Unisa’s May/June examination period which is seeing alternative assessments being used is due to start. Unisa has therefore sent out a notice for student on what is needed from them as well further details.
Unisa is Africa’s premier distance learning institution. We are a reputable, comprehensive, flexible and accessible Open Distance Learning institution.
Due to the pandemic, Unisa’s examination period has been affected and as a result, the use of alternative assessments will be used, as Unisa labels it, “non-venue-based online assessments”.
They have sent out the following notice to students:
Covid-19 has changed the way we live, but at Unisa the wheels are still moving forward. The May/June 2020 examination period is upon us and we would like to wish every one of our students writing exams the very best of luck.
The final examination timetable is currently being prepared and will become available after 15 May 2020.
Unisa students who are registered and are expected to write Unisa examinations in 2020 must provide their respective mobile numbers for the purpose of verification and effective Unisa communication.
If have not received an email or SMS from Unisa, visit http://unisa.ac.za/sv to complete and submit the form by no later than Thursday 7 May 2020. Use myLife username and password to login.
The following general information is applicable to this examination session:
- If you’re a registered student for semester 1 of 2020, you will automatically be admitted to take part in the May/June examination period.
- Students must still submit assignments, as assignment results are used to calculate your year mark which, in turn, forms part of your final examination result.
- Examination admissions will be processed on 15 May 2020 and students will then be able to access their final examination timetable for the semester 1 examinations.
- The semester 1 examination period will commence on 25 May 2020 and conclude on 7 July 2020.
- The university will make every effort to adhere to the original sequencing of the examinations as they appeared in the provisional timetable. There may, however, be some changes. It is, therefore, very important that you confirm your examination dates in the final examination timetable that will be available after 15 May 2020.
- Please also take note of the revised session times as these have also been amended to make provision for time to download the examination question paper and then to upload your responses. This impacts on the commencement time of each assessment (eg Session 1, 07:45 – 10:30; 2-hour examination plus 15 minutes to download the examination and 30 minutes to upload your responses).
- The modules which have been assessed by means of non-venue-based online assessments will remain the same for this session.
- Your year mark will only be taken into account if it benefits you. If your year mark does not benefit you, it will be excluded from the calculation of your final result. It is, however, still important to submit assignments as completing assignments will prepare you for the final assessment. Furthermore, the year mark calculated with your examination mark may result in a much higher final result.
- Should there be a clash in the examination timetable, you must select the module that you will complete during this examination period. The other module will be deferred to the October/November 2020 examination period at no cost to you. The university cannot accommodate clashes in the online assessment scenario.
- If you are unable to complete the non-venue-based assessment, irrespective of the reason, you will automatically be deferred to the October/November 2020 examination period, free of charge.
Students are urged to check their myLife e-mail accounts regularly for important communication about the examinations.