The University Statement
The Government of Uzbekistan has announced new measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Uzbekistan. These will include quarantine measures in all educational establishments including Universities starting from tomorrow, Monday, 16th March for the next three weeks.
Therefore, WIUT will also impose quarantine measures from tomorrow, Monday, 16th March for the next three weeks and it means that we will move to on-line teaching and learning mode where possible. No physical classes to be held from tomorrow and students shall stay at their homes or places of residence.
If students have their Course work (or other assessment) submission deadlines during the next three weeks they should only submit their works through on-line submission system, no paper based submission will be required.
As stated above we will be moving to on-line teaching and learning mode that means, all lecture and seminar materials shall be uploaded to intranet to enable students to self-study.
The default means of communication such as website, WIUT e-mail system, and WIUT official telegram bot will be used for important updates, therefore, please check your e-mail boxes regularly.
Basic Protective Measures
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Electronic databases subscription is available for access off-campus through the: proxy.wiut.uz. Moreover, there are Open Access sources listed in the Intranet/University Library/Online Resources.
Educational videos are being recorded by LRC staff to supporting effective usage of databases and access details.
For any queries students may email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Support Office continues to provide support in the key areas of academic advice, study skills support (with increased focus on online learning mode), academic English, quantitative skills in the following ways:
Telephone: Students can contact Academic Support Center during normal working hours at +998 71 2387432 to ask their questions via phone.
E-mail: Students can e-mail email@example.com and expect a reply within 24 hours of the inquiry. Students are free to ask questions and clarifications for matters that they approach for one-on-one sessions.
Virtual advice: During scheduled sessions announced in the Calendar on Academic Learning Support page on Intranet, academic support officers will be offering video-audio-conferencing.
Online Discussion Forum: A more streamlined discussion forum is made available for the students on Academic Support Office’s intranet page to ask questions to the relevant academic support officer. The discussion board allows threads to be created by students in which they can ask questions, while students who have similar or identical questions can review already created threads.
Recorded Video Lectures: Academic Support Office is designing materials that will be in video format allowing for a more blended approach to teaching. Materials will include skill-based development required for current change in assessment submission – students will be provided more details on writing reports and formatting.
The outbreak of COVID-19 and various other surrounding factors may be stressful. To help students cope with stress the University offers psychological support online through a video-call and by telephone line. Students may contact WIUT’s psychologist during normal working hours at: +99871 2387464 to get an appointment for a video or telephone consultation.
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