By Athirah Mohammad
GOMBAK, 28 April 2020: In line with ensuring the safety of the staff and students, the management of the university has released official guidelines for students to follow as the university takes all instructions issued by the Government seriously.
The fourth phase of the MCO will be enforced from 29 April until 12 May 2020.
Following the announcement of the government recently on the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Selayang Baru, Gombak has been declared a red zone.
In regards to students who are currently in campus, they are not allowed to leave during this period unless deemed necessary and subject to current directives from the Ministry of Higher Education. Therefore, here are the official guidelines for students returning to IIUM campuses during the period of MCO.
Generally, no students are allowed to return to IIUM campuses before 29 May 2020. However, according to the statement, after considering the needs of students who are currently living outside the campuses, there are several criteria applied for students to return to IIUM campuses before 29 May 2020:
a. Stranded outside of IIUM campuses because of attending industrial training as required in academic courses;
b. Stranded at friend’s or relative’s house; or
c. Live off campus (LOC) but unable to sustain housing rental and food expenses because of being jobless during MCO.
Following the guidelines, applications can be made via https://bit.ly/mco_loc and once it is successful, the applicants must obtain permission from the police (PDRM) to travel from their current locations to IIUM campuses using their own transportation arrangement.
For safety reasons, they also should undergo health screening at IIUM clinics upon arrival at the campus and complete a 14-day isolation at Mahallah. The guideline is applicable until further notice. ***