10 Tweets About The Fact That We're Writing Finals in a Tent.

For those of you who haven’t heard, this year, UCT’s final exams will be written in a tent on the rugby field.

Yes, you’ve read that right, a tent.

In response to recent protest action, UCT’s management has decided that the best course of action is to create a new exam venue to host multiple exams at a time, with private security patrolling the perimeter of the venue. Most people would say that a large tent, a fence, private security and blocking off the whole of rugby road would be a little extra, but UCT management believe that this will provide a more secure environment in which to write our final exams.

As secure as a tent can possibly be with Upper Campus’s unpredictable climate.

Students being students, the situation was instantly made into a meme. After all, using humour to deal with uncertainty and our continuous suffering is what we do best.

I’ve compiled a list of the 10 funniest tweets I found in response to our current situation.

1. Be sure to do those last-minute exam preparations.

Early bird tickets are sold out.

2. Ensure you’ve got the necessarily equipment before entering the exam venue.

Access will not be granted without presenting your wristband.

3. Reconsidering your choice in university

…and regretting all those times you were cocky about attending UCT.

4. Be sure to wear appropriate attire.

If you thought sports centre can get a bit chilly, we can only imagine what the Rugby Field is like.

5. It’s rumoured that we’ll be getting free earplugs out of it.

We are paying thousands of Rands to be there, it’s the least they could do.

6. If you didn’t get an exemption to go to Daisy’s this year – don’t worry, Rocking the DP’s line-up looks lit.

Nadierah and the Pienaars are a personal favourite of mine.

7. Be sure to check what venues your favourite performances will take place, and as per UCT’s request, be there an hour before the time.

To ensure you get the best spot, of course.

8. Asking to go to the bathroom during an exam is already uncomfortable enough.

Will umbrellas be on hand in case of rain?

9. How we’ll be filing into venues.

*Me holding on to the last bit of motivation I have to complete this semester*

10. And of course, the thought we’ve all had but don’t want to say out loud.

It’s not wrong though.

In all seriousness, I hope everyone manages to stay strong during these trying times. I’m not sure if ethical consideration counts for anything in this situation, but I hope the principles of benefice and non-malifence apply to us all; may we gain maximum benefit and minimal harm from these final exams.