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Providing you are registered and have a qualifying class mark (DP), then you can still write the exam. Given the challenges of the past months, NMMU is endeavouring to do all that it can to ensure that you have the opportunities to complete your academic year. Please arrive at the venue two hours before the exam to ensure that you can be seated in time.

The official November / December exams are from 25 November to 15 December. The January option runs from 9 to 24 January.

Many of the exams will be held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Students will receive confirmation of their venues on a need-to-know basis.

Most NMMU exams will take place in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium where there is a strong security presence. There is strict entry and exit control to the stadium in line with the stadium security arrangements. There are also CCTV cameras throughout the stadium and in each of the examination venues.

If you forget your card, or have lost it, please report to the mobile station at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium where a new card can be printed to enable you to write your exams. R100 payment for the card will automatically be taken off your student account. In order to get your new card, however, you must have proof of identification, such as an ID, passport (international students only) or a driver’s license. Only original documents are accepted or only recent proof of registration printed on an NMMU letterhead will be accepted.

The stadium is a large facility with examination venues spread throughout it. Apart from the necessary strict entry and exit control which takes time, students will need time to find their exam venues and settle down before writing. Given the distance in reaching your venue, it is also advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes. The chief invigilator will indicate when students can enter the actual venue.

No cellphones, MP3 players, electronice translators and the like are allowed to be used by you during examinations. If you normally use a cellphone to read the time, please use an alternative method or ask the invigilator to keep you informed as to the time.

For security reasons, no students will be permitted to leave the venue until the end of the exam. Students will be expected to all leave at the same time at the end of the exam.

There is ample parking around the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, just as there is for all major sporting events and music concerts.

Access to the stadium is via the Milner Road entrance towards the North End Lake. This entrance has been specifically marked for NMMU students.

As per normal stadium rules, do not bring any sharp objects (eg scissors, umbrellas, penknives) or glass bottles in your cases, bags or backpacks.

In keeping with the stadium rules, you may only smoke outside the building.

Just as the shuttle operated during the teaching and learning period at the stadium, so it will work during the exam period (see shuttle schedule above).

The exams are on level 4 of the stadium in the North and South corridors as well as on level 5, in the East lounges (1 2 and 3) and South lounges. Marshalls (NMMU volunteer staff) and security personnel will be on hand to assist all students. Please ask them for help.

The provisional exam results will be released on 21 December.

Official exam results are no longer posted to students. Should you require a hard copy to submit to your employer, you may request it from an examination office at no cost to you.

It is your responsibility to obtain your results, especially to ascertain if a special or re-examination has been awarded to you. Exam results can be obtained from the following places:

  • NMMU website
  • Student portal
  • ITS student enabler
  • SMS (please ensure that your cell number is correct on the student database)

January 2017 examinations will take place between 9 and 24 January 2017, inclusive. This includes the Novembver/December re-examination period too.

Re-examinations for the January exams take place betweem 9 and 17 February 2017, inclusive.

No date has yet been advised, but as soon as this information is made available it will be shared.

Appointments to view exam scripts must be made at least 48 hours in advance. The process and viewing and applications for re-marking will only start after the January exam period. Students will be notified of these dates. Thereafter, students will be informed individually by an examinations officer about the outcome of the application(s) as soon as the remarking results are available.

Should you have any questions please consult the examination rules in the General Prospectus available on the student portal or mail exams@nmmu.ac.za

NMMU is hoping to accommodate all students whose rents expire at the end of January on campus in residences or in accredited off-campus accommodation. As many students living here have opted to write in January, there will be vacancies. The public has also offered “home-stays” to those students affected by the extended exam period.

Unfortunately, the offer to assist students with alternative accommodation is only during the December exam period since most students’ leases expire at the end of November. Students will need to find their own accommodation if they are returning to write their 2016 exams in January.

Please email Offcampus.accommodation@nmmu.ac.za or call 041 – 504 4735/6 for assistance. As you will appreciate, this is a huge logistical challenge so you’re timeous co-operation will be much appreciated. The onus is on you to do this by end of business on Friday, 25 November.