties:





012 420 4126/012 420 2412

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Veterinary Sciences

012 529 8364

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Health Sciences

012 319 2207/012 319 2198

[email protected]

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Economic and Management Sciences

012 420 3330

[email protected]


 012 420 5615/012 420 5546

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[email protected]

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

012 420 2473/012 420 3093

[email protected]

[email protected]


012 420 2360

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012 420 2322/012 420 4053

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[email protected]

Engineering, Built Environment and IT

012 420 2676

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