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.
Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Cases and Recoveries - Date: 10 September 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Cases - Date: 03 September 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Cases - Date: 24 August 2020
Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases - Date: 17 August 2020
AVC Internal Memo: Stage 3-State of Emergency COVID-19 Regulations
- Date: 14 August 2020
AVC Internal Memo Two (2) Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Cases - Date: 14 August 2020
Internal Memo: One (1) Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Case and One (1) Presumptive Case
- Date: 10 August 2020
Update: Positive COVID-19 Test Results - Date: 09 August 2020
AVC Memo: Two (2) Presumptive Cases Of COVID-19 - Date: 07 August 2020
AVC Memo: Update COVID-19 Test Results - Date: 05 August 2020
AVC Internal Memo: Presumptive Case of COVID-19 - Date: 03 August 2020
AVC MEMO: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 - Date: 28 July 2020
AVC Internal Memo: Revised 2020 Academic Calendar due to COVID-19 - Date: 16 July 2020
AVC External Memo: Presumptive Case of COVID-19 Negative - Date: 14 July 2020
AVC Internal Memo: Stage 4 State of Emergency COVID-19 Regulations - Date: 13 July 2020
AVC Memo: Presumptive Case of COVID-19 - Date: 10 July 2020
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
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
CONFIRMED COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES AND RECOVERIES 10-09-2020
Dear Staff and Students,
The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), hereby informs its campus community and the public that one (1) staff member from the Namibia Energy Institute (NEI) received a positive test result for COVID-19 on 10 September 2020.
On another note, I am pleased to announce that we have seven (7) recoveries. These are from the previously confirmed cases in the following departments/faculties: International Relations (IR); Architecture and Spatial Planning (ASP); Office of the Registrar (REG); Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DTVET); Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI), and Centre for Enterprise Development (CED).
Cumulative Confirmed Cases - 15
Newly Confirmed Cases - 1
Cumulative Recovery Cases - 7
Active Cases - 8
No staff/student is allowed to frequent public places whilst in self-isolation, or awaiting test results, unless doing so for medical purposes. In addition, NUST will regard this self-isolation period as special leave with pay. Should a staff/student violate the condition of isolation, NUST reserve the right to institute disciplinary actions. This provision also applies to anyone reporting a false case of Covid-19.
Campus security is instructed to ensure that all persons entering the NUST campus premises must wear a facemask, sanitise their hands regularly, maintain a social distance of not less than two (2) metres and that their body temperature is tested. Furthermore, anyone who exhibits symptoms associated with the virus is reminded to immediately report to the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Toll-Free number 0800 100 100.
The University will continuously keep stakeholders updated on any significant developments with respect to these alerts.
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