NorthTec is "Closed but Open"

24 March 2020

NorthTec will be delivering classes via remote learning while the country is at alert status 4 in the coronavirus pandemic.

While all campuses will be locked down from midnight tomorrow, as per Government instructions, students will be taught via online and digital options wherever possible.

Students have been asked not to come to campus today, and to carry out self-directed learning for the rest of this week, to allow staff to prepare resources.

For the following two weeks, until the Easter break, tutors will deliver classes remotely via a combination of methods using technology.

Wayne Jackson, Acting Chief Executive, said: “As part of NorthTec’s emergency planning procedures, we have been gearing up for the likelihood that we would need to close our campuses.

“Staff have been working hard to prepare to deliver their classes remotely and these preparations are continuing throughout this week. For the next two weeks, tutors will teach their classes through digital and online channels.

“We are doing all we can to support our students and to ensure that their education is not disadvantaged through this national emergency. Our student support services will still be available by phone and online, to help students through this difficult time.”

NorthTec is also setting up additional IT support services to assist students with remote learning.

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