Unisa has announced that it will only have one examination period in 2021. The university's registration period is currently underway until 12 March.
In a statement released this week, the university said this will affect undergraduate and postgraduate diploma examinations.
"All undergraduate and postgraduate diploma examinations will be written in October and November 2021. Honours examinations will be written in January/February 2022."
Students will be able to access a revised timetable on myUnisa.
The university said it will continue to communicate any updates and changes with the exams.
"The university is working tirelessly to respond to the Ministerial request and to comply with South Africa's lockdown regulations."
Unisa has made a few changes this year to comply with lockdown regulations, including moving the registration system online for the 2021 academic year.
There will only be one registration period this year, as all students will have to register for all of their 2021 modules before the closing date of 12 March 2021.
Unisa will not be having a semester 2 registration period and students will not be granted registration extensions.
"If you are writing supplementary examinations in January/February 2021, you may register concurrently for the same modules, including pre-requisites and follow-on modules (for both semesters 1 & 2) by 12 March 2021.
"If you pass your supplementary examinations, the affected modules will be automatically cancelled and the fees paid credited to your account. If you fail and you wish to cancel the module, you will be liable for the cancellation fees in order to cancel the follow-on modules."