Northern zone students head home

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 88 students from higher education institutions (HEIs) in the northern zone headed back to their hometowns last night.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad said this involved five universities, namely Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Merbok, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Pulau Pinang, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

"The movement of these students to eight destinations in the central zone began at 9pm, using 15 buses that have been sanitised.

"From those, one bus travelled to Gombak and north Klang, two to Putrajaya, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam and Sepang, and three to Kuala Langat.

"There were 37 students from UUM, 17 from UiTM Merbok, 12 from UiTM Penang, 6 from UniMAP and 16 from USM," she said in a statement.

She said that family members would pick the students up from identified Police Headquarters (IPD). For families who couldn't fetch the students, arrangements will be made by the government agency.

"Students who wish to return home and have applied to the HEIs and those who have reached their destinations must fill in their information, university information, current address and destination information at

"This data will be the main reference for the movement of HEIs students across the country," she said.

Source: New Straits Times

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