BUE PRESIDENT COVID-19 UPDATE (5)
Dear BUE Community,
I will now be providing weekly updates to the BUE community on what we are doing to deal with the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Campus Closure and Semester 2 Assessment
The Prime Minister has extended Egypt’s nationwide curfew to 23 April 2020. As a result, the BUE campus will remain closed at least until 23 April 2020. We have no information at the moment as to whether the closure period will be extended further, but students and staff will be informed immediately any further information is available. Plans for assessments for Semester 2 remain as previously reported.
Online Learning Update
We continue to monitor the effectiveness of online learning and to make improvements and enhancements based on student and staff feedback. We are grateful to students and staff for their hard work and commitment in making the difficult move from on-campus to online teaching and learning as success.
Sham El Nessim and Ramadan
Monday 20 April will be a national holiday for Sham El Nessim and no teaching will take place on that day. BUE will also move to a revised teaching timetable for Ramadan at the end of next week and students are reminded to check their BUE emails regularly for their revised teaching timetables. Staff working hours will also move to a revised timetable for Ramadan and further details will be communicated by the HR Department.
Fighting Covid-19 together
Students and staff are reminded that, as the number of infections grows around the world, the BUE community can play their part in stopping the spread of the Covid-19 virus by:
- Following good hygiene practice, especially hand washing
- Staying at home other than for essential visits to buy food, medicine and to exercise
- Practicing social distancing
I am proud of the efforts that continue to be made by the BUE community.
Professor Ahmed Hamad