Students from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) with the assistance of the Socio-Economics Rights Institute (Seri), have applied for an interdict in the High Court in Johannesburg, to prevent the university from commencing with its end-of-year examinations on Thursday. The parties are asking for a postponement of at least two weeks. The application will be heard on Monday. In her founding affidavit‚ Seadimo Tlale‚ a final year LLB student and one of the students bringing the application‚ argues that students have been left with very little time to prepare for the final examinations‚ and therefore asks that the court postpone the commencement of the exams by at least two weeks. "If the examination were to continue on that date it would have the inevitable consequences that the vast majority of students will either fail (or substantially underachieve) or‚ to avoid that consequence‚ the university will have to impose a general increase in the marks of all students‚" she said i...

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