Online Learning for Higher Education till 31st December 2020 Except for Five Categories of Students

Published by on May 28, 2020, 02:45 pm

Kuala Lumpur - Effectively immediately, all public and private higher education institutions will conduct their classes online only, with no face-to-face lessons allowed, until December 31st.

The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) announced this in a statement yesterday, May 27th.

Exceptions are, however, given to five academic categories involving students.

The first category involves post-graduate students who are in research mode in public and private universities, and have permission to continue their research immediately.

MOHE also announced that the exception is allowed to students who are required to attend physical laboratories, workshops and design studios or rely on specialised equipment to carry out their research.

The other three exceptions as stated by MOHE also includes:

- Semester/final-year students who do not have the access required and are in an unconducive environment for PdP via online are allowed to return to campus as early as July 1, and utilise their on-campus infrastructure for the online PdP online.

- Students with special needs who participate in the Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) education programme at polytechnics and community colleges, and who need to get face-to-face guidance in order to access PdP due to learning difficulties, are allowed as early as August 1.

- All new intake students under the 2020/21 academic session at all public universities, private institutions, Polytechnics and Community College for the certificate, foundation and diploma entry-levels involving Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) leavers. It also involves Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) holders who will be entering first degree programmes. The students in this category will restart their teaching and learning activities based on the schedule below:

  • Certificate and diploma-level students at polytechnics and community colleges will begin on July 1
  • Foundation, certificate, diploma and bachelors degree students from private institutions will begin on July 1.
  • Foundation and diploma students in public universities begin Aug 1.
  • Bachelors degree and post-graduate research mode students in public universities and private institutions begin Oct 1.

 Full statement by MOHE can be read HERE

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