2020 FINAL EXAMS TO BE CONDUCTED ONLINE

2020 FINAL EXAMS TO BE CONDUCTED ONLINE

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Thubelihle Bhengu started this petition to Students and

This petition is in regards to the 2020 final exams for students at CPUT, particularly the FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY department. As students. we refuse to be coerced into writing exams on campus as we have not been attending face to face classes to fully prepare for writing sit in exams. This decision taken by the department is unfair and does not have the students best interests at heart. We are pleading with whoever else that might have the power to allow the students to continue with online assessments. The year 2020 has been extremely difficult for the whole world, but now it seems the department officials are not taking into consideration the duress that students have been under during this time. Students are not being difficult, we just want what's best for us and to be treated with fairness, as our futures are at stake here. Mentally, we have not been prepared to write exams on campus. The amount of preparation required for students to write sit in exams has not been 100% due to the unforeseen circumstances that they have faced during the lockdown that is currently taking place in South Africa. In as much as the department officials are the ones who make the big decisions with regards to how the academic year is planned. students should also be taken into consideration during the decision making, because at the end of the day the department  would not exist without students. This academic year has been extremely difficult. as it is, some students have been suffering from anxiety, depression - some even suicidal. Forcing students to write sit in exams is just adding on to the stress they're already under, and it is not right. It makes things worse that our superiors (lecturers) have not been communicating with us in an efficient manner, they've left students to speculate and bicker amongst themselves, which is very unprofessional. We plead with whoever can help us, to please take us the students into consideration.

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