On 2 October 2020, the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has released a statement urging universities to postpone any physical registration. Instead, universities are urged to resort to online registration for the upcoming semester.
The late announcement has enraged students and related parties from all around the country. Besides having spent money and time, students are disappointed having to change their departure plans at the last minute.
Universities nationwide took actions following the spike of Covid-19 cases and the announcement by MOHE
Due to the spike of Covid-19 cases and the announcement by MOHE, universities nationwide have implemented postponement of physical registration for both new and old students for the upcoming semester.
These universities included the University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), and the list goes on.
Besides, some universities offered financial aid to the affected students. For instance, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) students who had to return to their hometowns following the postponement of physical registration at the campus will receive RM100 each.
Airlines agree to reschedule flights for affected students
MOHE added that it had negotiated with airlines so university students who have bought flight tickets can now reschedule their flights.
On the Malaysia Airlines website, students will need to fill a student waiver request form. They would also need to upload documents like their flight ticket, a copy of their student card, and a letter from their higher education institution.
Students could contact their respective higher education institutions to find out how they could apply for the flight rescheduling.
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