FEATURED FLOW OF ACTIVITIES
President of republic of Malawi declares state of disaster, to control and avoid possible spread of codiv-19. Demands all public institutions closed and meetings of not more than 100 people
Calls for an Emergency Management meeting to map way forward following the President’s directive
Communicates to all University stakeholders on a detailed closure of the university only for students and other activities that attract large patronage.
WE HAVE TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN ALL FACE TO FACE STUDENT SERVICES
Mzuzu University has closed following a Presidential declaration of state of disaster pronounced on 20th March 2020, aimed at seriously managing the threat of the COVID-19 (Corona virus). According to the communique signed by University Registrar, Yonamu Ngwira, the following announcements have been made regarding the closure and the same in compliance with the same by the University Council:
a) Cohorts 4, 6 and 7 ODeL students currently on GIS, science and map reading practicals at the Campus shall have to leave the campus for their respective homes by close of business on Monday, 23rd March 2020 after completing clearance forms. Staff in hostels, academic and other service departments including the Library will be available to clear students from 8.00am;
b) All Nursing and Midwifery students supposed to be reporting for classes or examinations on campus shall be required to leave the campus for their respective homes by close of business on Monday, 23rd March 2020;
c) Cohort 8 ODeL students who were expected to arrive on 30th March 2020 for orientation are being informed of postponement;
d) The deferred and supplementary examinations for ODeL students which were supposed to take place from 6th to 10th April 2020 are being postponed;
e) End of semester examinations for ODeL continuing students which were supposed to take place from 13th to 24th April 2020 are being postponed;
f) The opening date for the second semester of the face-to-face students, which was supposed to be on 27th April 2020, will be postponed;
g) A meeting of Management with Deans, Heads and Coordinators of postgraduste programmes will be held on Monday, 23rd March 2020 in the University Board Room at 8.00am to determine the course(s) of action regarding postgraduate programmes.
This means that the University’s Academic Calendar will be revised. All the deferred academic activities will be re-scheduled. New dates will depend on announcements from Government on the state of disaster.
University business through its departments will continue with necessary caution. Any reviews will be announced as situations shall dictate. Management is putting in place appropriate guidelines and measures for prevention and management of COVID-19 at the University as a work place. These are being finalized and will be announced in due course.
Mzuzu University appeals to all students, staff and members of the University community to observe the preventive measures announced by Government.