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Qatar University a safe place to study | Qatar University

Qatar University a safe place to study

2021-01-26

The Covid-19 pandemic has become a global health issue and has had a major impact on education. Consequently, Qatar University (QU) newly admitted students began their student life with coronavirus restrictions in place.
Due to the pandemic, new learning methods were delivered via distance learning. The University aims to evaluate the student perspective of distance learning compared to classroom learning. Many students applied to QU before coronavirus and by that time, social distancing had entered Qatar’s day-to-day vocabulary. The e-learning system has been the new system adapted to become as safe as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Students at QU shared their sentiments on the distance learning system, while starting their university life during pandemic. Hasan Dhaifallah Omar Alhaddad, first year student at QU’s College of Engineering said: “I decided to study in QU before the pandemic because of the golden opportunities that this University provides. I was extremely sure that QU would be a safe choice because student safety is their top priority.”
Covid-19 did not stop the learning system at QU, rather, it continued through different mediums such as, Webex, Microsoft Teams and more. QU fulfilled student-learning requirements through online portals.
“Qatar University has provided all students with easy access to all services through online portals, through these platforms students can pay fees, buy online books, book an appointment to meet academic advisor, etc. I am extremely satisfied because QU made all the students feel that the pandemic will not be an obstacle in anyway,” said Hasan.
Mohammed Abdelkarem Mohammed, first year student at QU’s College of Business and Economics said that the way QU dealt with pandemic, he immediately made a decision to study at QU.
“In the beginning, it wasn’t easy for me to adapt to the new method of distance learning. However, step by step I excelled dealing with it and faced all challenges, in this way I scored highest in my semester,” said Mohammed.
Mohammed explained that the distance learning system affected his mental health positively; he had time to discover his hobbies, study more, meditate and developed himself during this phase.
QU is committed to provide all precautionary and preventative measures to protect its students from Covid-19 while studying from home or inside study halls and laboratories (such as maintaining safe distance between seats, wearing masks at all times, providing sterilizers in laboratories, and other precautionary measures.)

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  • Mohammed Abdelkarem Mohammed, a student of Business and Economics at Qatar University.