The global pandemic has had an impact on educational institutions. Nonetheless, that did not stop them from delivering education. Many institutions have resorted to providing learning for students through online and virtual approaches.
At its 375th Special Meeting held on Friday, 8th May, 2020, the Senate of the National University of Lesotho met to consider the prescriptions of the Public Health (COVID-19) Regulations 2020. Regulation 5(2) provides that “Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Tertiary Institutions shall resume classes.”
Having considered the Public Health (COVID-19) Regulations 2020, the NUL Senate made the following decisions:
- The university shall re-open for staff to come to campuses from Monday 11th May, 2020 to carry out its core activities and provide services to clients.
- Deans, Directors and Heads of Departments should ensure that their teams comply with the COVID-19 Regulations and all times.
- When coming to work and while on duty, staff members must wear masks and observe social distancing and sanitize when they board the commuter buses and at their work stations, in compliance to with COVID-19 Regulations.
- Students will continue to study online with the full guidance and support from their lecturers. Only students with special permission from the University (through the Director of Student Affairs) shall be allowed to enter the campuses.
- Students will be advised by their respective Faculties and Institutes on how their academic work will be assessed.
- A revised Almanac of Events will be circulated in due course.