SEREMBAN: Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia will not be holding a convocation ceremony this year, says its vice chancellor Prof Dr Mohamed Ridza Wahiddin.
He said its18th convocation ceremony will be deferred to next year.
"In line with the directive from the National Security Council, the 18th convocation ceremony due this year will be deferred to 2021.
"We will, however, assist those graduating this year by giving them their scrolls and official academic transcripts once the university Senate gives its clearance," he said in a statement.
Prof Mohamed Ridza said this would also depend on whether the students had cleared all payments due to the university.
He said the new dates for the 18th graduation ceremony would be made known once the Senate endorsed it.
Separately, Prof Mohamed Ridza said the university had also agreed to provide a special cash aid to more than 3,000 undergraduates from the B40 group to allow them to follow lessons online.
"We will give them RM38 a month for three months so that they can pay for an internet data plan and continue with online classes.
"The cash will be banked into their accounts every month," he added.
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