PETALING JAYA: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) students have been told to register for their new semester online.
This comes in the wake of the recent rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, the university said in a Facebook post Thursday (Oct 1).
USM has asked all its students, both new and current, to register online and to postpone their trips to the campus.
The registration procedures will be announced through their official channels.
"New students who are already on their way to campus to register on Friday (Oct 2) can postpone their trip and return to campus on a new date to be announced later," USM said.
Existing students, however, must postpone their trip and can only register online.
Checks with USM's development affairs division showed that new students have the option of registering on campus, and then leaving for their homes or staying on while waiting for further information.
They can also leave their belongings and register, or leave their belongings on campus and leave for home.
For further information, contact the division at 04-653 3291/5823/5825/6185/5804/5827/6136/5822/5824.
Last Sunday (Sept 27), Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad said,"All higher education institutions are requested to postpone face-to-face registration of new and old students from red zone areas at their respective campuses, which is scheduled to start in October."
She added in a statement that these students, both new and current, would be required to register for their semesters online.
These students, she said, can only return to their campuses following standard operating procedures (SOPs) once the Covid-19 situation at their hometowns has recovered.