UniFiji staff and students to work from home – UniFiji Vice Chancellor

UniFiji staff and students to work from home – UniFiji Vice Chancellor

By Alipate Narawa
Monday 13/11/2023
Image: The University of Fiji

The University of Fiji Vice Chancellor Professor Shaista Shameem has directed all staff and students to work from home in light of the impending adverse weather predicted for Fiji.

Professor Shameem says the University is fortunate that it has a state of the art learning and teaching platform,TopHat, which functioned effectively for both academic staff and students in normal as well as disaster situations such as cyclones or pandemics.

She says students had the option of studying from home or university using the Hyflex mode and could move seamlessly from campus to home locations and back when needed.

The work of the University can continue without pause.

Professor Shameem says that the University of Fiji would remain open in the virtual space despite the upcoming cyclone which is expected to affect the west of Fiji.

She says it is important for the University to emphasise safety of its staff and students but, at the same time, to continue its work unimpeded.

The Vice Chancellor says students are on study week from tomorrow but their lecturers are available to them on the virtual platform.

She also says all other work of the University will similarly move into the online space until further notice.

Professor Shameem says that the University realises that climatic disasters are becoming a fact of life and all learning institutions need to cope with it as quickly as they can by being innovative and creative in order to serve their students in the best way possible despite such expected adversities as climate disasters and pandemics.

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