Students to return to campuses in stages from March, says Minister

By Hakim Mahari

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 December 2020: Students can return to their campuses in stages as early as 1st March next year, according to Dato’ Dr. Noraini Ahmad.

The Higher Education Minister said new and existing international students will also be allowed to return starting 1 January 2021, except for those from the United Kingdom.

For students who are from red zones, Dr. Noraini said they will return ten days prior to allowing for the process of separation to take place in ensuring they do not have the COVID-19 virus.

“Student entry in varsities that are located in Sabah and Sarawak will be according to the respective state governments.”

“The decision to allow local and international students to return to campuses is to enable hybrid learning, through online medium and face-to-face teaching and learning,” the Higher Education Minister said in a statement on Thursday (31 December).

She added that universities should conduct academic activities according to existing standard operating procedures (SOP) and practise safety according to the new normal.

Students who have any questions can contact the COVID-19 KPT Operations Room which operates 24 hours at 03-8870 6777/6949/6623/6124 or directly contact their respective institution (IPT). ***

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