The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande will visit Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) on Thursday the 4th of June to assess the institution's state of readiness in preparation for the gradual return of students.
During a briefing on the 23rd of May, Nzimande said that students in their final year of study, who require clinical training in their programmes may return to tertiary institutions provided that the clinical training platforms have sufficient space and can accommodate them while also adhering to the safety protocols.
This return will begin with medicine (MBChB) followed by the phasing-in of all other programmes, such as Nursing, Dental, and Veterinary Sciences.
Medical students have been returning to clinical training platforms since the 11th of May 2020 while final students in other programmes that require clinical training began returning on the 1st of June 2020.
Universities have already identified returning students at various levels of the lockdown and universities have taken the necessary health and safety measures, permissions and permits to ensure for the safety of students when travelling back to campus.