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*Update (25 March 2020): ALTERNATIVE LEARNING DURING THE MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO) 
*Update (18 March 2020): CONVOCATION CEREMONY POSTPONEMENT

 

Dear HELP CAT students and staff,

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister at 10pm on 16 March 2020 on the Restrictive Movement Order, HELP CAT will be temporarily closing the college and suspending all student’s activities and face-to-face classes at the college premises. This is in line with precautionary measures by the Malaysian government to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus and safeguard the health of our community.

We understand that the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is a concern to many of us. As such we wish to inform that we have taken the necessary measures to address this issue. We are rolling out on-line teaching, minimizing group gatherings and your Academic Centre shall be informing you on this.

We would like to reassure you that as of today, there are no cases of COVID-19 patients that have been reported to us.

As an additional precaution, HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT) is putting in place the following measures to safeguard the health of our students and staff.

 

Online Teaching and Learning via Canvas

Your academic department will notify you on matters. Please check your emails and Canvas for updates from your academic departments.

If you require assistance with your access, please contact Mr Rizal bin Rusli (mohdrizalr@helpcat.edu.my) or your academic department.

 

Closure of Campus Premises

HELP College or Arts and Technology classes will be closed from Wednesday, 18 March 2020 until Tuesday, 14 April 2020. Essential student support services are still available and will be accessible online. No staff or students and any visitors are allowed into the premises. Unless with prior permission from the management.

 

Examinations and Assessments

The lecturers for each subject or module will advise students about all examinations and ongoing assessments.

 

Cancellation or postponement of on-campus events

All events on our campus will be cancelled or postponed during this period. We appreciate all students who have put in a lot of effort in organizing these events. We shall have them at another date when it is safe.

 

March Intake and Orientation

The March intake/semester commencement for the diploma and pre-university programmes will be on 20 April and orientation on 24 April. Your Academic Departments will advise you appropriately. Please check your emails regularly.

 

Travel Advisory

The requirement for all students to fill in the travel advisory that was mentioned in the circular dated Friday 13 March 2020, remains in place. Please fill in the travel advisory at the start of each term and after a long weekend. Here is the link to the travel advisory.

 

Self-quarantine

Students who have just returned from overseas are still required to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine, as mentioned in the earlier circular dated Friday 13 March 2020. All international students need to undergo 14 days self-quarantine before attending classes.

 

Infection of COVID-19

If a student is infected with COVID-19, OR if he/she is required to be quarantined by the Ministry of Health, they must follow the Ministry of Health’s directives. It is important that the student inform the relevant Academic Department.

 

Students please contact HELP CAT Student Services at:

Tel: +6018 – 287 7155 [From 9am to 5pm]

Tel: +6011 – 39676874 [After 5pm]

(Can only receive calls and text messages)

 

Staff please contact HELP CAT Human Resources at:

Tel: Contact HR Manager, Ms. Meera Kanapidy

 

Emails and Announcements

Please check your emails or Social Media regularly for updates regarding the COVID-19 situation at HELP CAT. The announcements will also be posted on our website and our students’ HELP CAT e-learning website.

We regret for any inconvenience caused by the closure of our college as we comply with the Restrictive Movement Order issued by the Ministry of Health. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, HELP CAT is monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates on the college operations. Any additional information will be communicated via social media and our website in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram page to get the latest news. We thank you for your understanding, support and patience as we work together to stem the spread of COVID-19.

We would like to remind all of you again, of the importance of good hygiene to keep yourselves safe.

Thank you all parents who have entrusted your children to study with us. We are grateful for this and we shall help your children to achieve success.

 

Best wishes,

HELP CAT Management Team

 

 

 

 

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