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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Commitment to a Safe Campus

Sunway College takes student and staff safety, health and well-being seriously. We are aware and actively monitoring developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and keeping abreast with all advisory notices and recommendations from Malaysian health and education authorities issued from time-to-time.

We thank all for your support, cooperation, and understanding as we navigate this complex situation together. We will provide updates on any new developments and all precautionary measures taken on our social media platforms and this website. It will be reviewed from time to time. In the interim, do remain vigilant, be mindful of your surroundings, and may everyone stay safe and healthy.

About Covid-19

Image source: CDC

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Reference: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 can be transmitted between humans in droplets from coughing and sneezing, and touching or shaking hands. Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly exhibited mild-to severe-symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath and headaches.

Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/

In this regard, all staff and students who are unwell or exhibit the symptoms highlighted are asked to seek medical attention immediately.

Official Advice From Ministry Of Health (MOH)

Support Resources

Ministry of Health (MoH) has prepared a number of support resources pertaining to COVID-19:

  • For queries on COVID-19, members of the public can refer to the MoH website, www.moh.gov.my (Ask a Doctor) for advice from Family Medicine Specialists.
  • For those arriving from overseas, MoH has advised to not go directly to a government healthcare facility. Instead, members of the public can seek medical advice as follows:

Note: These are private sector providers collaborating with MoH and charges may apply

Travel And Arrivals

Overseas travels by Malaysians and a complete restriction on all tourist and foreigners entering into Malaysia. This is in accordance with the Movement Control Order.
Based on this, it is advised that:

  • All travels by students or staff are to be cancelled.
  • All students or staff are required to stay at home, and to comply and abide by the directives issued under the Movement Control Order,

All students and staff, upon arrival in Malaysia, are required to:

  • Undergo health checks and voluntary self-quarantine for a period of 14-days.
  • Notify the Registry Department, International Office and Residence Management Team (students)
  • Notify the Human Resources Department (for staff)

In this period, please monitor your health and if any symptoms emerge, please seek medical attention immediately.

 Practice on Good Personal Hygiene

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), good personal hygiene practice includes:

  • Frequently washing your hands with soap and warm water or alcohol-based hand sanitisers
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue, sleeve or elbow, and properly disposing of tissues after use
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone with cold, fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wearing a face mask to limit transmission risks

For more information, contact:

Health and Safety: +6082-451221

At the Sunway Education Group (SEG), we understand and care about the safety and welfare of our students during this COVID-19 crisis. We are particularly concerned about the impact that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is having on our students, especially after it was extended to 9 June 2020.

We also want to remind you that if you need any emotional support during this difficult period, kindly set an appointment with our Counsellors via students@swck.edu.my

As part of the Movement Control Order (MCO) from 18th March to 9th June 2020, the Government has closed all universities and colleges in Malaysia. What does this mean?

Sunway College Kuching campus will be closed during the MCO closure period and students and staff cannot attend classes on campus or any other activities. The College residences will remain open to residents.

Do students still have to do online teaching/learning?

Yes. Most online teaching/learning have started on 17 March 2020 as follows :-

Programme

Study Level

Study Mode

Online Learning

ACCA

Strategic Professional Level

Part Time

Yes

Applied Skills

Part Time

Yes

CAT

All study levels

Full time only

Yes

DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING &

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

All modules

Full Time only

Yes

You may contact your subject lecturer should you require further clarification regarding the online class session.

Can students still come on campus to use computer facilities/ wifi/ library etc?

The library and teaching and learning facilities on campus will not be available. Students should not come to the campus.

What happens to my classes such as labs and tutorials?

There will be no teaching or classes on the campus but via online instead during the MCO closure period (18th March – 9th June).

What happens to my final exams, Progress Test and Mock Examination?

All progress tests, mock examinations and on-demand computer-based examinations for all programmes of Sunway College Kuching scheduled during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period are postponed until further notice.

Who can I call if I need to speak to someone?

You may email your inquiries, specific contact numbers that can address your specific issue will be provided via email enquiry depending on the issue faced. General direct number 082-451221 which should be available from Mondays – Fridays, 8am – 5pm.

 

Name

Email Address

Contact Number

Student Affairs

Tang Ing Sia

Mariane Linus

ingsiat@swck.edu.my

mariane@swck.edu.my

012-378 1084

016-889 3814

Academic and Administrative Matters

Tang Ing Sia

Mariane Linus

ingsiat@swck.edu.my

mariane@swck.edu.my

012-378 1084

016-889 3814

Marketing Matters

Priscilla Simon

priscilla@swck.edu.my

016-889 7813

PTPTN Enquiries

Christine Naja

christinenaja@swck.edu.my

Finance Matters

Tracy Yii

Chin Nyuk Fui

tracyyii@swck.edu.my

nfchin@swck.edu.my

Student support and Services

Doreen Tan

doreentan@swck.edu.my

016-889 7816

If I need mental health counselling support, will it be provided?

The College understands that some students may need mental health counselling support during this unusual time. Please email students@swck.edu.my for this purpose or you may contact Ms. Doreen at 016-8897816.
 

It’s hard to buy groceries/ supplies. What should I do?

Supermarkets and grocery stores will remain open and the government has confirmed there are adequate food supplies. It is expected that supplies will stabilise in the shops after the initial rush at the start of the MCO closure period.

What if the MCO closure period is extended?

The College will abide by government orders.


 
Is the library open?

The physical library will be closed.

What about my attendance record?

In on-line teaching delivery, subject lecturers will specify the attendance expectation. Typically, attendance may be taken during online synchronous learning sessions. Please check with your subject lecturer for further information.

Can I get a discount if I have to learn online?

No. Sunway College Kuching aims to provide an appropriate teaching and learning experience through a variety of delivery methods and will provide the necessary resources irrespective of delivery method.

 

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