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COVID-19: FNU Extends Mid-Semester Break

The Fiji National University (FNU) has extended its mid-semester break for all its students by an additional week from Friday, 3 April to Monday 13 April.
31 Mar 2020 10:07
COVID-19: FNU Extends Mid-Semester Break

The Fiji National University (FNU) has extended its mid-semester break for all its students by an additional week from Friday, 3 April to Monday 13 April.

The decision was made today during the Senior Management Group (SMG) meeting.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor James Pounder said in light of the global impact of COVID-19 and in line with efforts by the Fijian Government to contain unnecessary spread in Fiji, the University is following a similar precautionary approach.

“We have seen globally the devastation COVID-19 can have on the population and its heart-breaking to see so many innocent lives lost,” said Prof Pounder.

“The Fiji National University is totally behind the efforts of the Fijian Government and relevant authorities to ensure that this virus is contained and there are no more cases that are recorded in the country.”

“Keeping this in mind and to safeguard our students, staff and everyone in society, FNU will extend its mid-semester break till the Easter Holidays,” added Professor Pounder.

This break extends to all FNU students, including those from study under the Technical College of Fiji (TCF). It applies to all students studying in the semester, trimester, penster and quarter modes.

Students are advised that all Colleges are working on updating their Moodle course sites with online content and activities for students. Students and academic staff have been circulated relevant guides and resources in preparation for greater online learning and teaching.

Meanwhile, FNU Campuses and Centres remain closed with essential staff remain on Campus to look after residential students. FNU staff have, since last Monday (23 March), been advised to work from home and this will also continue until the Easter break.

The situation will be reviewed in due course, and staff and students are reminded to follow the University’s social media page, website and FNUPR for any latest updates.

“I would like to thank you for being socially responsible and putting the vulnerable in our society first by practising safe hygiene, maintaining social distance and cutting down on your movement,” said Prof Pounder.

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