malaymail.com 29 Apr, 2021 06:30 am

MOHE: Malaysia’s university students may cross state lines May 7-12 to go home for Raya break except in Sarawak

MOHE: Malaysia’s university students may cross state lines May 7-12 to go home for Raya break except in Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 ― Students of institutions of higher learning (IPT) will be allowed to travel interstate from their campus to their homes for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays and return to campus on designated dates next month, the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) announced today. The...

The ministry said the National Security Council (NSC) agreed in a special meeting held on April 28 to allow such returns to their homes for IPT students on campus for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri break, except for Sarawak.“Students are also given a choice whether to return to their homes or to remain on campus during the holidays for the festival,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that this approval is in line with the previous relaxation given by the NSC for the education sector.To ensure that the movement of such IPT students are controlled, the ministry said it has decided on several control mechanisms where the movement of students at each IPT would be carried out in phases.“The dates fixed for movement to return to their respective homes are on May 7 to May 12, 2021, while the movement of students returning to campus are on May 15 to May 20, 2021,” the ministry said.

The ministry said the respective IPTs would prepare letters of approval for travels across states or districts and also coordinate the dates for the trips home and back to campus for each student.The ministry said the students would be allowed to use only three modes of travel, namely their own vehicles, being picked up by their parents or guardians, or using buses coordinated by the IPT.

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