The interim Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Johannesburg says they boycott online learning which is set to commence on the 20th of April 2020, due to the extension of lockdown.
“In line with the President’s announcement to extend the lockdown, such measures put us at a very difficult position to implement the online learning which is set to commence on the 20th of April 2020,” they said.
The SRC also adds that many students do not have access to devices, internet and most importantly, their homes do not favor learning, a factor which could result in failure and academic exclusion.
Johannesburg University’s SRC want all online activities to be suspended during the duration of lockdown until the 30th of April 2020.
“This action will present the management with the assistance of the SRC to distribute resources such as devices, data and other study materials to needy students before the commencement of online learning,” noted the SRC.
The Students Representative Council also added that during online learning, there should be no assessments taking place including submission of assignments and tests.