PRESIDENT’S UPDATE – OCTOBER 2020
Dear Students, Parents and Staff,
I wish to clarify the position of Raffles University in the light of recent newspaper reports on the rising cases of COVID-19 in Malaysia and the Government’s policy to not impose another lockdown, and a recent announcement by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
The recent announcement by the MOHE applies to universities who are starting their new semester in October. Raffles University started its semester in September, so the new announcement does not apply to us.
Raffles University is fully complying with a previous MOHE order that allows face-to-face teaching on campus from 1 October. This order has not been rescinded. Raffles University will continue with blended learning, which incorporates both face to face and online learning, until further announcements by the MOHE.
We have put in place Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone in the Raffles community. We are monitoring the effectiveness of these procedures on a daily basis. We have contingency plans in place if we need to change procedures to provide better protection.
We are doing our best to balance students’ need to continue learning in an effective way and ensuring the health and wellbeing of everyone in the Raffles community.
Take care and be safe. Please adhere to the SOP’s to protect yourself and others around you.
Professor Dr. Graeme Britton
President, Raffles University.