Don’t expect a spot at one of Africa’s top universities if you’re not willing to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The council of the University of Cape Town (UCT) has given in-principle approval to a proposal that all staff and students must prove they’ve had a jab before they can enter campuses from January 1 2022.
UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola said this means all staff, “as a condition of being able to perform their duties”, must be vaccinated.
Likewise, “as a condition of registration”, all students would have to “provide acceptable proof of having been vaccinated against Covid-19” as the new year kicks in.
“The UCT council discussed this complex matter fully and took into consideration a range of views at a meeting on Saturday,” said Moholola.