PRESS RELEASE: RE-OPENING OF THE UNIVERSITY


PRESS RELEASE: RE-OPENING OF THE UNIVERSITY

PRESS RELEASE

RE-OPENING OF THE UNIVERSITY

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) would like to inform all its students that following an announcement by the Malawi Government to re-open all education institutions, the University will open for the teaching and learning in phases.  Group one classes will commence on Monday, 14th September, 2020 while classes for group two will commence on Monday, 9th November, 2020.  The re-opening of the University shall be guided by the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

  1. Calendar for the 2019/20 second semester

The calendar for the 2019/20 second semester teaching and learning will be as below:

(i)Group 1

  • BME 4-5, CHE 4-5, MME 4-5, CSS 3-4, BIT 3-4
  • GIS 3-4, DRM 3-4, ESC 3-4, MEC 3-4, WQM 3, SES 3
  • MMB 3-4, BSS 3
  • BIK 3
No Activity Date (s)
1 Opening of second semester3rd August,  2020
2 Opening for face-to-face teaching14th September, 2020
3 Practicals/Presentations/Projects21th Sept to 2nd Oct 2020
4 Study week19th to 23rd  October 2020
5 End of Semester Examinations26th Oct  to 30th Oct 2020
6 End of Semester30th October  2020

(ii)Group 2

• BME 1-3, CHE 1-3, MME 1-3, TXE 1-2, MNE 1-2
• CSS 1-2, BIT 1-2
• GIS 1-2, DRM 1-2, ESC 1-2, MEC 1-2, WQM 1-2, PRE 1-2,
SES 1-2
• MMB 1-2, BSS 1-2, IMV 1-2, DGI 1-2
• BIK 1-2, BAM 1-2
• *ESC 3-4, GIS-4, MEC 4; BIT 4 & CSS 4 (Additional 6 weeks)

No Activity Date (s)
1 Opening of second semester24th August 2020
2 Opening for face to face9th  November, 2020
3 Practicals/Presentations16th Nov to 27th Nov 2020
4 Study week   *ESC 3-4, GIS-4, MEC 4; BIT 4 & CSS 414th to 17th Dec 2020   9th November, 2020 *Extended Semester begin
5 End of Semester Examinations18th to 24th  December 2020
6 End of Semester24th December, 2020

All students are being requested to take note that while Group 1 is on campus, Group 2 will continue with e-learning up until they return to the University on 9th November, 2020 to continue with the semester.

  1. Measures to be undertaken

Management wishes to inform all students that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been developed to guide the University in its operations during the Covid-19 pandemic. These SOPs will be shared with students prior to their arrival on campus.   Management shall, however, undertake the following as part of Covid-19 preventive measures:

  • Disinfect the University premises
  • Engage food service providers to ensure that they are in compliance with Covid-19 preventive measures
  • Engage and train the surrounding community on Covid-19
  • Screen all students by taking temperature readings before boarding the University bus in Limbe and on arrival at MUST campus
  • Record students’ history for possible Covid-19 exposure on campus
  • Provide handwashing facilities in strategic places. However, each student is expected to bring at least one bottle of sanitizer with them for their personal use.
  • Enforce temperature checking before classes on a daily basis
  • Enforce mandatory wearing of face masks at all times except when taking meals. As such, all students are expected to bring a minimum of three reusable face masks.
  • Arrival of students on campus

To avoid overcrowding on University buses, Management has arranged that students should arrive on campus as follows:

(1) GROUP 1

SATURDAY:  12TH SEPTEMBER, 2020

Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Security (CSS 3)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Security (CSS 4)
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology (BIT 3)
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology (BIT 4)
Bachelor of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BME 4)
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Climate Sciences (MEC 3)
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Climate Sciences (MEC 4)
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems  (SES 3)
Bachelor of Science in Water Quality and Management  (WQM 3)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology (MMB 3)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology (MMB 4)

SUNDAY:  13TH SEPTEMBER, 2020

Bachelor of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BME 5)
Bachelor of Engineering Chemical Engineering (BME 4)
Bachelor of Engineering Chemical Engineering (BME 5)
Bachelor of Engineering Metallurgy and Materials  Engineering (MME 4)
Bachelor of Engineering Metallurgy and Materials  Engineering (MME 5)
Bachelor of Science in Geo-Information and Earth Observation  (GIS 3)
Bachelor of Science in Geo-Information and Earth Observation  (GIS 4)
Bachelor of Science in Disaster Risk Management (DRM 3)
Bachelor of Science in Disaster Risk Management (DRM 4)
Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences (ESC 3)
Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences (ESC 4)
Bachelor of Science in Sports Sciences (SS 3)
Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKSP3)
  • GROUP 2

SATURDAY: 7TH NOVEMBER, 2020

Bachelor of Arts in African Musicology (BAM 1)
Bachelor of Arts in African Musicology (BAM2)
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology (BIT 1)
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology (BIT 2)
Bachelor of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BME1)
Bachelor of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BME2)
Bachelor of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BME3)
Bachelor of Engineering Chemical Engineering (CHE1)
Bachelor of Engineering Chemical Engineering (CHE2)
Bachelor of Engineering Chemical Engineering (CHE3)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Security (CSS1)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Security (CSS2)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging (DGI1)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging (DGI2)
Bachelor of Science in Disaster Risk Management (DRM1)
Bachelor of Science in Disaster Risk Management (DRM2)
Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences (ESC1)
Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences (ESC2)

SUNDAY: 8TH NOVEMBER, 2020

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Climate Science  (MEC1)
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Climate Science  (MEC 2)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology (MMB 1)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology (MMB 2)
Bachelor of Engineering Metallurgy and Materials  Engineering (MME1)
Bachelor of Engineering Metallurgy and Materials  Engineering (MME2)
Bachelor of Engineering Metallurgy and Materials  Engineering (MME3)
Bachelor of Engineering Manufacturing  Engineering (MNE1)
Bachelor of Engineering Manufacturing  Engineering (MNE2)
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Resources (Oil & Gas)  (PRE1)
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Resources (Oil & Gas)   (PRE2)
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems  (SES1)
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems  (SES2)
Bachelor of Science in Sports Sciences (SS1)
Bachelor of Science in Sports Sciences (SS2)
Bachelor of Engineering Textile Engineering (TXE1)
Bachelor of Engineering Textile Engineering (TXE2)
Bachelor of Science in Water Quality and Management  (WQM1)
Bachelor of Science in Water Quality and Management  (WQM2)
Bachelor of Science in Geo-Information and Earth Observation  (GIS1)
Bachelor of Science in Geo-Information and Earth Observation  (GIS2)
Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKSP1)
Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKSP2)
Bachelor of Science in Immunology (IMV1)
Bachelor of Science in Immunology (IMV2)
  1.  Postgraduate students

All postgraduate students are being informed that they should report for on-campus teaching and learning on 28th September, 2020.  Students are being requested to contact the Director for Research and Postgraduate Studies on the teaching timetables.

All students are being informed that since the University will be operating under Covid-19 conditions, the MUST Students’ Rules and Regulations are being revised to ensure safety for both students and staff. The amended version will be shared with students. Any violation of the revised Rules and Regulation will be treated as a serious disciplinary matter.

For further enquiry, please contact the Deputy University Registrar through the following address:

The Deputy University Registrar

Malawi University of Science and Technology

P O Box 5196

Limbe

Tel:  01 478 242 during working hours or through email:  registrar@must.ac.mw