Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Rector's Speach to Members of the Academic Community

Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of the Academic Community of the Silesian University of Technology! The Easter time ahead used to be our time for joy, family gatherings, and our time to relax.
This year, our Easter holidays will be unusual due to the state of the epidemic and the rapidly growing number of people infected with the coronavirus.
Unfortunately, the Silesian Voivodeship takes the second place in the country in terms of the number of infections and the first place in the number of deaths caused by them.
We do realise that the disease has not reached its climax yet.
The Council of Ministers and sanitary services recommend us to avoid meetings and to stay at homes. We are facing very difficult decisions at the moment, but we should take them in a  mature and conscious way.
Let’s neither pose a threat to our health and lives nor to the health and lives of our close ones and other people. The time for family celebrations is yet to come.
Let's avoid unnecessary travels! Our students, who have already left or intend to leave, please remain in places, where you spend your Easter until further notice!
Dear Students!
Your personal belongings left in the dormitories will be safely stored where you left them.
There is no need for you to return to dormitories because distance learning at the Silesian University of Technology will definitely take place at least until the end of May, and there are many indications that it will take place even until the end of the semester.
Remember that even the most valuable item left in the dormitory is not worth your health, your friends’ health or the health of other people you may meet also during your travelling.
Let's not contribute to the increase in the number of infected people. Let's not help the epidemic!
Let us all remember that due to our reckless behaviour we can harm ourselves and others and cause irreversible consequences. Let us show our maturity and responsibility!
Ladies and Gentlemen!
Let this year's Easter holidays, spent perhaps away from your loved ones, be peaceful and healthy for you, but most importantly, let them be safe.
Let this time, associated with the Resurrection, be a sign of the end of the epidemic and our swift return to normal life, which I wish to all of us with all my heart, on my own behalf, and on behalf of the authorities of the Silesian University of Technology.
Wishing you all the best and good health!

Rector of the Silesian University of Technology
Professor Arkadiusz Mężyk

Created: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 12:29 PM, by: Jacek Staszkiewicz

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