Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is set to reopen its doors to staff and students on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 in line with the restrictions imposed on the higher education sector.
In a communication to the University community, Professor Marcus Ramogale, Acting Vice-Chancellor at MUT, informed staff and students that the MUT management has decided that:
- University will re-open on 17 June 2020, for one-third of staff members, both administrative and academic. Administrative and academic HoDs will be requested to identify these staff members in accordance with their departmental work plans and priorities.
- Clinical training students will also return on 17 June 2020.
- Exit level students, who will be identified by respective HoDs and the Registrar, will return on 1 July 2020.
- Other students will return as the country moves into Levels 2 and 1.
Professor Ramogale explained that the decision on reopening was a result of plans submitted by the Remote Learning Task Team and the COVID-19 Task Team which were both approved by the University’s Executive Management Committee.
“The purpose of the plans developed by the task teams is to restore our academic programme and to prepare for your safe return to campus,” said Professor Ramogale. “Saving the academic year and protecting all of you against getting infected with the Coronavirus is of great importance to us.”
The university is busy concluding its final preparation before staff and students gradually return back to the University and its residences.