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No Plan B: nothing positive for student refused exam entry because of Covid

A Stellenbosch civil engineering student who tested positive for Covid will have to re-register for the module

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Stellenbosch University has barred a civil engineering student from writing an exam after she informed the institution that she tested positive for Covid-19.

Outraged at the decision, the mother of the 20-year-old student, who did not want to be identified, said the university should have made provision for students who tested positive for Covid to write in a “quarantine” room that had a glass partition separating the student from the invigilator.

The department of basic education allowed Covid positive pupils to write matric exams last year at isolation centres, such as clinics or rooms in hospital, as well as in community and church halls, or even at home...

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