Following the latest development of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak as been informed by the Ministry of Health, Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is taking precautionary measures in ensuring the infection of the COVID-19 is regulated. As health, safety and well-being of its community is the university’s top priority, the university has decided to suspend face-to-face teaching and learning for students on taught programmes and those with health conditions like expectant mothers or with underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, hypertensions and others, for at least two weeks starting from Monday, 16 March to Sunday, 29 March 2020.
However, teaching and learning will still be continued online and remote instructions will be provided to the students. UTB will be utilising its Online Education Platforms (OEP) and other non-face-to-face delivery methods of teaching and learning.
In addition, UTB will also be taking other precautionary actions as per below:
- To postpone all activities organised by UTB that involves gathering large number of people and public service for the time being; · To ensure the cleanliness of the University by cleaning and disinfecting the vicinity of the campus;
- To perform checks on body temperature and provide face masks and hand sanitisers;
- To exercise/practice social distancing and less interactions to limit unnecessary exposures; and
- To advice students currently on local work placement under the UTB ExperiencePLUS to work from home.
UTB will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, and review the guidelines accordingly and continue to take necessary measures to safeguard the well-being of everyone at the University.
For further information, the University can be contacted via UTB Hotline at +673 8892800. For the latest updates on the COVID-19 infection, students and staff can visit the Ministry of Health’s website at www.moh.gov.bn/SitePages/COVID19.aspx