Prof. Suleiman A. Gulaid, President, Amoud University, during a past event File/Photo

Amoud University to close for four weeks from March 19th, 2020

18 March 2020 Author :  

Amoud University is closing indefinitely from tomorrow Thursday March 19th, 2020. These include all campuses in Borama offering undergraduate courses, together with the school of postgrdauate studies and research Borama Campus and Hargeisa Campus. The university management, under the leadership of Prof. Suleiman A. Gulaid announced the closure today Thursday, March 18th, 2020 following a crisis meeting which was held yesterday in response to the global covid-19 virus outbreak.

The university, has taken the decision to close the university initially for the next four (4) weeks starting tomorrow or for as long as as will be considered most appropriate to reopen with safety and health of its students and staff taking top priority due to the corona virus outbreak. The decision to close the university was arrived at by the university first and foremost because of the need to protect it's students and staff from any risks associated with the deadly virus and further based on a directive by the Somaliland Government Ministry of Health requiring all learning institutions in Somaliland to comply with the safety measures following the outbreak of the virus so as to reduce the risks thereof associated with students and staff health during these trying moments.

Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Hargeisa Campus, one of the branches of the institution that is closing down operations for fours starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th, 2020 due to pre-emptive measures against corona virus spread. File/Photo
Amoud University School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Hargeisa Campus, one of the branches of the institution that is closing down operations for fours starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th, 2020 due to preemptive measures against corona virus spread. File/Photo

Faculties of the university have been advised to try and pursue the use of online education tools, e-learning platforms and any other internet technology available to them during the precautionary four week break period so as to extend any study materials to students while maintaining close consultations with all stakeholders on the updates of health status of the country as the world grapples with the implications of infections globally.

Amoud University further wishes to advise all its staff and students to practice safety and readiness guidelines recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) and the Somaliland government through the Ministry of Health.

We take this time to wish all students and staff divine protection, a healthy and safe stay, until such a time that the university re-opens officially!

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