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EMU Has Become the First Covid-19 Approved Safety Education Institution in the TRNC After Undergoing the Audit of an International Organisation

EMU Has Become the First Covid-19 Approved Safety Education Institution in the TRNC After Undergoing the Audit of an International Organisation
Published Date: Saturday, 16 October 2021

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) has undergone the inspection of the International Certification Agency Inspect on 11-12 October 2021. As a result of the audit conducted by the inspectors Food Engineer Nurettin Uzun and Food Engineer Ozan Ateş, EMU has received the first “COVID-19 Approved Safety Education” certificate in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). The opening meeting of the audits took place on Monday, 11 October, 2021, at 09:30 a.m., at the EMU Board of Trustees’ Meeting Room. 

EMU Vice Rector for Administrative and Technical Affairs Prof. Dr. Serhan Şensoy, Administrative and Technical Affairs Coordinators Hasan Kavaz and Mahmut Dağtekin, Total Quality Management Center Director Hüseyin Yetiner, Pandemic Board Chair Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet İlktaç, Inspection Auditors Nurettin Uzun and Ozan Ateş, and Trainer/Consultant Latif Sakar attended the meeting after which a document review was carried out. A site inspection was conducted in the afternoon and the following day, and the closing meeting was held at 16:00 on Tuesday, 12 October, 2021, at the EMU Board of Trustees’ Meeting Room where the outcome of the inspection was announced.

“We Would Like to Thank the Staff for their Hard Work”

Speaking at the closing meeting, EMU Vice Rector for Administrative and Technical Affairs Prof. Dr. Serhan Şensoy thanked for the inspections carried out in the campus for two days and the feedback given by the auditors. Prof. Dr. Şensoy emphasized that EMU is always open to external audits, both academically and administratively, and underlined that such audits contribute to the university's continuous development policy. Prof. Dr. Şensoy also conveyed his thanks to the Workers, Administrative and Academic staff, who have been working hard for the safe start of face-to-face education for a long time.

"EMU is a Safe Campus"

Speaking at the meeting, Inspector Ozan Ateş stated that they have been conducting inspections in EMU for two days with a consideration of the COVID-19 related measures announced by the World Health Organization and the COVID-19 Pandemic Guidelines and Action Plan prepared by the EMU Pandemic Board. Noting that they monitored the measures and practices taken during the Approved Safe Training inspection on site, “The conclusion we have reached is that the measures are implemented in accordance with the decisions and the guide in many buildings and environments we have visited. While there are minor problems that can be eliminated in some places, we've decided that overall you're a safe campus for students, staff, and other stakeholders. Therefore, our opinion is that you are entitled to be certified as a COVID-19 Approved Safe Education Institution. Therefore, I wish you the very best.

Having signed many firsts in its history, EMU continues to stand out of the crowd as TRNC's first Covid-19 Safe Education Institution with this certification.