Laptop and connectivity project
In the context of the nationwide lockdown and other additional, but necessary safety measures, the need to support our staff to keep the academic project alive, and to support our students to keep on learning – despite unprecedented trials - is now greater than ever. In an effort to facilitate continued academic learning during this time, the University has opted to carry on its teaching and learning activities through an online mode of delivery. In preparation for this, the University conducted an online learning readiness survey among its students. A large number of students indicated that they do not have the necessary devices or network connection to facilitate online learning.
- Zero-rated access to our relevant sub-domains. This means that our staff and students will be able to access study material and information from our website and the online learning management system, eFundi, at no charge.
- The procurement of data packages for students at a cost to the university.
At the centre of our teaching and learning strategy is our unwavering commitment to ensuring equitable access to all our students. Despite the challenges that accompany the COVID-19 disruption, the University will continue to do everything within its power to enable every student to successfully complete the academic year.
Request for support
Driven by our commitment towards social justice and an ethic of care, the University has finalised plans for the procurement of laptops for students. However, we have realised that our resources might not be sufficient to cover all students in need. To bridge this gap, we would like to request you to join us in making a difference at a time when our country needs it the most. Please support us with funding to procure the necessary equipment for our students. Alternatively, you can also donate any laptops – in good working condition – to our cause.
Subject to conditions, an 18A Tax certificate or BBBEE letter will be provided to all our donors.
For enquiries and the delivery of used laptops, please send an email to Celeste Rossouw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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