Long wait for Nust students

The earliest the university could see some students returning to campus will be around 3 August.

05 June 2020 | Education

STAFF REPORTER

WINDHOEK



The Namibian University of Science and Technology (Nust) says students will not be able to return to campus before 3 August.

Under stage three of the coronavirus emergency regulations, face-to-face instruction may resume in June, but it must follow strict health guidelines.

For example, no more than 50 students are allowed in class and there must be a distance of at least 1.5 metres between persons. The wearing of masks is mandatory.

“Considering the work that still needs to be done and precautions we have to put in place, we estimate that the earliest we could begin to see some students returning to campus will be around 3 August 2020,” the university said in a statement.



Hostel accommodation

Nust students will receive an offer to return to residence and allocation of accommodation will be based on the number of students that the institution can safely accommodate under the Covid-19 regulations.

“We will notify the groups of students who will be invited to return, and the dates on which they can be back on campus.

Students who do not receive an invitation from the university to return to the hostels should please remain at home and continue to study as before in remote learning.”



Catching up

The statement said Nust is aware that some students may not have had access to facilities required to learn from home and consequently may have missed the entire first semester.

The university will announce remedial arrangements for such students before the semester ends, after a comprehensive analysis of the situation.

More details on the resumption of the academic year are available on Nust's official Facebook page.

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