The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has set dates for opening of the 2021 academic year with first year and newly selected mature students expected to report on campus on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
According to a statement from the university, the team that is coming on February 21 will undergo an orientation exercise between February 22 and 26.
“Orientation is a very important exercise that is mandatory for all new students. As such, they are requested to ensure that they do not miss this activity,” reads the statement in part, adding that classes for all continuing students are expected to start on March 1, 2021.
The university also adds that it is monitoring the Covid-19 second wave and as such it would communicate the mode of teaching and learning in due course.
“However, the University is preparing for potential changes to teaching and learning approaches,” it adds.
“As all students are aware, Malawi has been hit by a second wave of Covid-19 which unfortunately is proving to be more deadly and faster in its transmission. As such, the University has put in place strict and stringent measures to curb the spread of the virus on and off campus for students.”
Among others, students are required to observe issues of social distancing, mandatory wearing of masks and handwashing or sanitizing, as these will be strictly enforced.
“The University hospital will also be testing all patients who present with known Covid-19 symptoms to ensure that spread of
the virus is controlled at the earliest stage possible. This means that as they come on campus, all students are required to bring masks, hand sanitisers and be prepared to follow these stringent measures without any exception,” the statement advises.
On fees payments, MUST is reminding all students that the “no fees, no registration” policy still stands and as such, all students are required to pay fees for them to get registered.