Student unions have slammed the decision of the senate of the Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK) to only allow vaccinated and Covid recovering students to attend lessons in-person in September.
Students announced they will stage a protest against the “unacceptable” decision next Wednesday, Philenews reports.
The senate on Tuesday announced that students may attend in-person classes if they have proof of prior infection or vaccination while those who do not will only be permitted to follow classes online.
And that all final exams will take place in-person with the requirement of a SafePass as set out by the Health Ministry.
Students who are unable to receive the Covid-19 vaccination on medical grounds will be eligible to attend classes in-person. But only if they take a Covid-19 test every 72 hours with both PCR and rapid tests accepted.
The university justified its decision saying that despite the very high vaccination coverage of over 90 per cent of the population, the 18-24 age group has a coverage of about 50 per cent.
Moreover, all teachers will have to have proof of prior infection – in the last six months – or vaccination at least the first dose with three weeks having passed.