On April 29, the Minister of Higher Education (MOHE) announced that students (except those in Sarawak) are allowed to return to their hometown for the Hari Raya Celebration starting from 7 to 12 May, without having to get an interstate travel permit from the police.
After the announcement, a total of 1,979 on-campus Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) students took the opportunity, with 538 of them sent back by the university’s vehicles.
The students were supposed to return to campus between 17 to 23 May according to the stages set by the university.
However, seeing that the number of COVID-19 cases are on the rise lately, the management of the university has told the returning students to put their journey back on hold.
Despite that, students who already bought flight tickets will be allowed to come back to campus.
“For now, only students required to attend lessons physically can start coming back to campus beginning May 29. We will issue a schedule soon, ” USIM said in the statement.
USIM added that they made the decision to ensure the safety of the students, as well as make sure that they are able to follow their lessons online.
“In the meantime, it is our hope that students would continue to adhere to all Covid-19 prevention procedures and at the same time keep abreast of announcements from the university,” it said.
That’s a wise move from the university. Besides keeping their health in check, they can also spend more time with their family. Regardless, I hope all students are doing well!
Credits to The Star for the initial coverage.