HONORIS UNITED UNIVERSITIES
Update March 20, 2020
Honoris United Universities expresses its gratitude to each individual across Africa, from our teachers, staff, administrators, partners, authorities, and the students and their families for the patience, the active participation, and the solidarity in undertaking our duty of care and continuation of studies mandates.
- On March 17, 2020, South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, announced that all higher education institutions should plan an early recess of their academic programs. Accordingly, all physical learning spaces of Honoris institutions in South Africa – MANCOSA and REGENT Business School – are closed effective from March 18 until further notice.
- MANCOSA and REGENT Business School learning centres in Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana and Zambia will close beginning the week of March 22, 2020.
- MANCOSA and REGENT Business School are deploying continuation of study plans while face-to-face activities are ceased. Students currently have the requisite academic resources to progress their learning relying on the institutions’ digital platforms, alongside hard copies of materials, and most importantly, with the guidance and participation of their professors and faculty.
- From March 19, 2020, all educational institutions in Mauritius are closed for a period of 14 days, according to national directives.
- In step with MANCOSA and REGENT Business School, the Honoris institution in Mauritius – YKBS – follows the academic plans sponsored by these institutions and is adopting digital preparedness to facilitate its distance learning.
- All educational institutions have been instructed to stop their on-campus teaching activities by Morocco’s Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research from March 16, until further notice, and switch to distance and online alternatives.
- All Honoris institutions in Morocco have online environments and digital tools in place since March 16, 2020 building on existing capabilities. MUNDIAPOLIS started delivering courses online since March 16, 2020 and the first set of exams were already organized online on March 20, 2020. EMSI and EAC have online environments in place since March 19, 2020.
- Following instructions of Tunisia’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, all Honoris institutions in the country – UNIVERSITE CENTRALE, UPSAT, IMSET, AAC – have closed since March 12, until further notice.
- According to national directives, all Honoris institutions in Tunisia are advancing digital and off-campus learning plans (including virtual classes) in advance of March 30, 2020, the end date for the spring break, leveraging on existing systems in place.
The Honoris website will be continuously updated as events unfold.