Revised 2020 Academic Calendar due to COVID-19 - Date: 20 May 2020
ICT Support for Students during Lockdown Stage 2 - Date: 18 May 2020
NUST COVID-19 Stage 2 of Restrictions: Staff Measure # 11 - Date: 02 May 2020
NUST Returning Calendar for Academic Staff and Students- Date: 01 May 2020
Certificate Notice for April 2020 Graduates- Date: 29 April 2020
COVID-19 Lockdown Measure #10- Date: 21 April 2020
COVID-19 Lockdown Measure #9- Date: 14 April 2020
COVID-19 Message To Students And Staff Measure #8- Date: 08 April 2020
AVC Internal Memo: COVID-19 Lockdown Critical Staff Measure #7- Date: 07 April 2020
Memo - COVID-19 Measurements #6 - Date: 27 March 2020
DICT | COVID-19 Services - Date: 27 March 2020
Namibia Lockdown Guidelines and Regulations - Date: 27 March 2020
Memo - COVID-19 Measurements #5 - Date: 25 March 2020
Memo - COVID-19 Measurements #4 - Date: 24 March 2020
NUST Management COVID-19 Measurements #3 - Date: 17 March 2020
Staff Absence from Work - Date: 16 March 2020
Keeping the workplace safe - Date: 16 March 2020
ICT SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS DURING LOCKDOWN STAGE 2
In In line with Namibia’s Stage 2 COVID-19 restrictions, the campus will remain closed to all students until further notice.
During this partial lockdown, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) remains committed to ensuring that students receive the relevant ICT support.
The ICT Support Officers at the i-Café (Library) are equipped to operate remotely via telephone, WhatsApp and e-mail (see details below).
The following services will be available:
- Resetting students’ webmail/Microsoft Teams, domain, e-learning (Moodle)and kiosk passwords
- Installation of Microsoft Office 365
The team will operate from Monday to Friday, 07:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:30.
COVID-19 Frequently asked questions from staff and students
As you are aware, the COVID-19 viral outbreak is adversely affecting various socio-economic activities globally, and with reports about the increasing number of people testing positive, it is anticipated that this may have a significant impact on the University’s operations. To this end, here are some answers to a number of frequently asked questions:
Q. When are classes resuming?
A. Remote learning, teaching and assessment commenced on Monday 11 May 2020.
Q. What measures are in place for students who do not have computers at home?
A. Students are advised to communicate with their lecturers or Faculty officers to make provisions for those without the necessary resources to do their coursework.
Q. What will happen to engineering students who are required to perform practicals for their courses?
A. All practical courses will be administrated by the lecturers teaching the specific courses. The University 2020 academic calendar outlines that as from 03 June 2020 onwards, practical courses will be on offer. Students will be informed accordingly as the date approaches.
Furthermore, should face-to-face lessons not resume in the near future, students will be divided into small group of ten or less to complete their practicals.
Q. Are students allowed to come to campus for administration related queries?
A. As from 16 April, the Office of the Registrar began providing full registry services to students electronically. To this end, confirmation letters, proof of registrations, official transcript, etc are available by making such requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Where a fee is required, students are required to include the proof of payment which will be verified by the Finance Department.
Q. Will students without internet facilities at home be allowed to access the outside Library area?
A. Stage 2 of the lockdown does not make provision for students on campus. For this reason, students will not have access to such services until further notice.
Q. Are there any changes in the Awards Ceremony and Graduation dates?
A. Yes, the Graduation ceremonies, initially scheduled for 29 and 30 April, have been moved to October 2020. This means they will now coincide with the Graduation Ceremony that traditionally takes place in October. Therefore, in total, there will be three ceremonies in that month.
The Awards Ceremony that was slated for 27 April has also been moved to October 2020, the logistical details will be communicated at a later stage.
Q. Where can I find information about the COVID-19, such as symptoms and prevention tips?
A. There is still a lot of research being conducted to understand the virus and the health organisations are working tirelessly to ensure the public stays informed. Kindly follow these links of the Ministry of Health and Social Services; the World Health Organisation (WHO); and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), for symptoms and prevention tips
Q. How can I reach the University for Information specifically related to COVID-19?
A. You can call the University on the Hotline 081 2954650 and/or follow this link https://www.nust.na/?q=coronavirus
Q. Is the Library open?
A. The Library will be closed and all services will be provided online. Fortunately, you can access a wide variety electronic journals and books by visiting http://library.nust.na/?q=e-resources-campus-access
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