UST halts all off-campus activities after Tanay bus crash
The Office of the Secretary General suspended any activity outside the campus such as community engagements, medical missions, retreats, and visit to amusement parks, following a Commission on Higher Education moratorium.
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The Office of the Secretary General (OSG) suspended all off-campus activities after a bus crash in Tanay, Rizal claimed last Monday the lives of 15 people, mostly students of Bestlink Colleges of the Philippines who were on their way to a camping trip.
The OSG suspended any activity outside the campus such as community engagements, medical missions, retreats, and visit to amusement parks, following a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) moratorium.
CHED issued yesterday an immediate moratorium on field trips of all state and private universities in the country until an investigation on the deadly bus crash is completed
Although the Department of Education has not released a similar moratorium, the OSG also requested the Junior and Senior High School to comply with the suspension.
Meanwhile, fieldworks for the National Service Training Program on Feb. 26, March 4 and 5 are also cancelled.
According to CHED Memorandum Order No. 17, colleges and universities should have prior consultations with the students and risk assessment procedures shall be discussed with the parents before planning field trips and other activities outside the campus.