Posted On: Jun, 02 2020

A welcome back note from the IAE Rector

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Dear staff and students,

I am pleased to welcome you back to our campuses after a long break due to COVID-19. We are thankful that we are safe from the pandemic. We pray that God will continue to protect us.

We are grateful to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, for issuing guidance on the pandemic, so that resumption of studies does not lead to a new wave of COVID-19 infections. As we resume studies today, I wish to remind you of the key issues we need to be aware of, that make part of implementation of the guidance by the Government.

  1. Campus will have entry control measures in which case everyone will be required to undergo a checking process before entering campus.
  2. COVID-19 orientation on safety measures will be conducted to all staff and students using possible arrangements that will not however involve large gatherings
  3. All IAE campuses will have some protective equipment facilities including hand washing, hand sanitizers and dustbins. It is the obligation of staff and students to make use of the facilities appropriately.
  4. It is a safety measure to put on face masks all the time while on campus and when using public transport and attending gatherings. Everyone must play their part in the war against this pandemic.
  5. The lecture theatres will have a new sitting arrangement plan allowing students acceptable distance between them. Please follow this simple social distancing measure.
  6. Social distancing measures will also apply while using the library. Deliberately there will be limited entry to Library. We encourage use of the virtual library facility.
  7. Services provided on campuses will be used with great caution. All safety measures need to be observed at the canteen and the stationery points. In any case, please DO NOT use food services outside the campus gates.
  8. Use of zoom will be optimised. Whenever possible, IAE will have tutoring and other support services as well as staff meetings remotely organised through Zoom.
  9. It is important that when a member of staff or a student suspects to have developed symptoms related to COVID -19 they should follow the government guidance on reporting the case; in which case they should be responsible in protecting others.
  10. The IAE campuses will have signs on COVID-19 safety measures displayed in all major points. Please take time to read and follow instructions.

Lastly, let us all play our part by following safety measures issued by the Government and the specific measures by IAE.

Karibuni tena. Your safety comes first.