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In 2021 a fire engulfed parts of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) upper campus. The devastating blaze destroyed one of the university’s libraries which housed irreplaceable collections of published materials, artworks and archival collections.
Minister Higher Education Blade Nzimande recently revealed that of every one hundred children who begin Grade 1, only twelve will enrol at a university and half will complete a qualification. Not all of those who graduate will secure employment.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) condemned the actions of protestors who disrupted an examination session on Monday. In a video shared on social media, protesters can be seen entering an examination venue and throwing examination scripts to the floor.
A memorial exhibition has been launched just over a year on from the devastating fire that ripped through the parts of the University of Cape Town's upper campus.
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