Student Corner

Typhoons and Heavy Rain

 

this will take effect from the academic year 2013/2014


 

General Arrangements for Classes and Examinations during Typhoons and Severe Weather Conditions for Degree Programmes of Macao Polytechnic Institute
Please kindly be reminded that all classes and examinations will be held as scheduled, unless tropical storm warning signal no. 8 or above is hoisted/in force or special announcements to the contrary are made by the Institute.

1. Tropical Storm Warning Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or in force
a. If tropical storm warning signal no. 8 or above is hoisted/in force, the following arrangements will apply:
Tropical Storm Warning Signal No. 8 is hoisted / in force Classes / Examinations to be Suspended
at or after 07:00 a.m. morning session till 02:00 p.m.
at or after 12:00 p.m. from 02:00 p.m. till 06:00 p.m.
at or after 04:00 p.m. from 06:00 p.m. onwards
b. If tropical storm warning signal no. 8 or above is hoisted or in force during a class period or an examination, all classes or examinations will be suspended immediately;
c. For any examinations suspended, details of postponement will be announced at MPI homepage in 5 working days after tropical storm warning signal no. 8 is lowered.
d. When tropical storm warning signal no. 8 is lowered, all classes and examinations will resume as follows:
Tropical Storm Warning Signal no. 8 is lowered Classes / Examinations to be Resumed
at or before 07:00 a.m. morning session till 02:00 p.m.
at or before 12:00 p.m. From 02:00 p.m. till 06:00 p.m.
at or before 04:00 p.m. From 06:00 p.m. onwards

 

2. Severe Weather Conditions(eg. Rainstorm Warning Signal)
a.
Under normal circumstances, when rainstorm warning signal is hoisted:
i. All examinations will be held as scheduled, students are required to sit in for examinations according to the rules and regulations;
ii. All classes will be held as scheduled, however students who are late for or absent from classes will not be recorded as absent;
b. The Institute has the discretion to suspend any classes or examinations, arrangement is as follows:
i. Classes and examinations will continue till the end of that class or examination session;
ii. For any suspension of classes or examinations due to rainstorm warning signal or severe weather conditions, a special announcement will be made at MPI homepage;
iii. For suspension of examinations, details of postponement will be announced at MPI homepage in 5 working days when the weather conditions have improved.
iv. For suspension of classes, the academic unit concerned will decide whether to postpone or suspend any tests, mid-term examinations and other activities/events, etc, according to the above arrangements.

 

3. Announcement
The Institute will make announcement through either one of the following channels:
a. MPI Homepage
b. Student Information Web

 

4. Other Special Circumstances
Any other issues arising which are not specified in these regulations shall be subject to determination by the Institute's Management Board.