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NOTICE

MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/015/080521
Date : 8 th May 2021
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO) IN PENANG

Please be informed that following a press statement from YB Dato Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Senior Minister of Defence, on 8 th May 2021, three districts and three subdistricts in Penang will come under the Movement Control Order (MCO) from 10 th May 2021 until 23 rd May 2021.

2. During this period, both Leith Street and Amoy Lane campuses will be closed. Classes will continue online until further notice.

3. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all students to strictly adhere to the guidelines and procedures set by the authorities.

Thank you.

The Management



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/014/050521
Date : 5 th May 2021
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: TRAVELING HOME FOR THE HARI RAYA BREAK

The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has issued a circular on 4th May 2021, which allows students to travel home for the Hari Raya holidays. MOHE has outlined a few terms and conditions for travel, as follows:
i) Travel home is only allowed on 12th May 2021. Return to campus must be on 16th May 2021. No exceptions will be made.
ii) Students can only travel in private vehicles. Traveling via public transport, such as buses and trains, is strictly prohibited.
iii) Students are not allowed to travel if their hometown has been placed Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
iv) For students who have elected to travel home for the holidays, a 10-day quarantine period must be observed upon your return to campus. Please inform your lecturers accordingly for the purpose of arranging online classes.
v) Interested students must fill out the “Traveling Home for the Hari Raya Break” form link (https://forms.gle/NxK4t4cWxCxBHsWs6) to apply for a letter of permission to travel from the Registry Office. Letters will be sent to your email.

2. Being able to make the trip home and visit loved ones is indeed a blessing. However, the Management would like to advise students to make wise decisions about your individual needs to travel in the midst of a pandemic. If travel is not essential, kindly consider remaining in Penang.
Please be mindful of your health and safety, and that of others, at all times.

3. The Management wishes all Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Thank you.

The Management



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/013/310321
Date : 31 st March 2021
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: SAFE RETURN TO CAMPUS

To ensure the safe return of Equator students, all students are required to fill out and submit the Student Health Declaration Form (see following page for a sample). This form is available at the Front Office of both campuses and must be completed and handed to our staff for verification on the first day that you attend face-to-face (F2F) classes.

2. Please keep in mind any student who does not submit the form and/or does not meet the standard health requirements will not be allowed to attend F2F classes until such requirements are sufficiently met. College authorities will be enforcing this measure to maintain the good health and safety of our staff and students.

3. We look forward to your return to campus, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your cooperation and support.

Thank you.

The Management,



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/012/190321
Date : 19 th March 2021
From : The Management
To : All Diploma Students

RE: MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY ENGLISH TEST (MUET) CLASSES

Please be informed that Malaysian University English Test (MUET) preparation classes will commence on 5 th April 2021. All Diploma students who wish to further their study to local public and private universities are invited to register for the program. Classes will be held over every Wednesday from 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM, for a total of 20 hours. The fee is RM480.

2. Students who are interested in the program must register with the Registry Office. Payment must be made in full upon registration. For further information regarding registration, please contact Ms. Ree Na (reena@equator.edu.my).

3. For information regarding classes and program content, please contact Ms. Hamsa (hamsa@equator.edu.my).

Thank you.

The Management,



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/011/150321
Date : 15th March 2021
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: APRIL 2021 SEMESTER

All students are to return to campus for the semester commencing 5th April 2021. Students returning from other states must comply with the following conditions set by the authorities before they are allowed to attend face-to-face (F2F) classes.
i) Self-quarantine at your residence in Penang for at least 10 consecutive days. Students must return to Penang no later than 25th March 2021 to begin the self-quarantine process.
ii) Monitor your health daily and report to the Student Affairs Office if you begin to exhibit any Covid-19 symptoms.
iii) Report to the front office and sign a health declaration form upon return to campus on 5th April 2021.
iv) Students from East Malaysia will undergo quarantine at college facilities.
v) Students living in states other than Penang will receive a ‘Surat Pelepasan Rentas Daerah/Negeri’ from the Registry Office no later than the end of this week, for travel on 25th March 2021. If you do not receive your letter or find yourself in need of one, kindly contact the Registry Office.

2. As the health and safety of our staff and students are our priorities, any student found to be in violation of the terms will not be allowed entry to either campus. They will then be required to observe the mandatory 10-day self-quarantine before returning to class.

3. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your full cooperation in ensuring the smooth return back to campus. Let us work together to keep each other safe.

Thank you.

The Management,



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/010/220121
Date : 22nd January 2021
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: ONLINE CLASSES UNTIL THE END OF SEMESTER

On 11th January 2021, Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Haji Mohd Yassin declared Movement Control Order (MCO) in six states to combat Covid-19, including the state of Penang. Yesterday, Senior Minister (Security) Dato' Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob announced that the MCO in Penang will be extended until 4th February 2021.

2. To comply with the Malaysian government’s directives, classes will be held online until the end of the January – March 2021 semester.

3. As your health is important to us, we would like to remind all students to abide by the procedures and guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council during the MCO period.

Thank you.

The Management



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/009/050121
Date : 5th January 2021
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: JANUARY 2021 SEMESTER

Please be informed that the January 2021 semester will begin on 11th January 2021. To comply with the latest requirements stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education, it is mandatory for students coming in from Covid-19 red zones to self-quarantine at home for ten (10) consecutive days before returning to campus.

2. Classes for Week 1 and Week 2 (11th January 2021 - 23rd January 2021) will be held online. Classes from Week 3 onwards (beginning 25th January 2021) will follow the blended learning approach.

3. We seek your cooperation in ensuring that the semester progresses smoothly. The Management would like to take this opportunity to remind all students to abide by the procedures and guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council.

Thank you.

The Management



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/008/081120
Date : 8th November 2020
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (CMCO) IN ALL STATES IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA EXCEPT FOR PERLIS, PAHANG, AND KELANTAN

Please be informed that the government announced yesterday that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be enforced in all states in Peninsular Malaysia except for Perlis, Pahang, and Kelantan from 9th November 2020 until 6th December 2020.
2. During this period, both Leith Street and Amoy Lane campuses will be closed. Classes will continue online until further notice.
3. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all students to strictly adhere to the guidelines and procedures set by the authorities.

Thank you.

The Management.



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/007/051120
Date : 5th November 2020
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (CMCO) IN MUKIM 12

Please be informed that Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced yesterday that a two-week Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be imposed at sub-district 12 (Mukim 12) of the Penang southwest district from 6th November 2020 until 19th November 2020.
2. During the CMCO, students who are residing in this area are required to strictly adhere to procedures and guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Health and National Security council. Affected students are not allowed to come to campus, even by appointment.
3. Please be assured that classes will continue to be held online until further notice from the Ministry of Higher Education.

Thank you.

The Management.



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/006/271020
Date : 27th October 2020
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: CLASSES TO BE MOVED ONLINE EFFECTIVE 28th OCTOBER 2020

In their latest circular dated 26th October 2020, the Ministry of Higher Education has directed all Private Higher Education Institutions operating in Covid-19 red zones to conduct classes online. For Equator College, this will take effect from 28th October 2020. This arrangement will be in place until further notice from the government.

2. Online classes will be conducted via Google Meet. Notes and materials for class may be accessed in the EMS. Kindly contact your respective lecturers for more information regarding individual classes.

3. For health and safety reasons, students who are currently residing in hostels and around campus are requested not to return to their hometowns during this period.

4. Lastly, the Management would like to remind all students to strictly adhere to the procedures and guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Health and the National Security Council. Let us all be safe and be well.
Thank you.

The Management.



MEMORANDUM

Ref : REG/MM/EC/005/231020
Date : 23rd October 2020
From : The Management
To : All Staff and Students

RE: CONVOCATION 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the current public health situation in Malaysia, the Management has decided to postpone this year’s Convocation, which was previously scheduled for 28th November 2020.

2. The Convocation, or its alternative arrangement, will take place in 2021. Further information will be communicated at a later date.

3. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter:
Ms. Ree Na : reena@equator.edu.my
Ms. Shao Wan : shaowan@equator.edu.my
Mr. Daniel : daniel@equator.edu.my

Thank you.

The Management



MEMORANDUM
Ref : REG/MM/EC/004/071020
Date : 07th October 2020
From : The Management
To : All Students

RE: RETURN TO CAMPUS (OCTOBER 2020 TERM)

In light of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, the Management has decided that:
(i) All students living in the Kota Setar district (Kedah) and Sabah will attend online classes from 12/10/2020 until 24/10/2020. These students will only return to campus for in-person classes from 26/10/2020.
(ii) Students do not live in Covid-19 red zones will attend classes on campus as usual starting 12/10/2020.

2. We strongly encourage all students from Kota Setar and Sabah to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus on 26/10/2020. We find that this precaution is necessary to keep all those under our care safe from the disease.

3. Please inform your lecturers immediately if you are one of the students affected by (i), so that the necessary arrangements can be made as soon as possible.

4. For further information regarding this matter, kindly contact your respective Heads of Program or the Student Affairs Office (Mr. Daniel).
Thank you.

The Management



Collection of Statement of Results (SOR) for April to July 2020 semester

Dear students,
Students from the following departments to collect the SOR from Ms. Shao Wan, Exam Officer at Leith Street campus.

· Certificate in Art & Design
· Diploma in Fashion Design
· Diploma in Fine Art
· Diploma in Marketing Communication


Students from the following departments to collect the SOR from Ms Amelia, front counter at Amoy campus before 25 September 2020. After 25th, students shall collect from the Exam Unit located at Leith Street.

· Diploma in Interior Design
· Diploma in Architectural Technology
· Diploma in Computer Aided Design and Drafting
· Diploma in Graphic & Multimedia Design
· Diploma in 3D Animation

Thank you.

The Exam Unit



Equator College to Resume Operation on 8 May 2020

Dear students,
Please be informed that we have received a letter from the Ministry of Education allowing us to resume operation on 4 May 2020. However, the College will only resume operation on 8 May 2020 following the instructions from the state government.

Presently, face-to-face teaching and learning activities are not allowed so as to avoid any form of gatherings.
Thus, online classes will continue until further instruction from the Ministry of Education.

Services that available in campus during this period include registry, finance, student affair, marketing, academic matters, and administrative. Kindly contact us if you would like to come to college for the stated services.
Thank you.

The Management