Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in many parts of the world with South Africa included. This article is to give an update on the University of South Africa, UNISA closure and opening date.
On March 15, 2020, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the Coronavirus as a national disaster and calls on the closure of all schools and correctional facilities to curb the spread of the deadly virus. Also, a ban has also been placed on international travel, limitation on domestic travel and gathering of more than 100 people.
In order to help fight the spread of this disease, the University of South Africa and all South Africa universities have suspended all activities indefinitely.
The University is keen to adhere to the guidelines from standard organizations to curb the contagious virus. The coronavirus has recently declared a pandemic by both the Centre of Diseases Control and the World Health Organization. This virus has caused so many damages and made companies and institutions to close down.
So many measures have been taken and people are asked to change their behaviour towards health to help stop the virus. The President of South Africa has declared COVID-19 a disaster and all possible things are put in place to fight it. Some of the measures put in place are;
- The gathering of more than 100 people is now prohibited.
- Mass celebrations of upcoming national days will be cancelled, such as Human Rights Day and other major government events.
You can also read more about how to be safe from COVID-19. You also need to know that saving yourself is saving the world.
Unisa suspends its graduation ceremonies until further notice
The University of South Africa, UNISA has suspended all graduation ceremonies due to the pandemic which led to the President of South Africa announcement on COVID-19. The graduation ceremony scheduled to take place on March 16, 2020, has now been postponed until further notice alongside with other educational activities.