The 2020/2021 academic year of the University of Macau (UM) will begin on 7 September. In response to the development of the epidemic, courses scheduled for the first semester of the new academic year will be mainly conducted face-to-face. The university will continue to implement epidemic prevention measures to provide a safe and hygienic environment for faculty, students, and staff.
Classes at UM will be arranged in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Health Bureau and the Higher Education Bureau of the SAR government. Classes of up to 100 students will be conducted face-to-face. Classes of 100 to 200 students will be divided into two groups according to the number of students, with each group participating in face-to-face and online classes in rotation. Classes of more than 200 students will be conducted entirely online. In addition, the university will also provide online teaching to students who are unable to enter Macao to attend classes.
In addition, students are required to measure their body temperature, put on a face mask, disinfect their hands, and present their Macao Health Code before entering the classroom. For students returning to the university from outside Macao that will also live on campus, they are required to undergo 14 days of self-health management if they do not have a quarantine completion certificate issued by the SAR government or the Zhuhai municipal government.
UM has made thorough anti-epidemic preparations for the start of the new academic year, including disinfection and cleaning at various locations on campus. The university will closely monitor the development of the epidemic and adjust the teaching arrangements in a timely manner in accordance with the entry requirements and epidemic prevention guidelines of the Macao SAR government. Students are advised to wash their hands frequently, wear masks, and keep a safe distance in order to protect the physical and mental health of themselves and others.
Source: Communications Office
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Released on 2020-09-02 17:44