The 4th phase of teaching and learning operations at education institutions in Brunei Darussalam also begins yesterday, involving Public Higher Education Institutions, IPTA’s and Institute of Brunei Technical Education, IBTE’s for the 2020-2021 Academic Session.
RTB took a closer look at Universiti Teknologi Brunei UTB, and saw the admission of new students to the University. Although operating as usual, the university still adheres to the guidelines as well as precautionary and preventive measures and maintaining cleanliness in ensuring the well-being of the students and employees. One of UTB’s lecturers, in an interview said the university will ensure that the number of students do not exceed 100 in one place at a time while study sessions are carried out.
Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA also received the registration of new students for 2020/2021. After registering, all new students followed the guidelines stipulated among them undergoing temperature checks as well as scanning the QR before entering the hall. UNISSA’s Acting Deputy Registrar of Academics said that the students will start their lessons on the 3rd of August and the university will ensure every student adheres to the guidelines set by the University.
The implementation of the 4tphase study mode for IPTA’s and IBTE’s is dependent on the requirements of the programmes carried out. The IPTA’s and IBTE’s are given flexibility in determining the learning methods appropriate for the students including through online teaching and learning as conducted at this time. Meanwhile, work placements and study visits in the country are allowed depending on the Risk Assessment Report and approval from the IPTA and IBTE management. However, ‘Study Abroad’ programmes or overseas programmes are still NOT allowed as per the restriction for all citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam to go abroad is still maintained as advised by the Ministry of Health prior to this.
Source: Radio Television Brunei