In her press conference this evening, Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad revealed that all students in private and public universities and colleges will be allowed to return back to their campuses in October.
Institutions, lecturers and students will be given these next three months to prepare for this, after almost four months of online classes.
Student activities will also be allowed on campus, but they must be limited to 250 people, subject to the size of the premise.
Works to bring back university life into the new normal are already underway, with four more categories of students allowed back to campuses this month:
- 30% of local students in private colleges and universities.
- Selected Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 students in public universities, who need to undergo clinical training, practical training etc.
- Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 students of private universities and colleges who don’t have good internet connection or a conducive study area.
- International students of both public and private universities and colleges, but they must register themselves and will have to undergo a COVID-19 screening, three days before entering Malaysia, and they will also be quarantined upon arrival here.
So to all uni students who have been dreading online classes, looks like you finally have something to look forward to!
by Kyle Roshen Jacob