BREAKING: Universities to Reopen in October

Published by Afterschool.my on Jul 08, 2020, 05:07 pm

Kuala Lumpur - A conference held by Kementerian Tinggi Pendidikan (Ministry of Higher Education) just announced that all universities will be officially reopened by October 2020.

Dr Noraini Ahmad

According to Dato Dr Noraini Ahmad, Malaysia's Minister of Higher Education, the decision to reopen universities on a full capacity was in accordance to the current controlled COVID-19 cases in the country. Therefore, MoHE has decided four more categories of students are allowed to return to campus in stages, including local students at private higher education institutions amounting to 30 per cent as applied by the Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities.

The three other categories are:

  • Public university students from year one to year four in fields of studies that require clinical training, practical training, workshop, laboratory, studio or specific equipment and those that have to sit for professional body examinations.
  • Public university students from year one to year four that have no internet access or lack conducive environment such as narrow space or uncomfortable circumstances to carry out online learning. 
  • International students for both public universities and private higher education institutions, including new students, she said.

It was also announced that each varsities can determine its own teaching and learning modes including online.

Any issues faced by the students can be brought up to the universities student welfare centre. 

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