March 16, 2020
To all Students:
Re: Bahamas Institute of Business & Technology Response to Covid-19
Given the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, we wanted to alert you to some changes that will affect the operation of the college for the immediate future.
Let me assure you that we plan to leverage the expertise of our administrators, faculty, staff, stakeholders and our technological capabilities to ensure continued support for our students and the entire BIBT community.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented health challenge and we appreciate everyone who is on the front line working to contain this pandemic. Please know that we are vigilantly monitoring this disease and will apprise you regularly to ensure that you remain aware of changing conditions particularly as it relates to operational changes.
In his address, the Prime Minister advised that all schools be closed until April 14, 2020. This message was further reiterated by the Minister of Education. Accordingly, we wish to advise that all face to face classes for the remainder of Winter 2020 term have been cancelled effective March 16, 2020. We are in communication with lecturers in order to chart the best way forward in completing some courses, where practicable, electronically or using other alternative platforms. Please check your email regularly for updates and instructions with regards to assignments. Unless conditions dictate, our office will remain open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You are encouraged to contact us by phone or email as needed.
We wish to emphasize the importance of taking every precaution during this time. As stated earlier please follow precautionary measures outlined by the Ministry of Health. If you believe you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 please call the Ministry of Health 24-hour hotline at (242)376-9350, 376-9387 or 376-9357.
Please make every effort to ensure that you and your family remain safe during this ongoing health calamity.
Deswell Forbes, PhD.