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Students of Higher Learning Institutions Permitted to Return Home for Raya

Students of public universities (IPT) are allowed to return home for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays except for the state of Sarawak.

The Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) stated via a statement yesterday (April 29) that the dates set for the movement to return home are from May 7 till 12 while the movement to return to campus are from May 15 till 20.

“A meeting of the National Security Council (MKN) held on April 28 led to the decision to allow IPT students to return to their respective homes for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays.

“Students are also given a choice whether to return home or remain on campus.

“The permission is in line with the loosened restriction allocated by the MKN before this to the educational sector,” the statement added.

In order to ensure a controlled movement of students, KPT set a few control mechanisms whereby the movement of students in each IPT is to be carried out in phases.

“The IPT will first prepare approval letters for interstate or inter-district travels and arrange the dates to return home as well as return to campus for each student. 

“The movement will make use of three methods: own vehicle, pick-up by parents or guardians; or buses arranged by the IPT.

“Movement via public transport is not allowed except for flights.

KPT estimated that the movement will only involve about 103,994 students who are currently on campus, out of 1.3 million students across IPT.

“It involves six categories of students who are previously allowed to undergo Teaching and Learning (PdP) sessions on campus.

“Students and parents can refer to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the movement and the document of frequently asked questions via the official portal of KPT (https://www.mohe.gov.my/).

Further inquiries can be directed to the coordinating officer at each respective IPT or the Bilik Gerakan KPT (KPT operations room) at 03-8870 6777/6949/6623/6628.

 

Rosli Mansor

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