Despite delays caused by the national Covid-19 lockdown, the University of Fort Hare’s (UFH) new 2,047-bed student village will reach completion in December 2020. The new residence was unveiled at a roof-wetting ceremony, attended by vice chancellor of the university Professor Sakhela Buhlungu, contributing SMMEs from the local community, and members of the Alice business community. The development aims to address a major accommodation shortage at the university.
“Covid-19 has placed higher education in a state of flux, and there are many uncertainties about the future of face-to-face teaching and class sizes moving forward. One thing that is certain, however, is that students will always need good on-campus accommodation,” Buhlungu said.
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