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​Last Updated on: Friday, 15th October 2021

Re-Opening of APU Campus – Welcome - 18th Oct 2021

Dear Students,

Further to our earlier announcements, APU’s campus will reopen in stages for Hybrid classes (both face-to-face in the classroom as well as online) from Monday 18th October 2021 onwards.

If your current semester commenced in September 2021 or later, a selection of your classes will be held in Hybrid Mode, and this is now reflected in your Time-Tables. For those whose current semesters commenced prior to September 2021, your classes will be held in Hybrid mode from the start from your next semester.

Those who are unable to return to campus will still be able to continue following classes in Online Learning mode until further notice.

For guidance, the list of intakes involved hybrid mode learning may be accessed from https://www.apu.edu.my/sites/default/files/apuopeningcampus_18oct2021v5.pdf.

Apart from the above, all Laboratories, the Library, Discussion Spaces and common areas and the cafeteria are open to any student across all intakes.

As we prepare to welcome you to the campus, we would like to provide guidance on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be in force. 

ENTRY INTO THE CAMPUS

In order to regulate entry into the APU campus, 2 separate entrances have been set up:

Accessibility

Entrance

Category 1: Current Students with physical APCard
(Have been to the campus previously)

Main Entrance at Level 1M

Category 2: Students without physical APCard
(Never been on campus for physical classes)

Grand Staircase up to Level 3

Notes:

  • All Students with physical disabilities will use the Main Entrance at Level 1M
  • Entry into the APIIT Campus for all students will be at the Main Atrium.

IMPORTANT:

PURSUANT TO MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND NSC SOPs, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

ONLY FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS ARE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE CAMPUS. THIS WIL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL AT BOTH ENTRY POINTS.

Steps for entry into the Campus (Only for Fully Vaccinated Persons):

Scan the MySejahtera QR Code available at the entrance.
Display your MySejahtera Check-in information for our Entry Personnel to verify your Vaccination Status.

Category 1 Students:

  1. Proceed to the Facial Recognition (APFace)/Temperature Scanner Station for screening and authentication Category 1
  2. Proceed into the campus.

Category 2 Students:

  1. Proceed to the APFace/Temperature Scanner for Temperature Screening
  2. Proceed to the Centre Court for APCard Collection and APFace Registration. For guidance on APFace registration, please visit APFace knowledge base.

NOTE: Anyone detected to have a temperature of 37.5 Degrees and above, or who display Covid-19 symptoms will not be allowed entry, and are advised to immediately seek medical attention.

PARKING

Parking for new students (those without APCards) will be at the open-air parking in front of the campus across the road (Zone B).  APU Security Guards will guide you to the car park.  Parking in this Zone will be free of charge from 18 Oct 21 (Monday) to 22 Oct 21 (Friday), and will chargeable according to the published rates from 25th Oct 21.

Students who already possess APCards may use the covered parking (Zone A) and must ensure that there is sufficient balance in their cards prior to exit.

SHUTTLE SERVICE

The shuttle service from the LRT and external APU Accommodation to APU/APIIT will operate based on the schedule published on the ApSpace accessible from https://www.apu.edu.my/sites/default/files/apu_shuttle_services_2021_version_6_18_oct_2021.pdf.


HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES WHILE ON CAMPUS:

  • FACEMASKS ARE TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES DURING ENTRY AND ON CAMPUS, EXCEPT WHILE DINING IN THE CAFETERIA.
  • PHYSICAL DISTANCE OF 1 METER IS TO BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN 2 PERSONS AT ALL TIMES.
  • PHYSICAL CONTACT OF ANY SORT SHOULD BE AVOIDED.
  • THE REGULAR SANITISATION OF HANDS IS HGHLY ENCOURAGED. AUTOMATIC SANITISER DISPENSERS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE CAMPUS.

As part of campus safety measures, all classrooms, laboratories, the library, office areas and common spaces are frequently and comprehensively sanitised.

While we take measures to keep everyone safe, these measures will only work if everyone exercises self-protection and self-discipline, placing the health and safety of anyone we are in contact with at the highest level of importance.

Campus Security Personnel are empowered to deny entry to any persons who may pose a danger to the APU Campus Community. This may also include requesting individuals involved to leave the Campus immediately.

Welcome (back) to the Campus and we look forward to working together to ensure a safe and healthy learning and working environment for everyone.

Enjoy your APU Campus experience!

APIIT Group Corporate Communications


Last Updated on: Sunday, 3rd October 2021

Dear Students,

We hope that you are keeping well and staying safe. We are as excited as you to welcome our APU community to be back on campus starting from 18th October 2021 in stages.

We are here to provide you with guidance on plans to bring you back to campus in stages in accordance with Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) guidelines issued recently where universities have been allowed to restart operations in stages with certain conditions. Do take note that all students must be fully vaccinated upon arriving at the campus. Students are only considered fully vaccinated — 14 days after your second dose (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac), or 28 days after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson or Cansino).

Intakes Returning to Campus
While all scheduled classes will continue to be delivered online, we will start delivering a selected number of intakes on campus in Hybrid mode (Online & Face-2-Face) from the week of 18th October 2021 onwards. This will be indicated in your timetables from the week of 18th October 2021 as Hybrid Classes. For these classes, you will have the option of either attending classes physically on campus or online. Those who are unable to return to campus will still be able to continue following classes in Online Learning mode until further notice. The list of intakes where some modules will be delivered in Hybrid Mode (Online & Face-2-Face) can be accessed HERE. This list will be updated from time to time.

For these classes, you will have the option of either attending on campus or online. Your lecturers will in almost all cases, deliver these sessions from the respective classroom/lab allocated at APU.

Accommodation Booking
Kindly fill up the APU Accommodation Reservation Form below at least 10 days in advance of your arrival date to check and confirm your room availability. We are planning the arrivals to campus in a planned and staggered manner to ensure social distancing. Please note that reservations are based on a first-come, first-served basis and rooms are subject to availability.

Please fill the APU Accommodation Reservation Form: https://shorturl.at/cfoFP

If you have further enquiries regarding your accommodation check-ins, kindly contact us at rsvp@apu.edu.my for further assistance.

Interstate Travel Letter Request (from other States in Malaysia)
Students returning to campus from other states in Malaysia MUST obtain the permission letter from APU for Interstate Travel. You can start to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 15th October 2021.

You may apply for the Interstate Travel Letter here:
https://forms.office.com/r/wVKn8xm7vn

Once we received your request we will send you the letter which you can use to obtain Police Permit.

 For your information, students are only allowed to travel by one of the following:

  • Using your own vehicle
  • Travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians.
  • Shared vehicles based on vehicle capacity as long as all students and passengers are fully vaccinated
  • Air Travel

For students returning from Sabah and Sarawak, please refer to additional guidance sent out earlier, which may be accessed here https://apu.edu.my/covid-19-faq

International Students Return to Malaysia
We will shortly be sending all our international students (New & Existing) updated Arrival SOP and guidelines together with details on the Quarantine and Arrival process. Nationals from all countries can now travel to Malaysia with necessary approval and mandatory Quarantine.

Please check the APU website for the Covid-19 Updates and Advisory as well as the FAQs page for the latest updates. These may be accessed from http://www.apu.edu.my/explore-apu/covid-19-updates-advisory

We look forward to welcoming you back to the campus very soon. For those travelling from other parts of Malaysia or from overseas, we wish you a safe journey to Kuala Lumpur.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.

APU / APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated on: Saturday, 2nd October 2021

MOHE initiative on flight arrangement for Sabah & Sarawak students

Dear students,

Further to our email dated 25th September 2021 entitled ‘MOHE initiative on flight arrangement for Sabah & Sarawak students’, we wish to inform you that we had just received an update from the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) on the link where you could express your interest to book your ticket. Please see the attachment of the posters circulated by MOHE.

Link to register:
https://iptpelajar.mohe.gov.my/

Deadline to register:
Latest by Wednesday, 6th October 2021 at 12:00pm

We wish to reiterate that the flight arrangement is an initiative of MOHE provided to students as an option. Teaching and Learning will be conducted in Hybrid mode (face to face and online) until further notice as per our recent announcement. Students at all levels in semesters commencing in September 2021 onwards will have the option of attending classes physically in campus. Further details are available at https://www.apu.edu.my/covid-19-faq

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy.

APU & APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated on: Tuesday, 28th September 2021 

Dear Students,

In view of the current circumstances related to the Covid-19 outbreak & in compliance with the government’s recent announcement, APU library operating hours will be from 8.30am to 6pm starting from 18th October 2021.

All books borrowed will be entitled for a longer borrowing duration and will have to be returned by 29th October 2021.

We encourage library patrons to fully utilise our online library resources which are accessible through our library website here.

If you have any question pertaining to library services, please contact us through Library Helpdesk and we will do our best to assist you.

Kindly follow the SOP strictly (especially physical distancing, the use of face masks, and limiting movements) set by the government when you visit us to ensure that everyone stays safe.

Thank you for your patience & we appreciate your understanding and co-operation during this trying times.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy always.


Last Updated on: Tuesday, 28th September 2021 
 
RECOVERY MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER ANNOUNCEMENT: REOPENING OF SWEATZONE & OUTDOOR SPORTS FACILITIES
 
Dear Students,
 
As you are aware, the Minister of Education, students of Higher Learning Institutions will be allowed to return to campus in stages beginning from 15th October 2021. This is subject to strict compliance with SOPs as well as the requirement that only students and staff who have been fully vaccinated (plus the 14-week/28-week waiting period as prescribed by the Government) will be allowed onto campus.
 
Following on from this, we are pleased to announce the reopening of our on-campus Gymnasium (SWEATZONE) and Sports Courts (BASKETBALL & FUTSAL COURT) as per the following:
 
GYMNASIUM (SWEATZONE)
 
Reopening Date: 18th October 2021
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Mondays – Fridays)
 
Mandatory SOPs to be complied with:
 
1. Requirements for Entry into the Sweatzone:
Evidence to be produced of Full Vaccination status (from MySejahtera)
Check-in using MySejahtera QR Code
Temperature Screening
2. Maximum of (5) persons allowed at any one time in the Sweatzone
3. Requirement to maintain physical distance of at least 2 meters
4. Hand sanitizers to be used before entering and after leaving the Sweatzone.
5. Users to wear their own gloves, bring their own towels, yoga mats
6. Users to wipe down all equipment utilized by using the sanitizer spray bottles available.
 
SPORTS COURTS (BASKETBALL & FUTSAL COURTS)
 
Reopening Date: 18th October 2021
Sports Court Booking Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday @ Sweatzone)
Sports Court Opening Hours: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Monday – Sunday)
 
Mandatory SOPs to be complied with:
1. Requirements for Entry into the Sports Court
Check-in using MySejahtera QR Code
Temperature Screening
2. Maximum of (8) persons allowed at any one time inside the court
3. Hand sanitizers to be used before entering and after leaving the courts.
4. Users to bring their own Basketball & Futsal ball.
5. Sports Attire (including proper shoes) to be worn at all times on the courts. Users who are not properly attired will be denied entry.
6. Strictly NO SMOKING within and in the vicinity of the courts.
 
These SOPs are in line with requirements strictly imposed by the Government, in particular from the Ministry of Youth and Sports and are in place to ensure the safety and health of all staff and students on campus.
 
Personnel supervising the Sweatzone and the Sports Court will monitor compliance and any users who are found not in compliance will be required to leave.
 
APU & APIIT Group Communications

Last Updated on: Friday, 24th September 2021

Foreign vaccine recipients need to get local inoculation certificate. 

Those who were vaccinated abroad and who want to get a digital vaccination certificate through the Mysejahtera application, they need to lodge a report at the District Health Office. 
 
Read media announcement 
 
Procedure to lodge a report to the District Health Office to get digital certificate through MySejahtera application:
 
For those residing/staying in Kuala Lumpur
Email to vaksincpklp@gmail.com the following documents/information to the Health District Office:
a. Screenshot of your MySejahtera profile.
b. Copy of vaccination certificate done in your home country.
c. Copy of passport.
d. Local telephone number.
Enquires via telephone during office hours can be done at +60322687301 
 
For those residing/staying in Bukit Jalil & Cheras district
Email to vaksincovid19cheras@gmail.com the following documents/information to the Health District Office:
a. Screenshot of your MySejahtera profile.
b. Copy of vaccination certificate done in your home country.
c. Copy of passport.
d. Local telephone number.
Alternatively, please Click on the link below to complete the form & upload the above documents/information: https://forms.gle/d5Bk7gWtVJgcuT1D6
 
Note: This link belongs to Cheras Health District Office & if you are using this form to apply, your information shall be processed by Cheras Health District Office. 
Enquires via telephone during office hours can be done at +60391320020  
 
Cheras District Health Office address:
Jalan Yaacob Latif, 
Bandar Tun Razak, 
56100 Cheras, 
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
 
Should you require any further information, you may contact us at covid-response@apu.edu.my.

Last Updated on: Sunday, 19th September 2021

Vaccination for Students below the Age of 18

Dear Students,

Further to our announcement on 12th September 2021, the authorities had recently announced that for students who are below 18 years of age, they can walk-in to any of the vaccination centres (PPV) offering Pfizer vaccination throughout the country.

Documents required:

  • NRIC/Passport
  • APU Admission Offer Letter OR APU Student ID Card/Virtual Student ID

Students below 18 years old in the Klang Valley can get the Pfizer vaccination at the following PPV (9 am to 6 pm):

  • Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil (applicable for students who were born in the year 2003 ONLY)
  • Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya (applicable for students who were born in the year 2003 & 2004)

Students below 18 years old, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or any adult to sign for the vaccination.

Should you require any further information, you may contact us at covid-response@apu.edu.my.

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy.

APU & APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated on: Sunday, 12th September 2021

IMPORTANT : CAMPUS REOPENING ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear APU Community,

The Minister of Higher Education announced on 4th September that the National Security (MKN) Council had agreed to allow campuses to reopen in October in stages as part of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).

Since then, the Ministry has held a series of engagement sessions with representatives of Public and Private Institutions in order to finalise the Standard Operating Procedures for the reopening of campuses. We have been informed that an official announcement will be issued soon. However, Teaching and Learning will be conducted in Hybrid mode (face to face and online) until further notice.

While we plan and prepare for the reopening of our campus, we have been advised to inform all students of the following:

ONLY FULLY VACCINATED STUDENTS, STAFF, WORKERS AND VISITORS WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE CAMPUS.

In line with guidelines issued by MKN for all premises nationwide, the definition of full vaccination is as follows:

a. For those who are on the two-dose vaccines (eg. Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac), full vaccination is considered achieved 14 days after receiving the second dose.

b. For those who are on the single-dose vaccines (eg. Johnson&Johnson, Cansino), full vaccination is considered achieved 28 days after receiving the dose.

For those vaccinated abroad, you need to update this information on MySejahtera. Please visit https://citf.mosti.gov.my/faq/en/docs/overseas-vaccination/how-do-individuals-who-have-completed-vaccinations-abroad-update-this-information-on-mysejahtera/ for more information.

(Your Vaccination Status is displayed in your Mysejahtera App – this is the only evidence of Full Vaccination that is recognised under MKN (National Security Council) guidelines and we will only refer to this to allow entry into the campus. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE ALLOWED BY MKN

WE ADVISE STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT YET ACHIEVED FULL VACCINATION STATUS TO ENSURE THAT YOU TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR VACCINATION SOONEST POSSIBLE. THIS MEANS:

1. If you have not received your first dose, or have not received an appointment for your first dose, you should walk in to the nearest Vaccination Centre (PPV) with your Student ID Card/Virtual Student ID on the APSpace or your APU Admission Offer Letter. The Higher Education Ministry has made special arrangements with the Ministry of Health to facilitate all students. 

Special Note for those who are below 18 years of age:

(Note that the above is presently only available for students who are 18 years of age and above. The Ministry of Higher Education is working with MKN to make arrangements from those who are below 18, so please stand by for further announcements in this regard)

2. If you have received your first dose, please ensure that you do not miss your appointment for your second dose. Please contact the JKJAV HelpDesk via the MySejahtera App or from https://vaksincovid.gov.my if you have not received your appointment for your second dose or for any other related issues.

We are excited to be able to welcome the APU community back to campus and all measures have and will continue to be taken to ensure that the campus remains safe for everyone.

We will announce further details on the phases of our reopening plan as soon as possible after the official announcement and detailed SOPs are issued by the Ministry of Higher Education. Meanwhile, should you require any further information, you may contact us at covid-response@apu.edu.my

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy.

APU & APIIT Group Communications


Last Updated on Monday, 23rd March 2020

WHAT SHOULD A STUDENT DO WHEN HE/SHE IS NOT WELL?


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Category 1 Students:

  1. Proceed to the Facial Recognition (APFace)/Temperature Scanner Station for screening and authentication Category 1
  2. Proceed into the campus.