Prof Dr Kamarudin Kana

KUCHING: Parents of students residing in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) residential colleges during the movement control order (MCO) period need not worry as their children are well taken care of.

Unimas deputy vice-chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) Prof Dr Kamarudin Kana said there is no need for parents to desperately ask their children to return home as the university is looking after their welfare.

“We have more than 2,000 students currently in our residential colleges. We have directed the students to stay calm in facing the MCO.

“We advised the students to stay at their respective colleges and we are always monitoring their movement in the campus,” he said yesterday.

Prof Kamarudin said college services would run as usual from 8am to 5pm with minimal number of staff, all working in shifts.

“Cafeteria as well as sundry shops will stay open in the residential colleges. All students will get breakfast, lunch and dinner without any charges from the university.

“If a student is down with fever, cough and sore throat in the middle of the night, they can contact the college authorities to contact the Unimas health centre for further action,” he explained.

“We also provide ambulance services for students to be brought to hospital if necessary. As long as they are in Unimas, we will do our best to help so that the students stay calm and not be at risk in any way.”

Prof Kamarudin urged the students to obey their college authorities and report themselves every day “to help us know where they are.”

“We hope that this situation improves quickly and we ask for the cooperation from all staff, students and parents,” he added.