Wednesday , March 3 2021

Student delegation says suspend classes on campus



A student association says colleges and universities should turn to online and distance education.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Young Graduate Association said the government should consider suspending physical learning sessions and instead continue online and distance learning at colleges and universities.

Its chairman, Lee Seang Hock, said lectures on campuses should be suspended to avoid any physical group activity with a high risk of infection.

He said that the admissions process at universities involving the movement of tens of thousands of graduates from various fields creates a very high risk and concern for all.

“Therefore, an alternative such as online learning, an education method supported by health and education professionals, should be used to ensure continuity of learning among graduates,” he said in a statement today.

Lee also suggested that graduates should be given more space in terms of class attendance and academic assignments, as there are those who lack devices and have difficulty communicating using online platforms.

He also called on the ministry of higher education and IPT to assess the mental health and financial condition of graduates who could be affected during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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