Official Communications - COVID-19 Pandemic
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information on the partial re-opening of campuses under Lockdown Level 3. Informed by the guidelines provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) under lockdown level 3 regulations, Educor has developed a framework to return select cohorts of students and staff to campus in a phased and well-coordinated approach. As you well know, South Africa remains in a State of National Disaster and in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
UPDATE: IMPACT OF COVID-19 VIRUS ON THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR
For over 50 days we have been living in a time of national lockdown. These are extraordinary times as all South Africans, and other nations, confront the threat of the Covid-19 virus. The lockdown was extended to 30 April 2020 on Level 5. On 1 May 2020 we moved to lockdown Level 4. There are signals from government that we may soon be easing the lockdown further, but this is not certain.
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has disrupted the start of the 2020 academic year and the continuation of the academic programme. We trust that you have been keeping up to date with your studies at home and have joined the thousands of other students who are learning online with our support! Further details of how to get online with our continued support is outlined in this communication for you.
The Student Portal is the place to receive all communication and notifications which are sent to students via their institutional email. Where we have identified students who have not yet logged in or who require additional support to their queries, we have tried to call via their mobile number or contact them via their email address. Students are reminded to ensure that we have their latest contact details. We are also keen to get their feedback on online learning resources provided and ask that they complete this information survey by 15 May 2020.
OFFICIAL EDUCOR RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC
The President has declared certain measures be implemented as per his address to the nation last night. In keeping with this proclamation and aligned to global and local precautionary measures, the executive team of Educor issues this communication directed to its students, sponsors, parents and staff at the Educor Brands that deliver via contact lectures: Damelin, City Varsity, ICESA, Central Technical College.