PSD urged to look into plight of UCSI pre-med students
Posted on June 23, 2012, Saturday
KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Service Department (PSD) should look into why, only 13 of 55 pre-medical students on PSD scholarships at University College Sedaya International (UCSI), are offered places at the university.
In making the call, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the students were verbally informed that only 13 from the group would be enrolled.
“The university recently told them verbally that only 13 may be given places because USCI is unable to take in all of them,” he told reporters after chairing the MCA Youth central committee meeting here today.
Wee, who is also MCA Youth chief, urged the government, especially the PSD, to look into the matter and seek clarification from UCSI, in the hope that all students involved would obtain places to study at the university.
Meanwhile, on a report that a Form Five student in Melaka was suspended for wearing a miniskirt, Wee said he had directed the state education department to provide a full report on the matter.
A daily today reported that the student was suspended from school for a week for wearing a miniskirt during a charity event held outside the school. — Bernama