While we understand the concerns and fear around COVID-19, it is extremely important to stay calm and keep an eye on your health and any symptoms that may arise.

While classes have been suspended for 1 month following the announcement of the Ministry of Health, classes are scheduled to be taught online. Please ensure to check your emails as often as possible.

For your information, this information has been shared with you by email from the Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs on Sunday 15 March 2020:

  • When do classes start again?

We plan to move most classes online. We will run a pilot for students in the Bachelor of Computer Science starting Monday, March 16. On Tuesday, March 17, each program will offer one class per level to test the system further. This means that by Tuesday evening, all students will have experienced at least one online class and will have had a chance to give feedback on any issues. If all goes well, a more complete schedule will be taught starting Wednesday.

  • When will my online classes take place?

For the moment, we will follow the current timetable as published in the Student Information System. Classes that are difficult to deliver online (e.g., laboratory courses) will be delivered at a later point in time.

  • How do I get access to the online system?

Please find attached instructions on how to access online courses. A video tutorial can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gphTRLfOBCk&feature=youtu.be

It is Important that you join sessions as “Listen only”. The preferred browser is Chrome. Firefox might work, but please do not use Internet Explorer. The courses can be accessed on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.

  • What happens to exams?

For the moment, all exams are postponed until further notice.

  • What happens to excursions and field trips?

They are also postponed until further notice.

  • What happens to my thesis?

You can continue working from home on your thesis. You can use Microsoft Teams to meet with your supervisor. Please use your GUtech e-mail address to logon to this system. If your thesis requires lab experiments or field work, please contact your supervisor directly for specific advise and instructions.

  • Can I use the Library?

Please see the e-mail previously sent by RSA on how to access library resources. Should you need further assistance to access our resources, please send your email santiago.tagacay@gutech.edu.om.

  • What happens to block courses?

Block courses on campus have been cancelled too. Where possible, the professor will offer online teaching from their home country. Your department will confirm timings of such courses.

  • Where can I get technical help?

Please submit a support ticket to IT for assistance

We also want to reiterate that the best prevention measures for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19 are:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect all surfaces around you (laptop, desk, door handle,….)