A third of university student may return to campus under level 3 – Nzimande

JOHANNESBURG – High Education Minister Blade Nzimande announced that about a third of university students will be allowed to return to campus under level 3 of the lockdown period.The minister said this included final year students, those who require labs and clinical training – as well as students who need private accommodation.Nzimade was speaking at a media briefing on the department’s response to government’s risk-adjusted strategy aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.He s conceded that connectivity continues to be a major challenge for students who need to continue learning from homeThe minister said students who will be allowed to return to campus under level 3 will be assisted by their institutions.He has also announced that a tentative academic calendar has been put together for the return of TVET college students.Nzimande emphasised that this will be guided by the national coronavirus command council.WATCH: Minister Blade Nzimande update on higher education response to COVID-19Source: EWN

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