SIBU, Jan 10: Kolej Laila Taib has clarified that its hostels are not being used as Covid-19 quarantine centres.
In a statement today, the management of the college disclosed that the intended location to serve as the said quarantine centre are Sanyan’s hostels (formerly University College of Technology Sarawak hostels) which are adjacent to Kolej Laila Taib (KLT).
“Hence, KLT hostels are not affected as they are located within a separate fenced compound. Nonetheless, the college will work closely with the Public Health Department to ensure the safety of KLT students,” it said.
The college management said that following the 37 new positive Covid-19 cases detected on Jan 8 from Pasai Cluster, there has been speculation that the KLT hostels would be utilised as quarantine centres. As a result, KLT has received many enquiries from parents concerned about the safety of their children who are currently staying in KLT hostels.
It added while in the midst of facing the challenge of the pandemic, KLT has taken all the necessary measures to ensure full compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the Ministry of Education.
The college has also focused on greater digital delivery to support and assist its students in their learning. The online teaching and learning for this semester will end by end of February.
“Hence, we shall have plenty of time to monitor the situation before deciding the learning approach for the next semester. Moreover, the coming short semester will not be that critical compare with the normal semester for which only MQA (Malaysian Qualifications Agency) compulsory subjects will be offered,” it said.
In the meantime, the college’s lecturers and staff are well-prepared and ready to provide assistance to any student facing difficulties in their studies due to the pandemic.
Virtual consultations are always ready to ensure that they are on the right track, be it at home or elsewhere. Those who are interested to get connected with course counsellors virtually to know more about the college’s upcoming events and intake may contact them via WhatsApp at 016-380 9818 or dial-up via 084-311 888. — DayakDaily