The National University of Samoa will reopen for classes starting next week Tuesday. However, not all, but a few selected programmes and courses will be allowed back on campus gradually.
The campuses will remain closed this week to students as they finalise their staggered reopening plan and a list of specific main campus courses with practical components will be prioritised in their plan.
A statement issued by the NUS says a list will be made available Friday.
The courses that have no exams and the online teaching is going well with no student learning issues will be asked to continue and complete semester one via Moodle, Zoom and other multimedia.
The NUS Mulinuu and Moto’otua campuses will have their own staggered reopening plans.
The Head of Schools for Medicine as well as Maritime will announce their specific detailed reopening plans in due course, says the NUS.
Furthermore, there are no late penalty fees according to the statement. Students who have been awarded scholarships will receive refunds and they will put out a notice when refunds are ready for uplifting.
Once the NUS reopens slowly from 10 May, staff and students are reminded to wear a facemask, display their vaccination card and NUS ID card, practice social distance and adhere to health sanitizing measures.