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No exams on religious holidays: UCT

Following a petition against examinations taking place on religious holidays by a group of students from diverse religious backgrounds, the University of Cape Town  released an exam timetable showing exam-free days during Eid- ul-Fitr and Diwali.

UCT Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) current affairs head Aaliyah Vayej said she was overjoyed with the decision, which came after years of engaging with campus administration.

She said “No students should have to choose between academic aspirations and religious beliefs. I wrote an exam on Eid last year and this year. It’s not ideal when you’re under academic pressure and have to perform in that environment,”


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