COVID-19 Updates- 21 May 2020

Updates from the Deputy Vice Chancellor-Student Journey, Dr. Suseela Balakrishnan

Dear Students,

COVID-19 cases in Oman have been consistently fluctuating for the past 2 weeks with 372 new cases and 4519 active cases. While this is not the best news to end the week before Eid, it is really important that all of us take extra precautions during this festive period to ensure we continue following all health, safety and social distancing measures.

To the undergraduate students,  most of you have completed your exams, well done on managing to submit all your assessments online-it’s time for a well deserved break. For the few who still have a few more papers to go, keep up the hard work and best of luck.

Student Clubs & Activities

  • Event Organizers’ Club is holding their 4th and last  Online  Ramadhan Session today around successful stories entitled “From Small Projects to Big Companies” on their Instagram Account. (posters attached).
  • Media Club will close the participation door  today to  their first photography competition for best photo describing the Coronavirus Situation (poster attached).
  • The Theater club is also hosting a ‘Eid Virtual Greetings’ get-together on Eid day at 9.30p.m. Be sure to join us at this auspicious event. Stay tuned for details of this in a separate email.

Last but not least, on behalf of Muscat University Staff, please allow me to wish all of you and your families a week of joy, grace and peace ahead- Eid Mubarak!

For further support for your learning and other matters, please reach out to us through the channels below.

If you are worried that you many be infected with COVID-19, please call one of the following hotlines.

  • Ministry of Health National Hotline: +968 9219 9389
  • Muscat 90924212, 24707264
  • South al Batinah 72145603, 26877470
  • North al Batinah 98818166, 26845168
  • Al Buraimi 71555520, 25657147
  • Al Dhahira  91789500, 25685912
  • Al Dhakhliyah 90922261, 25228493
  • North al Sharqiyah 99101292, 25576891
  • South al Sharqiyah 71742120, 25543996
  • Al Wusta 99342885
  • Dhofar 93531812
  • Musandam 99820729

For more information and updates on Coronavirus please explore the links below.

https://muscatuniversity.edu.om/covid-19-update/

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/-/moh-alert-corona-virus-disease-covid-1-2

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Dear Students,

It has now been almost 7 weeks since stay home measures were imposed by Oman authorities to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this point, many of you might be experiencing some form of ‘lockdown burnout’- worrying about keeping yourselves and your families safe, juggling what you usually do within the confines of your home, balancing family pressures and distractions while  attempting to cope with your studies and exams. During times such as this, it is important to think about your mental health and wellbeing. Structuring your days, prioritizing tasks, finding time to unwind, connecting family and  friends (virtually) are some of the ways in which to cope with this prolonged state of affairs and believing that as with everything else, this too shall pass soon.

I’d also like to invite you to pause for a moment and reflect  on the flip side of this pandemic that has turned all our lives upside down in such a short period of time. If we look on the brighter side of things, our  planet is taking a breather in so many ways to recover from all environmentally unfriendly human activities, families are bonding as a result of spending more time indoors, technology is being explored in ways we never felt the need to, the skies are becoming clearer, the air fresher, and pollution levels decreasing. We travel less, print lesser pages, use lesser plastic and even shop much lesser. Being contained to our homes, we also have more time to think about our actions and  choices and do all the things we never had time to do before. Let us focus and feel blessed for the things that we have as opposed to those we don’t. And in this spirit, we connect with the best parts of ourselves.

And now, for some practical updates;

UG Examinations

All UG examination information and links are now are available on Blackboard. Please make sure that you keep yourselves updated on this.

Student Clubs & Activities

  • 7 May, 2020- Events Organizers Club have initiated “YouTube Content Creation”, on their Instagram Account. (poster attached). 
  • 7 May, 2020- The  Photography Club is organizing the ‘Photography Workshop’, via Zoom (poster attached). 
  • 13 May, 2020 -Management and Entrepreneurship program will host a “Cyber Attack” workshop by “Zainb Al Shehemi” (MU Postgraduate student).

For further support for your learning and other matters, please reach out to us through the channels below.

If you are worried that you many be infected with COVID-19, please call one of the following hotlines.

  • Ministry of Health National Hotline: +968 9219 9389
  • Muscat 90924212, 24707264
  • South al Batinah 72145603, 26877470
  • North al Batinah 98818166, 26845168
  • Al Buraimi 71555520, 25657147
  • Al Dhahira  91789500, 25685912
  • Al Dhakhliyah 90922261, 25228493
  • North al Sharqiyah 99101292, 25576891
  • South al Sharqiyah 71742120, 25543996
  • Al Wusta 99342885
  • Dhofar 93531812
  • Musandam 99820729

For more information and updates on Coronavirus please explore the links below.

https://muscatuniversity.edu.om/covid-19-update/

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/-/moh-alert-corona-virus-disease-covid-1-2

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Stay Safe,

Dear Students,

During this auspicious month, I hope you and your family are safe, well and experiencing a blessed  Ramadan.

Since early this week, Oman authorities have allowed a series of businesses to resume their activities, loosening restrictions imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses related to electronic and electric appliances, auto parts, car and boat repair workshops, car rental offices as well as foreign exchange firms have been allowed to resume operations. Lets keep our fingers crossed that the COVID-19 situation continues to improve so that we are all able to fully resume our daily lives soon.

On the University front, learning continues virtually. Some of you are in the midst of your final examinations- good luck with that. Your faculty and staff are well aware that this is a difficult period for all of you in that you are going through many changes and challenges as a result of new ways of engaging with your learning during this extended lockdown period. Our unanimous advice is to just keep going, be focused, follow instructions and reach out if you are lost or don’t understand-the end is in sight…

And now, for some light and heartening news. During these unusual times, apart from solely engaging in learning, staff and students have also made an effort to continue being involved in university co-curricular activities.

Kudos to the  Media Club for having organized its first online workshop entitled “Basics of Writing a News- Story” this week. The club plans to organize a series of Media focused workshops such as Voice- Over Art and Video Editing over the next few weeks (poster’s attached), hence, keep a lookout for these on their Twitter and Instagram accounts. The Media Club has also launched  their podcast “MU Club Podcast”, with their first Podcast already up and running: https://soundcloud.com/user-312218645/qvtogff9hyyc.

Another talented and active club, Event’s Organizers Club have begun a talk show on their Instagram: eoc_mu, hosting guests who will provide perspectives on key skills required for students to embark on fulfilling careers upon graduation. These sessions will be aired every Thursday throughout the month of Ramadan, so do please tune in.

Finally, may this holy month of Ramadan be a month full of blessings. May you be showered with peace, joy and prosperity. Ramadan Mubarak!

For further support for your learning and other matters, please reach out to us through the channels below.

If you are worried that you many be infected with COVID-19, please call one of the following hotlines.

  • Ministry of Health National Hotline: +968 9219 9389
  • Muscat 90924212, 24707264
  • South al Batinah 72145603, 26877470
  • North al Batinah 98818166, 26845168
  • Al Buraimi 71555520, 25657147
  • Al Dhahira  91789500, 25685912
  • Al Dhakhliyah 90922261, 25228493
  • North al Sharqiyah 99101292, 25576891
  • South al Sharqiyah 71742120, 25543996
  • Al Wusta 99342885
  • Dhofar 93531812
  • Musandam 99820729

For more information and updates on Coronavirus please explore the links below.

https://muscatuniversity.edu.om/covid-19-update/

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/-/moh-alert-corona-virus-disease-covid-1-2

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Stay Safe,

Dear Student,

COVID-19 cases in Oman have risen to 1716 (active :1401) with 106 new cases as of today-23 April 2020. As the situation remains critical, it is strongly advised that you continue following all medical and safety gudielines to ensure that you stay safe and are doing your bit in helping to contain the pandemic.

During these uncertain times, rest assured, all departments within Muscat University are working hard and remain fully operational – albeit remotely. Regardless of how our classes are delivered, you can be confident knowing that you’ll be receiving the very best the University has to offer. And though we may not be on campus, we are still available to help you and provide you with the support you need to ensure a smooth transition into your studies.

Beginning this week through to the 3rd week of May, final examinations/assessments for TP2 undergraduate students are underway and the university is dedicated to conducting these in the most efficient manner to ensure that we are able to accurately assess your learning via alternative, but equally effective methods. You should have by now received an email from Exams Office providing you with the assessment schedule and important guidelines- please read through them carefully and contact your programme directors should you require any further clarifications. On this note, the university wishes the best of luck to all undergraduate students sitting for their final examinations.

For further support for your learning and other matters, please reach out to us through the channels below.

If you are worried that you many be infected with COVID-19, please call one of the following hotlines.

  • Ministry of Health National Hotline: +968 9219 9389
  • Muscat 90924212, 24707264
  • South al Batinah 72145603, 26877470
  • North al Batinah 98818166, 26845168
  • Al Buraimi 71555520, 25657147
  • Al Dhahira  91789500, 25685912
  • Al Dhakhliyah 90922261, 25228493
  • North al Sharqiyah 99101292, 25576891
  • South al Sharqiyah 71742120, 25543996
  • Al Wusta 99342885
  • Dhofar 93531812
  • Musandam 99820729

For more information and updates on Coronavirus please explore the links below.

https://muscatuniversity.edu.om/covid-19update/

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/-/moh-alert-corona-virus-disease-covid-1-2

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Stay Safe,

Dear Students,

I hope this email finds you all safe and in good health. It has now been 4 weeks since we ceased all physical classroom delivery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and transitioned to online and virtual learning and teaching. I am very proud to note that much of what is required  in terms of online learning and assessments are being successfully implemented despite issues with poor internet access, thanks to the commitment and dedication of all of you (our students). Thank you all for putting in the effort and ensuring that your  learning continues uninterrupted.

As the MU Family continues to innovate in how we learn and work together while adhering to the guidance of health officials during the ongoing pandemic, the following updates are provided to keep you informed.

General Questions:

For general questions about COVID-19 and what MU is doing to protect the campus community, please visit the FAQ page on our website.

https://muscatuniversity.edu.om/covid-19update/

Assessments:

While basic information regarding assessments has been provided by your faculty directors, please regularly connect to Blackboard so as not to miss out on required actions.  As the assessment deadlines get closer, information will be added as necessary. You will also be receiving an email from the Exams Office soon  providing detailed guidelines regarding  final assessment rules and  requirements.

Uploading of work online:

If you are having trouble uploading work due to technical issues, lack of available equipment and/or poor access to internet, please contact our IT helpdesk  at helpdesk@muscatuniversity.edu.om (Tel: +96824645445)

Once again, please stay safe and reach out to us at the numbers/email below should you need any further support.

  • MU Student Support Contact: 24645488 (8.00am -4:00pm, Sunday to Thursday)
  • MU Emergency contact number: 91713229 (24 hours)
  • MU Library : library@muscatuniversity.edu.om

If you are worried that you many be infected with COVID-19, please call the below number

  • Oman Ministry of Health hotline: (+968) 24441999
  • Working hours: From 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Working hours (during holidays): From 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

For more information and updates on Coronavirus please see links below.

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/-/moh-alert-corona-virus-disease-covid-1-2

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Dear Students,

COVID-19 continues to dominate our daily lives and of those around us. In the past week, the Oman authorities have  further tightened measures to battle the  novel coronavirus epidemic and to contain its spread. We must of course, all continue to do our part in efforts to fight this pandemic through good hygiene practices and social distancing rules.

The University remains virtually open and operational with staff members continuing  to work (remotely) to respond to your needs with the aim of  delivering the required services and supporting your continued success at MU. All lessons continue to be delivered via online methods and plans for alternative assessments are also being developed to complete the current term. Where this is not possible a delayed but equally effective plan will be developed and communicated to you by your Programme Directors. Student support services are still being offered via email and over the phone and all other university personnel are contactable through email. There is also a COVID-19 dedicated page on the University website that includes weekly updates and FAQs.

We also want to acknowledge and recognize the outstanding work and dedication of our faculty and staff in responding to this COVID-19 pandemic and in supporting our students.

General Advice

Please regularly check your emails and access your learning platforms/course pages including any online forum which your lecturers may have established. While, we understand that  many of you may be still adjusting to the difficulties and load of online learning, it is extremely important that you allocate the required time and effort to engage  with your lecturers, peers and subject content during this phase to ensure that you are able to stay in control of your learning and the work you need to submit in order to  fulfill your programme requirements.

The COVID-19 has created a shift in all our lives but your ability to adapt to these changing  times will demonstrate your strength,  resilience and ingenuity.

Once again, please stay safe and contact us  at the numbers/email below should you need any further support.

  • MU Student Support Contact: 24645488 (8.00am -4:00pm, Sunday to Thursday)
  • MU Emergency contact number: 91713229 (24 hours)
  • MU Library : library@muscatuniversity.edu.om

If you are worried that you many be infected with COVID-19, please call the below number

  • Oman Ministry of Health hotline: (+968) 24441999

Working hours: From 7:30 am to 9:30 pm

Working hours (during holidays): From 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

For more information and updates on Coronavirus please see links below.

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/-/moh-alert-corona-virus-disease-covid-1-2

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Dear Students,

I hope this email finds you well and in good health.

Latest statistics on COVID-19 indicate Oman has 89 active COVID-19 cases, which is double the figures reported  last week. In response to the drastic increase,  below are some of the new measures announced by The Supreme Committee

  • encouraging government agencies to reduce the number of employees in workplaces to not more than 30% to complete the necessary work, while the rest of the employees can work remotely (from home) as determined by the authority.”
  • directing all exchange houses to be closed with banks to provide exchange services.
  • preventing gatherings of all kinds in public places, and take appropriate measures against violators.
  • stopping the printing of newspapers, magazines and publications of all kinds and preventing their circulation, and preventing the sale and circulation of newspapers, magazines and publications issued outside the Sultanate.
  • urging the private sector companies to introduce “work from home” mechanism and reduce employees in workplaces to combat the spread of coronavirus in the country.
  • urging commercial institutions and individuals to limit dealing in banknotes and to use electronic payment as a substitute for this, given the seriousness of banknotes regarding the spread of the virus among society.
  • activating the “Medical Response and Public Health” sector and the “Shelter and Relief” sector.
  • suspending all domestic and international flights to and from the Sultanate’s airports with effect from 12 noon of Sunday, March 29th 2020, with the exception of flights to the Governorate of Musandam and air cargo.

In line with this, Muscat University is taking its own measures  to  ensure the safety of its  staff and their families and also the Omani society in general by encouraging all its Academic and Business Support staff to continue to work from home for the week starting on Sunday the 29th of March 2020 and until Thursday the 2nd of April 2020. Hence, should you need to connect with any member of  the university staff, kindly email them directly during the usual working hours.

Course Completion:

While we are conscious that all of you are concerned with your assessments for this term, allow me to reassure you that your faculties have been working hard to prepare and finalize these. Your Programme Directors will be emailing you separately with information regarding alternative/revised assessments soon. Please check you emails frequently so as not to miss these communications.

Enquiries:

If you have any questions about either academic or other issues, please contact us either by connecting with your Programme Directors, or by using the Muscat University student support and emergency contact numbers below

  • Student Support Contact: 24645488 (8.00am -4:00pm, Sunday to Thursday)
  • University Emergency contact number: 91713229 (24 hours)
  • Oman Ministry of Health hotline: (+968) 24441999 (7.30am -9:30pm, Sunday to Thursday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on holidays)

Additional Information:

For more information and updates on Coronavirus please see some useful links below.

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/news

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Finally, we understand that these are difficult circumstances, but it is imperative that we all do our part to “flatten the curve” and keep our community safe. Failure to comply puts all of us at risk. Please take the necessary measures to help everyone stay healthy.

Message to Students from Dr. Suseela Balakrishnan- Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Journey

We hope you had a good and safe week long break.

Coronavirus cases around the world are continuing to escalate with Oman reporting 39 cases to date. World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency and as of Tuesday, 17th March, Oman’s COVID-19 Supreme Committee issued new decisions that include

  • Ban on entry of all non-Omanis to the Sultanate’s territories via all land, sea and airports and checkpoints.
  • Imposing quarantine on all passengers arriving in the Sultanate via all land, sea and airports and checkpoints, including Omanis.
  • Closing all parks and public play areas.
  • Suspending Friday prayers.
  • Stopping all social gatherings like wedding parties and funeral ceremonies

From the outset of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, the University’s first concern has been for the health and safety of all MU community members and as early as last Saturday (14 March) had activated its Emergency Management Team to work  together with  faculty and staff to make sure you can complete and pursue your academic goals under safe and conducive conditions. We are also conscious of our role in the national and global fight against this pandemic. I  am certain that many of you have become familiar with concepts like ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolation’ and ‘flattening the curve’ which we should all seriously adhere to as part of our individual and collective efforts to slow and limit the spread of COVID-19.

Course Completion:

Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020, all face-to-face instruction and in-person assessments are suspended and moved to online formats. Your faculty directors and MU lecturers will be in communication with you, providing instructions and guidance and remain your main points of contact with regards to your learning and course completion. To the best of our ability, we are committed to completing the term and will deploy all our resources to support faculty and students through this transition.

For more information and updates on Coronavirus please see links below. Also attached, is an informative video of how the virus spreads within the community.

https://www.moh.gov.om/en/news

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 

Stay Safe, Stay at Home….

Dear Students,

As you may have all observed, the Covid-19 situation in Oman and globally has gotten to a level that is concerning and Ministry of Education has today called for all educational institutions to cease face-to face learning and teaching operations for a month starting from tomorrow, 15th March 2020. In line with this directive, all students are NOT required to attend classes and are in fact  requested to REFRAIN from coming in to campus for any other activities during this period.

For Foundation & Undergraduate students, the university has decided to provide a complete break from any kind of learning  activities for the coming week  (week of  15 Mar-21 Mar).  Although there will be no face-to face lessons/delivery for one month, your respective faculties and lecturers will be having discussions with our UK partners and  exploring other ways in which we might be able to engage and continue with lessons such as  online methods. Please check your emails for updates and communications regarding this by the end of this week (Thursday 19th March) .

For Postgraduate students with delivery scheduled this week, your respective programme directors will be communicating with you on plans and next steps.

Once again, during this period, please stay safe and healthy, and keep us informed of any information that may be relevant to this situation.

Covid-19 FAQs

About Coronavirus

Coronavirus is a type of virus of which there are many different kinds, and some cause disease. Previously, coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans cause mild illness, like the common cold and mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus called COVID-19 (‘CO’ stands for ‘corona’, ‘VI’ for ‘virus’, ‘D’ for ‘disease’, and ‘19’ for ‘2019’) not previously been seen in humans has been identified similar to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), two other examples of coronaviruses that originated from animals and then spread to people.

This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. In some geographic areas, it has become a ‘community spread’ virus which means that people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

It appears that symptoms are showing up in people within 14 days of exposure to the virus.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.

If you have a fever or any kind of respiratory difficulty such as coughing or shortness of breath, call your doctor or a health care provider and explain your symptoms over the phone before going to the doctor’s office, urgent care facility or emergency room.

Diagnosis may be difficult with only a physical exam because mild cases of COVID-19 may appear similar to the flu or a bad cold. A laboratory test can confirm the diagnosis.

As of now, there is not a specific treatment for the virus. People who become sick from COVID-19 should be treated with supportive measures: those that relieve symptoms. For severe cases, there may be additional options for treatment, including research drugs and therapeutics.

  1. Avoid close contact with others.

The new coronavirus spreads mainly from person to person. If an infected person coughs or sneezes, their droplets can infect people nearby. Some measures you can take to avoid close contact with others include:

  • Stay home as much as possible and reduce visitors.
  • Practice social distancing:
  • Stay at least six feet away from others in public places.
  • Call friends and family or visit by video.
  • Ask your employer if it’s possible to work from home.
  • Avoid people who appear sick.
  • Go grocery shopping and run errands during off-peak times.

Healthy people do not need to wear a mask unless they are caring for someone diagnosed with, or being monitored for, COVID-19, or respiratory illness.

  1. Practice good hygiene wherever you are.

The new coronavirus can survive for hours or even days on some surfaces. Touching a contaminated surface and then touching your face is one of the ways to become infected.

The virus is no longer detectable on plastic after 72 hours, and on stainless steel or cardboard after about 48 hours. With that in mind:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, especially:
    • After being in public places and touching door handles, shopping carts, elevator buttons, etc.
    • After using the bathroom
    • Before preparing food
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
  • If you cough or sneeze, do so in the bend of your elbow. If you use a tissue, throw it away immediately.
  • Take precautions if you are living with or caring for someone who is sick.
  • Wear a mask if you are caring for someone who has respiratory symptoms.
  • Clean counters, doorknobs, phones and tablets frequently, using disinfectant cleaners or wipes.

COVID 19 and the situation in Oman

As of Tuesday, 25th March, Oman’s COVID-19 Supreme Committee issued new decisions that include

  • encouraging government agencies to reduce the number of employees in workplaces to not more than 30% to complete the necessary work, while the rest of the employees can work remotely (from home) as determined by the authority.”
  • directing all exchange houses to be closed with banks to provide exchange services.
  • preventing gatherings of all kinds in public places, and take appropriate measures against violators.
  • stopping the printing of newspapers, magazines and publications of all kinds and preventing their circulation, and preventing the sale and circulation of newspapers, magazines and publications issued outside the Sultanate.
  • urging the private sector companies to introduce “work from home” mechanism and reduce employees in workplaces to combat the spread of coronavirus in the country.
  • urging commercial institutions and individuals to limit dealing in banknotes and to use electronic payment as a substitute for this, given the seriousness of banknotes regarding the spread of the virus among society.
  • activating the “Medical Response and Public Health” sector and the “Shelter and Relief” sector.
  • suspending all domestic and international flights to and from the Sultanate’s airports with effect from 12 noon of Sunday, March 29th 2020, with the exception of flights to the Governorate of Musandam and air cargo.

For more details about the number of infected people in Oman please visit https://covid19.moh.gov.om/

Oman Ministry of Health hotline: (+968) 24441999

  • Working hours: From 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Working hours (during holidays): From 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Muscat University’s response to the COVID-19 situation

  • U Student Support Contact: 24645488 (8.00am -4:00pm, Sunday to Thursday)
  • MU Emergency contact number: 91713229 (24 hours)

In line with MOHE directives, all face-to-face instruction are suspended for 1 month starting from Sunday 15 March

MU lecturers are doing their best to prepare and continuously engage students via virtual and online methods. Your Programme Directors and lecturers will be communicating with you for programme specific instructions on this.

No, students are to refrain from coming into campus for any reason. All assignments are to be submitted online

For all study guidance, please email your Programme Directors

Please discuss this with your respective lecturers and Programme Directors

We cannot provide a definite answer to this as it depends on the COVID-19 situation in May and Oman’s COVID-19 Supreme Committee’s decision. However, to the best of our ability, we are committed to completing the term and will deploy all our resources to support faculty and students through this transition.

At present, developments with the COVID 19 are so fast that it is difficult to make final decisions on matters related to many short and medium term events. However, the University is liaising with our UK partners at both Aston and Cranfield to consider all possible scenarios and will advise on plans as the situation becomes more clear.

The Director of Academic Affairs, Faculty Directors and the Muscat University Placement officer are currently working on plans to address the different scenarios around placement for students.  However, these discussions are also impacted by industry and therefore final decisions may take a little bit of time.  The University will ensure that you are kept updated as things become clearer.