Release Date: 02 August, 2021

A Covid-19 Hero for WBS

The Wits Heroes Series celebrates staff members who went beyond the call of duty at the onset of Covid-19 in 2020.

During March and April 2020, when most of the university had a timeous study break following the announcement of the first national lockdown from midnight on 26 March, Myrtle Adams-Gardner worked around the clock to prepare Wits Business School for online teaching.

With the second teaching block due to start on 4 April, the pressure was truly on, and Adams-Gardner a Programmes Quality Manager at WBS, barely had time to think before she went “into overdrive” to ensure that WBS academics were adequately prepared to move their courses online.

“I not only had to make sure that the existing WBS online programmes were ready to go live at the time but lecturers also needed to be rapidly upskilled. I worked late into the night for about three months, including weekends, to assist and support academics online and by phone.”

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