Anger as ministry's last-minute decision leaves varsity students stranded

Modified 3 Oct 2020, 2:57 am

A last-minute decision to postpone the registration and orientation process for new public university students has sparked an outpouring of anger and frustration as many students have already arrived at their campuses and are now stranded.

The Higher Education Ministry yesterday announced that it was recommending public universities to postponed any physical registration in favour of an online process amid a resurgence of Covid-19 outbreaks. The same applies to classes for new and old students alike.

"For students who have already arrived and are engaging in academic activities, they may remain on their respective campuses. Public universities are asked to assist the needs of students who need help," it said in a statement yesterday.

However, not all arriving students live on campus and now have to make the journey home.

Many of the students expressed their frustration on Higher Education Minister Noraini Ahmad's...

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