More than 100,000 students at institutions of higher learning who are currently on campus will be allowed to return home for the Aidilfitri holidays, except for those in Sarawak.
The higher education ministry in a statement today said that the matter was decided at a special meeting held yesterday by the National Security Council (NSC).
The students will be allowed to go home in stages from May 7 to 12 while the movement of students returning to campus will be from May 15 to 20.
“The movement of students in conjunction with the Aidilfitri holidays is estimated to only involve 103,994 students who are now on campus, out of a total of 1.3 million students. These students are composed of the six categories of students that were previously allowed to undergo teaching and learning sessions on campus.
“Students are given a choice of whether to return to their homes or to remain on campus during the holidays. This approval is in line with the previous relaxation given by the NSC for the education sector,” it said.