Students are livid at the last minute announcement.
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The Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) has announced that all classes at higher education institutions (IPT) will be held 100% online, while physical registration of students for the upcoming semester has been postponed.
The announcement came out at the same time thousands of students across the nation are on the way to their campuses.
In a statement released at noon today, MOHE says that it is aware of the views and concerns voiced by students, parents and the community in regards to the increase in Covid-19 cases just a few days before the intake of new students into universities and colleges.
Therefore, MOHE recommends all IPT to postpone the physical registration of new and old students to campus. All student registration matters can be done online, as well as teaching and learning sessions until further notice.Higher Education Ministry.
Students who are already registered and on campus can remain there, while their institutions are urged to provide them with the necessary assistance.
As for students who have already purchased flight tickets to return, the ministry explains that it has already liaised with airlines to allow students to reschedule their flights to campus until 31 December 2020.
The last minute announcement caught thousands of students by surprise, who are now voicing out their anger and frustration online.
the entire MAHASISWA & MAHASISWI, new or senior ARE SCREAMING at this last min announcement — AS WE SHOULD! ✨ #MenteriKPTSilaLetakJawatan— alish ☾︎ (@purplebearry) October 2, 2020
The hashtag #MenteriKPTsilaletakjawatan has been trending on Twitter since the announcement was made.
I swear, our current ministers of edu not being considerate w students. They must ganti rugi duit students no matter what, students aren’t rich. It’s time for our current KPT to step down. #MenteriKPTsilaletakjawatan https://t.co/3aL3SG5ITo— 🍒 (@PaigeOffficial) October 2, 2020
Many comments by furious students detail that those already on the way back to campus were left in the lurch as they were forced to turn back while others are struggling to find transportation back home.
Tickets are burn and students waiting for TNC approval just to be back by 12 Oct only to find out things are obsolete & void by now, all under short sighted and shallow vision being so short noticed and agonisingly slow and defective #MenteriKPTsilaletakjawatan— vallis (@maehry) October 2, 2020
Even my dad kena stroke pun still lagi kerja keras sbb perlukan duit nk hantar adik i pegi msuk uni. Dah habis beribu. Semua barang2 dah beli. Menghitung hari jee nk pegi hntar dia di uitm. End up KPT keluarkan statement mcm tu pula. Tak tau nak ckp apa. Sedih sngt sngttt— TheHajar’s (@hajar_sukri) October 2, 2020
Member kena halau. Naik Bas Dari johor ke Kelantan. kena halau balik pic.twitter.com/Wq3tu7JiZW— ZAFFLURRIE (@zafflurrie) October 2, 2020
It hurts me so bad. sorry ayah😔. Kalau la kakak dok masuk belajor dulu😔 pic.twitter.com/6xTKAowsTV— COUPLERINGRM35 (@wafanadira96) October 2, 2020
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