MSU Late Registration Final Year Students Fail To Sit For Their Final Exams - Report
Some Midlands State University final year students will rue the day they registered late for their courses as they failed to sit for their final exams this week as they were told they were not registered, The Herald reports.
Some of the students who were affected by the development spoke to the publication and said:
The examinations started on Monday at our Zvishavane campus but we were shocked when were barred from entering the examination room and the invigilators claimed that we were not registered. They said only those who were sitting the exams had registered on or before May 31, 2020. Technically, they were saying we had not paid our fees in full because it is not possible to register before paying the full fees.
Some of us are from Harare. I had come with food and accommodation money to last the two weeks of examinations but now that we have been barred from writing exams I don’t even know how long I will be here. Everyone knows the challenges that were brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and we were supposed to be allowed to just write our exams and pay later.
When contacted for comment the university’s public relations director, Mrs Mirirai Mawere said they had made separate arrangements for those who registered early and those who registered late:
No one will be denied the chance to write. The only issue is that the institution had already done the sitting arrangements in adherence to the social distancing measures with the list of students who had registered by 31 May 2020. We are arranging that and we have communicated all this information to the students via our website and our Facebook page. They must be in the know,
Final year students are supposed to graduate in December 2020.
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