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Examinations The Examinations and Graduations Office (EGO) is the central point for providing a service and communication on examinations and graduations to students, faculties and to the Wits community. Contact Us
Examinations The Examinations and Graduations Office (EGO) is the central point for providing a service and communication on examinations and graduations to students, faculties and to the Wits community. Contact Us
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November 2021 Examinations / Assessments

The year-end assessment period will include both remote and in-person/sit-down assessments. Please consult the assessment timetable to establish which form your assessment/s will take. If you have any queries regarding the timetable, please consult your course coordinator.

Should you be writing an in-person/sit-down assessment, please review the maps of our campuses and familiarise yourself with the environment, so that you can reach assessment venues timeously. Venue capacity may differ from venue to venue.

Under the current Adjusted Level 1 Lockdown Regulations, the University is not permitted to accommodate more than 750 people or 50% of the normal capacity of the venue, irrespective of the actual seating capacity of the venue. It is for this reason, and for your own safety, that the writing of some courses is split across a number of venues.

It is essential that you determine in advance in which venue you are scheduled to write.

 

Procedures within Assessment Venues

The following assessment procedures must be strictly followed for all in-person/sit-down assessments:

  • You will be invited to enter the assessment venue twenty minutes before the commencement of the assessment (30 minutes before for large venues).
  • Please sanitise your hands before entering the assessment venue.
  • You will be required to wear a face mask at all times over your nose and mouth for the full duration of the assessment session.
  • Social distancing (1.5m – 2m from any other person) must be observed at all times within the venue.
  • Social distancing must be observed between yourself and the security officials when your bag is tagged and when your student card is scanned. YOU MUST CARRY YOUR STUDENT CARD WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. If you have lost your card, report it to Campus Protection Services immediately and obtain a new card.
  • All stationery must be placed in a transparent plastic bag. Please place all other essential items, such as your keys and cellphone (switched off) in a separate transparent bag which will be stored at your feet while writing the assessment.
  • If you leave the assessment venue to use the bathroom, you will be required to sanitise before reentering the venue.
  • You will not be permitted to leave the venue during the last 30 minutes of the assessment.
  • Please do not leave any personal belongings behind in the assessment venue. These items will be disposed of or destroyed for hygiene purposes.
  • Security officers will be deployed in all assessment venues and will perform random checks.
  • Should any disruption occur during the assessment (inside or outside the venue), please remain calm and wait for instructions from the Chief Invigilator.
Adhere to all Covid-19 Protocols

We are appealing to students to act responsibly and in the best interests of the entire University community. Please adhere strictly to the University’s COVID-19 prevention protocols, and especially the following:

  • Fill out the screening form on the Wits Logbox App before entering campus
  • Sanitise your hands before entering and after leaving assessment venues
  • Wear a mask at all times that covers your nose and mouth
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5m to 2m from anyone else
  • Sneeze or cough in your elbow if you must.

For more information and videos on keeping safe, visit www.wits.ac.za/covid19/ and check out the Wits COVID-19 Handbook on Ulwazi, which includes services for students.

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