Academic continuity in the Summer (May) 2020 semester

Dear Students,

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty in the country, not only due to the effects that it has had so far on our economy, but also because the recorded cases continue to grow in number.Following the closure of the University last month, we were able to move all our classes online and complete our coursework for the semester, including the examinations, which were successfully conducted online.

I would like to thank each one of you for working hard to adapt during these challenging times. Despite the distance from each other, the perseverance shown by all of you is a testament of your determination to succeed.The situation we are in as a result of the pandemic is dynamic and ever changing, and while there is hope of finally being able to beat the virus, the possibility of returning to our normal operations in the near future is still very uncertain. We remain committed to ensuring minimal disruption to the academic progress of our students while protecting the health of our entire community.

Please be advised that the Summer semester will run from Monday, May 11 through to Tuesday, August 4, 2020 as per the Academic Calendar, with all sessions being delivered online. You are therefore advised to register for the Summer semester, and consult with your academic advisors ( ), where need be.

Faculty are already in the process of preparing next semester’s coursework as they close off on the grading of last semester’s examinations. To further improve the delivery of online learning, we will continue with the trainings for both yourselves and faculty to strengthen your use of online platforms.

As a university we are seriously affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as are other universities in the country, across the continent, and around the world. While we understand that many students may face difficulties in paying their fees due to the state of the economy, we also continue to bear costs including salaries and paying for services and licenses that enable us to remain operational including offering teaching and learning remotely.

Like every university, we continue to monitor the situation closely, especially with our status as a private university that does not receive any subsidies from the Government. To ensure that we are able to continue providing the high quality of education which has been the hallmark of our university for over 50 years, our financial policies and charges for tuition will remain the same as per the 2019/2020 Fee Schedule, with only applicable charges being applied.

We are proud of your collective determination to make this work and we look forward to a time where we will be back on campus together. In the meantime, we would like to urge you to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations that have been set out to mitigate the spread of the virus.

A similar communique has been linked here for you to share with your parents and or guardians.

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