NUST extends mid-term break

NUST extends mid-term break
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The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has extended its mid-term break following the announcement that more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed locally.
The recess was scheduled to end on Friday, 27 March but it has now been extended to 16 April 2020.
A statement issued by NUST on Tuesday said the extension will have significant but manageable, repercussions on the university’s operations but the safety of staff and students remain a top priority.
Several full-time and exchange international students have returned to their respective countries until further notice, it said.
“The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration is attending to some international students who have not obtained their study permits to ensure their smooth return to their respective countries if they wish to leave Namibia,” it added.
The statement further said cleaning methodologies have been upgraded and additional sanitation teams are stationed at each campus entrance, during and after the mid-term break. Similarly, hygiene and security staff have been briefed on prevention methodologies.
The NUST Hotel School will remain open and will operate a few staff members on duty. Meals are prepared on order only and the tables have been set in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
“Academic updates for all students will be circulated as soon as possible,” said the statement.