Dear colleagues and students
The Council of the University of Cape Town (UCT) approved the 2019 academic calendar that includes:
In 2019 this will apply to Eid Al Fitr that falls within the exam period. For students observing Shavout, no exams will be scheduled after 17:00 on 6 June 2019. In addition, 7 and 10 June 2019, will be exam ‘free days’ for students observing Shavout. In 2019, Diwali falls on Sunday, 27 October.
Notwithstanding the provisions above, which the university will make every effort to realise, UCT will continue to make further provision whereby individual students who object on religious grounds to taking any examination on a day specified in the examination timetable, may apply for permission to take a deferred examination.
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