COVID-19 : FAQs and more
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During the ongoing Covid19 outbreak, it is very important for the Majan University College community to remain united and stay in touch. We have set up this webpage to enable everyone to keep up to date with College matters while the coronavirus prevents normal face to face classes and meetings from taking place. This page provides you with regularly updated news items, as well as opportunities to ask questions and have them answered by whoever knows the relevant information. In general, the site provides a means to maintain a close relationship with others in the College fraternity and to contribute positively to the spirit of togetherness as we all navigate our way through these rather frustrating and worrying times. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay close to Majan! We urge you to continue following all the practices recommended by the Ministry of Health, such as social distancing and regular hand washing.
- Start of Application Process: March 14, 2021
- End of Application Process: August 26, 2021
- Start of Registration: August 16, 2021
- End of Registration: September 05, 2021
- Classes commence in September, 2021
The information above applies for MBA, MSc, MA in International Human Resource Management and MA in Applied Lingustics. Please note that these dates are expected to be confirmed by the University. Once they are confirmed, we will be updating this section.
- 80071000 and 24730409 are the hotlines for admission enquiries.
How will my assessments change during online teaching learning?
The assessments are not changed during the online teaching, however, they are slightly modified to suit the current scenario. The assessments could be in a form of; online test, take home assessment/exam, open book exam, assignments, presentations, viva, poster presentations and debate among many other forms. The assessments are well thought of to suit the current situation and not to burden students as well.
How do I register for the Summer/September semester?
The online registration link will be available for you to register for summer modules.
How is attendance measured? Is attendance compulsory?
Yes, attendance is compulsory. Your presence in GoToMeeting classes is recorded (including when you join and when you leave). In some cases your lecturers may supplement online classes with activities on MOVE, Participation in such activities will help you to learn, but does not normally count towards attendance.
How will I get my notification?
A scanned copy will be emailed to all graduates who fulfilled all the requirements. Once the situation is improved, then graduates might be invited to come and collect their original notification from the college.
Online learning takes a lot of internet, how can you help me?
Omantel does not charge for access to MOVE and your GoToMeeting classes. You can access these on your data plan without it costing you any balance (please note, other apps may access the internet in the background and use your balance). If you are on a different provider you may want to consider purchasing a prepaid Omantel SIM for your online classes.
I have some support needs, who should I contact?
When will teaching switch back to campus?
Our priority is the safety of our students and staff. As of now, we do not anticipate any face to face classes resuming until September at the earliest. We will of course be following all the guidelines from the Ministry of Higher Education and the Supreme Committee.
Finance related FAQs
How do I pay my college fees during the lockdown state?
For students who already paid by cheque we will deposit their cheques for collection at the bank by their cheques’ due dates. Students who are used to paying by cash before the cheque due date can either pay online before the due date or request to withhold the cheque until arrangements have been made to pay online if no bank card has yet been issued. The paid cheques will be given to students when the College reopens again after lockdown. Students who didn't pay yet by cash/cheque and still have outstanding fees will have to pay by online only but will have to add the payment delay penalty, according to the normal fee payment policy. In all cases students must complete their payments online for any outstanding fees before the start of registration for the September 2020 semester. Click here to learn more about online payment.
Will there be a reduction in fees?
Online teaching and support comes with a cost which is additional to the usual expenses during the lockdown. This cost includes, for example, the cost of digital platforms, and the costs involved in preparing electronic content and extra hours consumed during this process. The College will bear these additional costs during lockdown but has to maintain the same fees level to meet its usual obligations and expenses in order to offer the best learning experience.
Will I have to pay all my dues for the current semester before summer registration?
The College recognizes the need to support students during these difficult times and relax the fees payment for both the current semester and the summer semester. We will not block students with outstanding fees from registering for the summer courses and getting their results for the current semester. Students can complete the summer semester payment before they register for the new semester in September 2020. Students will have to complete their payments through the online system.
How do I pay for my summer semester?
Until the lockdown of Muttrah is over, payments through cash/cheques will be suspended and students should pay online, using bank debit/credit cards after they complete their online registration. Students will be given a grace period to complete their payments online for any outstanding fees before they register for the new semester in September 2020. Click here to learn more about online payment.
How are my hostel fees calculated for the current and summer semester?
Students will be exempt from the hostel payment for two months for the current semester (April, May) due to the suspension of studies on campus since 15 March, and will have to pay only for two Months (February, March) because the fees are calculated on a monthly basis not a daily basis, according to the normal hostel fee policy. That is to say that any number of days stayed in March are calculated as a full month. For the summer registration, the hostel will be free of charge unless the lockdown still persists, so students will also be relieved from hostel fees. It is worth mentioning that the College leases the hostels for the full year and charges the students for only eight months for the first and second semester.
How can I collect my security deposit during the lockdown period?
Important Contact Information:
80071000 (Toll Free): Prospective students and general inquiries (Ms. Fatma Al Kindi)
24730409: Local and International Admission Enquiries (Ms. Safa Al Rawahi)
Post Graduate Centre:
24730424: Admissions and Registry Department (Ms. Shamsa Al Musalmi)
24730411: Student Support (Mr. Khamis Al Ghafri)
24730464: Academic Support (Dr. Ammar Al Balushi)
24730430: Finance Support (Sponsors): Ahmed Al Mandhari
24730431: Finance Support (Student Enquiries): Edison Concepcion
24730432: Finance Support (Supplier): Omar Al Balushi
24730433: Finance Support (Cash and Cheques) : Zeyana Al Rawahi
Student Feedback on Online Learning:
Ghadeer Juma Al Musheifri, Accounting Student at Majan:
Majan dealt with the lockdown situation amazingly quickly, we were getting classes delivered online from day one. It is a new experience for us all, it has its challenges but is good for us to be able to continue our studies without interruption. Our lecturers, especially Mr George are so helpful and supporting, even responding to emails late at night.
Mohammed Bader Mohammed Al Mamri, IT Student at Majan:
I was impressed with how quickly Majan transitioned to online learning, it has been a challenge but a really excellent experience overall. I like the fact I can still communicate with my teachers face to face through GoToMeeting, the teachers have shown real commitment and support.
Saeed Mahmood Al-Manthri, English Language Student at Majan:
Majan demonstrated their experience and knowledge in the way they immediately switched to an alternative way of teaching. We have learnt a lot by facing this challenge. My teachers keep all their class sessions and assist us continually through email and online video, they have really assisted us through this challenging time.
Alaa Mustafa Al Lawati, Marketing Student at Majan:
When the online teaching started I didn’t think for a moment it would work, but I’ve been really impressed at the outcome. I hope to graduate this semester, so the fact the teaching has not been delayed means a lot to me. I now like learning comfortably at home, but I do miss the face to face time with my classmates. I am really grateful for all the effort the teachers put in to ensure we do not fall behind.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!
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Webpage last updated on 02/02/2021 08:00