Students can remain on campus or return home – KPT

Students of higher-learning institutions can either return to their hometowns/countries or continue to remain at their respective campuses during the two-week movement control order period, even if operations there have been shut down.

According to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) dated March 17, all students are responsible to take appropriate preventive measures and care to counter the spread of COVID-19.

“Students are also subjected to the movement control order throughout their presence in the country or in their respective public university and private higher learning institutions,” the guidelines stated.

Students who choose to remain on campus are to report to their respective managements and subjected to the (movement control) order.

The management of all institutions, meanwhile, are responsible for the safety and welfare of their students throughout their stay on campus.

“As for food, only delivery or takeaway services are allowed. Dining at the cafeteria premises is prohibited,” the guidelines stated, adding that all institutions must take the movement control order and its guidelines seriously to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

As such, all institutions have been advised to remain alert on directives issued by the authorities from time to time, the guidelines read.

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