Syiah Kuala University undertakes preventive measures in an effort to prevent the spread of the corona virus (Covids-19). One way is to carry out online learning. This is based on the Circular on the protocol for implementing academic, non-academic activities, education personnel, task forces, and crisis centers in preventing the spread of co-19 in Unsyiah. (Banda Aceh, 3/16/2020).
Circular numbered: B / 1491 / UN11 / KP.11.00 / 2020 was signed by Rector Unsyiah Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng IPU. It contains several decisions aimed at, preventing and protecting all academics and Unsyiah educational staff as well as external parties within the Unsyiah environment.
"We have taken this decision to prevent the spread of the corona virus, and come into force for two weeks from 17 to 30 March 2020," said Samsul.
The content of the decision is that lectures are not closed, but the method of implementing face-to-face is replaced with other methods, without having to face-to-face such as using Unsyiah e-learning facilities or providing teaching materials or assignments via e-mail and social media or other online media.
Then, the practicum or other laboratory activities will be postponed or carried out in other relevant forms online. Other academic activities (seminars, conferences, public lectures, field lectures, final hearings, student exchanges or the like) are postponed.
Furthermore, the guidance of the final project such as thesis, thesis, and dissertation is carried out online. The organization of clinical clerical education and specialist medical education at the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Nursing will be further arranged by the respective Deans. Then, Unsyiah library services are only available through the UILIS portal.
In addition, leaders, lecturers, and education personnel are not permitted to go on business trips outside the city or abroad, except for very important and urgent matters.
Likewise, students are advised not to leave the city of Banda Aceh or return to their area of origin, and are advised to avoid being in a crowded place for a long time.
"We make this decision because we all hope that the corona virus outbreak can quickly subside, and lectures can be active again," said rector.