Safety Protocols during Examinations

Advisory Posted On: July 6, 2022

Dear all,

Following our earlier message on COVID-safe protocols, we would like to remind all students to adhere to the advisory that is now in place as part the University’s upgraded COVID19 Protocol. This is done to ensure our staff and students are safe while on Campus and in designated FNU approved facilities.

As we prepare for examinations across the University, the following measures will be implemented for the protection of our staff and students.

1. All staff and students must present their staff and student ID at the examination venue when requested.

2. All staff and students are encouraged to wear a face mask when in crowded spaces and in the examination hall.

3. All students and staff inside examination venues who are experiencing Flu or COVID-19 like symptoms (sore throat, fever, cough & nasal congestion) must wear a face mask for the duration of the examination.

4. We strongly advise that all COVID-safe measures are actively followed.

5. Staff and students are to use sanitizers that are strategically located within their respective exam venues.

6. Students who are sick or feeling unwell and unable to sit for their exams must;

  • Visit the nearest medical facility if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (dry cough, fever, fatigue/tiredness, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath/chest pain, aches and pains, sore throat, rashes, or headaches).
  • Obtain a medical certificate/COVID-19 result if positive and inform their lecturer/supervisor/HOD.
  • Make a written application to the College Dean, and include medical documents as supporting evidence, for consideration of the award of an aggregate pass, or to sit a special examination.
  • Students can click here and refer to Section 9 of the University Academic and Student Regulations (UASR) for a detailed process on special considerations for exams.

7. We value your understanding and cooperation during this examination period.

The University is strongly encouraging everyone to get their first and second booster shots at the designated medical centres.

Note: Vaccines have provided a level of protection from severe disease and death. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services envision that the more the booster dose is taken up, the better the level of protection, and the safer it will be to remove the remaining public health measures further.

We urge everyone to follow the official health advisories and adhere to all upgraded government guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms like a dry cough, fever, fatigue/tiredness, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath/chest pain, aches and pains, sore throat, rashes, or headaches, please immediately visit the medical facility nearest to you.

As often as possible, keep away from crowded spaces.

Our best wishes to you all. Keep safe and take care.

Dr William May
Acting Vice-Chancellor