Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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UCT one rubber-stamp away from ‘no jab, no entry’ policy from 2022

Don’t expect a place in one of the best universities in Africa if you don’t want to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

The advice of The University of Cape Town (UCT) has basically agreed to a proposal that all employees and students must prove that they have received a vaccination before they can enter campus from January 1, 2022.

< span> UCT spokesman Elijah Moholola said this means that all employees must be vaccinated “as a condition for performing their duties”.

Also “as a prerequisite for enrollment”, all students would have to provide “acceptable evidence that they are vaccinated against Covid-19” at the beginning of the new year. < / p>

“The UCT Council discussed this complex issue at length and took into account a number of views at a meeting on Saturday,” said Moholola.

A committee is set up to “develop the operational details required to implement the campus access permit”. This includes guidelines for exemption from the requirement.

“The UCT Executive Board must advise the council . Report back to the December meeting, “he said.

UCT staff and students were invited to complete a short survey on the matter and the majority supported a mandatory vaccination policy for UCT. This came after a Senate vote in September resulted in an 83 percent majority in favor of binding policy.

“The UCT Community of Hope at Die Vaccination Center Forest Hill Residence, with access from Broad Street, is open to employees, students and the general public, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, ”said Moholola.

“If the center is open on a specific Saturday, this will be announced on UCT’s social media channels.”