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Online transition experience for Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business student

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Meet Nickolai Birjoo – a first-year student of the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business (BISB).

As a result of COVID-19 all students had to transition from face to face to online learning to facilitate the continuation of teaching and learning. This transition fortunately was smooth based on the technologies that Lok Jack GSB had in place. See below Nickolai’s experience for online learning.

To put it bluntly, the online learning experience, born from necessity, has been an easily accessible way to stay on top of my education throughout a time where there is no in-house option due to unforeseen circumstances. Quickly implemented, smoothly operated and dynamically adapted to the needs of the pupils – I would say my favourite part of the experience has been how continuous it has been, bridging the offline and online gap. Due to the administrative efforts of program advisors and the IT staff, I am able to work in a virtual class that is almost exactly the same as a physical one, kilometres away from the campus. The professors have not missed a step when issuing class work and interacting with their students, making it extremely easy to carry on with any given subject. Lok Jack GSB has really prepared for such an easy transition with three distinct online learning platforms, which each offer features that aid in the completion of the courses offered. All lecturers have been quite interactive with the students, an aspect of the online class that has not gone unnoticed. The access to such personal interaction has made some lectures more digestible for some students, which is a welcomed comfort for working in such a remote environment. It is as easy as holding a button when a student wishes to voice any opinions or concerns, another facet of classroom life that has not been sacrificed. I am truly impressed by how well the online lectures have been handled by the school, especially under such short notice.”

For more information on the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business speak to Ms. Kersha Garner, Academic Advisor at 299-0218 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt. Visit the website here

Alumnus of Master of Marketing guest lecture students of Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business

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Kristofer Granger, Alumnus of Master of Marketing programme guest lectured students of the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business in their Marketing Principles Course using Domino’s as an example. They were then treated with Domino’s at the end. 

 

To learn more on the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business speak to an Academic Advisor today! Call 299-0218 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt 

Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business Student Ambassadors

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Meet the Student Ambassadors for the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business programme (BISB). 

From left, Mya Marie Berment,  Jeroam Des Vignes, Okera Duncan, Maryanna Samuel, Navindra Jaggernauth and Julia Harripersad. 

Student ambassador of the BISB programme are required to:

  • Be an exemplary student and adhere to the Business Schools’ code of conduct, behavioural and dress code policies
  • Maintain good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.0 on cumulative coursework
  • Represent and participate in the Business Schools’ on and off campus events
  • Be knowledgeable of basic facts about the UWI-ALJGSB and the BISB programme
  • Promote the Business School and in particular the BISB programme
  • Contribute content to the Business Schools’ website and other promotional material

 

Benefits of being a student ambassador:

  • Build transferable skills such as: leadership, team work, problem solving, critical thinking, written and verbal communication, confidence and public speaking for future employment
  • Be able to use the experience gained on your resume to enrich career prospects
  • Be exposed to possible international opportunities

 

To learn more on the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business speak to an Academic Advisor today! Call 299-0218 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt 

April Exams Postponed

April Final Exams POSTPONED

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Dated: March 20, 2020

April Exams Postponed

Dear Students:

In our Internal Communique last Monday, March 17th, we indicated that we will await guidelines from the University of West Indies (UWI) regarding final exams scheduled for April.

Final exams on April have been postponed until further notice by the University. New dates will be shared when they are finalized.

Thanks for your support and please keep up with your online classes and with your health and safety precautions as outlined by the global and local health authorities.

If you have any specific questions, please free to send them to info@lokjackgsb.edu.tt


For a safe and healthy environment,

LOK JACK GSB Leadership Team.

Guyana

Lok Jack GSB Action Plan – Guyana

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Dated: March 14, 2020

Guyana

Dear Students 

We have been following very closely the developments in Guyana with respect to your elections as well as the confirmation of a case of Coronavirus in Georgetown.   Your faculty and all staff here at the School recognise that it may be a difficult time for you and your families.  

We are actively working to host all your classes online so that you can complete your courses for this trimester from the comfort of your homes.  

We recommend strongly that you use online media to communicate for group meetings and group study.   

We are working with the UWI Campus Incident Management Team to define the arrangements for examinations.  

Coronavirus

As you may know, we confirmed our first case of the Coronavirus here in Trinidad yesterday – March 12, 2020 and this will affect our campus operations. Please also stay off the streets in general and let the electoral processes take place.  It is comforting that the CARICOM leaders are there with you to guide you through this process.   We certainly expect that in the long run, all Guyanese people will come together in the interest of your development and progress.  

Please  feel free to reach out to us with any questions, or just to discuss your concerns.  You can contact your Programme Director or Student Administration Officer as you need to.  


Campus Closure

Closure of Lok Jack GSB Campus

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Dated: March 13, 2020

Campus Closure

Dear Students:

Based on the announcement made by the Prime Minister, the honourable Dr. Keith Rowley this afternoon, The Lok Jack GSB, Mt. Hope campus will be CLOSED effective tomorrow, Saturday 14th March, 2020 to Sunday 22nd March, 2020, in the first instance.

Please note that classes will be conducted online and relevant staff can be accessed via e-mail and mobile phones. 

We continued to be guided by World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health advisories.

We are committed to safety and well-being of our students and staff.  If you have any questions or concerns, please forward to info@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

Please ensure that you keep washing your hands with soap and water, using hand sanitiser (where soap and water are unavailable) and avoid crowded places wherever possible.  STAY SAFE ALL!

The Lok Jack GSB Leadership team

April Exams Postponed

UWI-ALJGSB Final Exams

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Dated: March 17, 2020

UWI-ALJGSB Final Exams

Dear Students:

In our Internal Communique last Thursday, March 12th, we shared plans the School implemented as a result of COVID19. Key among those is the hosting of all remaining classes via online which has been effected since Saturday 14 of March. We are however aware that the School is yet to indicate plans relating to final examinations for this trimester. The University of the West Indies exercises responsibility for final examinations and the School is guided by all UWI examination policies and procedures. Consequently, we are in contact with the University on this matter and once decisions on the hosting of final examination are finalized you will be immediately informed.

Thanks for your support and please continue to exercise all health protocols outlined by the Ministry of Health

If you have any specific questions, please free to send them to info@lokjackgsb.edu.tt


For a safe and healthy environment,

LOK JACK GSB Leadership Team.

Online Technology

LOK JACK GSB IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS TO ONLINE OPERATIONS AMID COVID-19

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Online Technology

The UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (Lok Jack GSB) continues to be resilient during the COVID-19 outbreak. Effective on March 14, 2020, after the announcement by Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley to close all places of learning, the Business School immediately activated its IT infrastructure to facilitate the transition of face-to-face classes to online for all students and Executive Education participants and actioned its remote access policy for staff, which allows employees and faculty to effectively work from home.

The health and safety of Lok Jack GSB’s employees, faculty, students and other stakeholders are of paramount importance. As such, the Business School ensured that it acted swiftly to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 and eliminated the possibility of any disruption to our services and the learning process of our students.

The technology being used by staff, which includes VPN access with Softphone (Avaya One-X), allows our stakeholders, to stay connected to the Business School. We remain easily accessible through our individual work emails and extensions, and via these general channels:

We ask persons to refer to our website and social media platforms for frequent updates on the school’s activities.  These channels will be used to provide up-to-date information as it becomes available.

We take this opportunity to thank specially the IT and METS staff for having the infrastructure ready and to all staff and students for their positive response to the shift in operations, as we join the global effort to preserve our safety and well-being.

We thank you for your continued support and urge you to stay abreast of the guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health.

Lok Jack GSB

About us: The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business was established in 1989 as a joint venture between The University of the West Indies and the private sector of Trinidad and Tobago to provide postgraduate education in business and management. Today, Lok Jack GSB is recognised as the premier institution for the provision of business and management education, training and consultancy services in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region. The motto Innovatus Ars Ducendi, means Innovating the Art of Leadership.

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BISB Student visit to Cocoa Estate

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Students of the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business programme (BISB), Jeroam DesVignes, Maryanna Samuel and Navindra Jaggernauth volunteered at the Ortinola Great House on November 24th, 2019.

These students are also ambassadors of the BISB programme, they assisted students from Semester at Sea as they experienced the chocolate making tour. Special thanks to Nikita from Ortinola Estates Ltd and lecturer Tobias Frenking.

Do you want to be a part of this experience? Learn more about the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business 

FAQs for COVID-19

COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions

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The responses to the following frequently asked questions contain useful information issued by the World Health Organization and is intended to inform about COVID-19. The UWI, CARPHA, WHO, and Ministries of Health across the region are all reliable sources of information regarding COVID-19.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. About 2% of people with the disease have died. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

How is COVID-19 spread?

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 metre (3 feet) away from a person who shows flu-like symptoms.

Should I wear a mask?

People with no respiratory symptoms, such as the cough, do not need to wear a medical mask. WHO recommends the use of masks for people who have symptoms of COVID-19 and for those caring for individuals who have symptoms, such as cough and fever. The use of masks is crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone (at home or in a health care facility).

The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue (which should be discarded immediately), and maintain a distance of at least 1 metre (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing.

Some World Health Organization (WHO) tips for minimising risk (this will be accompanied by pictures):

  • Clean hands reduces risk. Wash/Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs (minimum 60% of alcohol).
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean/sanitise your work areas with disinfectants regularly (desks etc.).
  • Keep yourself informed from reliable sources and avoid the spread of false information. (Reliable sources include The UWI, CARPHA, WHO, Ministries of Health).
  • Avoid travelling if you have a fever and cough; seek medical attention if required.
  • Manage your coughs and sneezes. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue. Dispose of tissues immediately and wash/clean your hands.
  • The elderly or persons with cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory conditions should avoid crowded places.
  • If you have fever and are coughing or sneezing, seek medical attention and stay at home.
  • If you are sick and are at home, sleep separately from other family members, use different cutlery and utensils.
  • If you develop shortness of breath, seek medical attention immediately.

For a safe and healthy environment,

LOK JACK GSB Leadership Team.

Sources: World Health Organisation (WHO)  and Caribbean Public Health Agency

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