Over 3,000 Universiti Sains Islam students to leave campus for Raya hols from Saturday (May 8)

SEREMBAN: A total of 3,043 Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) students will start making their way home for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays from Saturday (May 8).

USIM deputy vice-chancellor (student affairs) Associate Prof Dr Mohd Rushdan Mohd Jalani said 440 students will be sent home in 18 vehicles belonging to the university while the others will either be driving or picked up by their parents and guardians.

“We will not allow them to return to their hometowns using public transport.

“However, those who are flying back will be allowed to do so, ” he said in a statement on Friday (May 7).

Associate Prof Mohd Rushdan said the first group of students will leave for Kelantan and Terengganu from the university’s Dewan Tuanku Canselor at 8am.

The last group will leave for Penang, Perlis and Kedah on Tuesday (May 11).

He said those returning home must register with the university and would be given letters to travel interstate.

He added that 66 students will not be returning home but remain on campus.

“We will make sure their well-being and safety is looked into at all times during the period, ” he added.

On April 29, the Higher Education Ministry said students at higher learning institutions will be allowed to cross state borders to return home for Hari Raya.

It said all students, except those in Sarawak, would be allowed to travel interstate from campus to their homes on designated dates in May.

The dates for students to head home are from Friday to May 12 and they are to return to campus between May 15 and 20.

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