UTB suspends face-to-face classes for two weeks

Following the development of the COVID-19 outbreak, Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is taking precautionary measures to ensure the community’s health, safety and well-being by suspending face-to-face teaching and learning for students, as instructed by the Ministry of Health.

According to a press statement, UTB implements the regulation for at least two weeks starting tomorrow until March 29. This includes individuals with underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension and pregnant women.

Classes will be conducted online and remote instructions will be provided for students. UTB will utilise its Online Education Platforms (OEP) and other non-face-to-face delivery methods of teaching.

UTB will postpone all activities organised by it that involve mass gathering; ensure cleanliness of the university’s vicinity; perform body temperature checks and provide face masks and hand sanitisers; exercise social distancing and limiting unnecessary exposures; and advise students on local work placements to work from home.

UTB will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, and review the guidelines accordingly while taking measures to safeguard the well-being of everyone at the university.

For information, UTB can be contacted via UTB hotline at 8892800.

The Universiti Teknologi Brunei campus. PHOTO: UTB