Here is a short video about how a couple of things that have changed on campus, as part of our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Department of Student Services External Memo: Sponsorship Request - Date: 06 July 2020
Student Credit During COVID 19 Period - Date: 30 June 2020
Amendment Form Semester 1 2020 - Date: 30 June 2020
Memo: Student Credit During COVID 19 Period - Date: 26 June 2020
Access to NUST Windhoek Campus - Date: 22 June 2020
AVC Memo NUST: Requirements for COVID-19 Prevention: Safety Protocols - Date: 16 June 2020
Phased Return of Students for Face-To-Face Teaching and Learning - Date: 10 June 2020
ICT Support for Students during Lockdown Stage 3 - Date: 5 June 2020
Guidelines for Stage 3 under COVID-19 State of Emergency - Date: 1 June 2020
ICT Support for Students during Lockdown Stage 2 - Date: 26 May 2020
Revised 2020 Academic Calendar due to COVID-19 - Date: 20 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
ON BEHALF OF THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES: SPONSORSHIP REQUEST
Dear NUST Staff and Students,
Central to our mission at NUST is to provide equal opportunities to all students in Namibia. However, it is a fact that students who grow up in poverty tend to have less access to higher education. This severely limits their chances of leaving poverty in their adult life. The first step assisting these young people to succeed in life is to open access to higher institutions like NUST.
As COVID-19 sweeps the world, our institution closed its doors and migrated to online learning, forcing both staff and students to turn to their personal computers and home internet access to finish their assignments. The abrupt pivot to fully remote work and at-home learning is testing even those with the latest equipment. But what about those without computers at home?
Although many disadvantaged students are fit to enter our institution, they are faced with a myriad of financial and other challenges. Half of our challenge as an institution is assisting students from low-income backgrounds to get into NUST, but the other half is helping them succeed to graduation, once admitted.
In response to the COVID-19, the student leaders are concerned that with the commencement of online learning, which is a good tool to embrace, NUST is currently not adequately equipped to ensure success in online learning, as our students are currently struggling with connectivity and devices. The inclusivity of the online initiative is therefore questioned as the most vulnerable and poor students are left behind. For these students, connectivity and a laptop could be the difference between passing and failing their courses. Many of these student’s parents recently lost jobs because of the COVID pandemic, making it impossible for them to buy a laptop when they most needed one. With so many new difficulties stemming from the pandemic, a laptop is a pragmatic way to help students overcome a major challenge.
It is against this background that the NUST SRC embarked on an initiative to humbly request staff members and students to donate unused devices (laptops and tablets) to needy NUST students. These donations can be made through the Department: Students Services, who in conjunction with the SRC will be responsible for the redistribution of the devices.
The following persons could be contacted in this regard:
SRC for Finance: Ms. Shante Mahalie
Cell: +264 81 6527 439
SRC for Information and Publicity: Ms. Pamoritha Keister
Cell: +264 81 4879 942
SRC for External Affairs and Liaison: Mr. Patrick David
Cell: +264 81 7040 691
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 will students return to campus?
A. A number of students who need access laboratories for practical lessons etc. have returned to campus. They were individually notified. The return of students who do not fall into this category will happen gradually in phases and this will be communicated accordingly as time progresses.
Q. How will the face-to-face resumption of classes take place in light of the COVID-19 pandemic?
A. There will be a limited number of students per lecture/group and everyone must observe social distancing protocols of at least 1 metre, at all times. This is in line with the national COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
Q. Once face-to-face learning resumes, will online teaching and learning come to an end?
A. No. Remote learning and teaching will continue even when face-to-face learning commences. Students, who did not receive an invitation from the University to return to the hostels, should remain at home and continue to study through online remote learning.
Q. What are the guidelines when entering the campus/regional centre premises?
A. All students and staff should make sure that they have their facemasks on and their student or staff cards on them. The security personnel will take their details, check their temperature and sanitise their hands. Furthermore, upon entering the buildings, all students and staff must fill-in a log book.
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 2954 650 and/or follow this link https://www.nust.na/?q=coronavirus
NOTE: For NUST Announcements on COVID-19 visit https://www.nust.na/?q=coronavirus and follow us on our social media platforms