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The Selangor Government will channel aid via the ‘Bantuan Prihatin Mahasiswa Darul Ehsan’ programme to students affected by the recent postponement of registration at Institutions of Higher Learning (IPTs) following the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases.
Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (picture) said as of now, the government was gathering information from the affected students in order to provide assistance such as transport back to their hometown, food, as well as face masks and hand sanitisers.
The assistance will focus on three categories of IPT students, namely, students from Selangor studying in Selangor, students from other states studying in Selangor and Selangor students studying in other states.
“Students who need this assistance can refer to the ‘TS Care Kit Distribution’ form at: http://bit.ly/mdekatA, Selangor Campus Students Food Assistance Form at: http://bit.ly/mdekatB, and Selangor Natives Transportation Assistance form at: http://bit.ly/mdekatC,” he said in a statement here today.
According to Amirudin, the aid will be channelled by the state government through cooperation with the Peninsular Malay Students Coalition (GPMS), Mahasiswa KEADILAN and the PKR Youth wing’s student bureau.
“The State Government hopes that this initiative can help alleviate the burden faced by the students affected at this point in time,” he said.
On Friday, the Ministry of Higher Education proposed for all IPTs to postpone on-campus registration for new and returning students scheduled to begin this month, after its minister proposed a similar postponement involving students from areas classified as red zones for the COVID-19 infection.