Tuesday, October 19

MSU adheres to government directive, bars China students


MSU bars students from China in adherence to the requirements set by the Malaysian government until further notice to check the spread of coronavirus.

SHAH ALAM: In adherence to requirements set by the Malaysian government on 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Management and Science University (MSU) is barring students from China until further notice and postponing all trips to and from China for students and faculty members.

“The university is taking these preventive measures to prioritise the health of over 18,000 students and staff on campus, as well as the neighbouring communities in Shah Alam,” said its president Prof Tan Sri Dato Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid.

He added that MSU has formed strong synergy and relationship with China partner universities and decided to take such action after consultation and much consideration.

“Once travel is permissible again, health screening housed at our MSU Medical Centre Specialist Hospital will be made compulsory for all students from China. This safe-guard measure is taken despite screening done at China’s and Malaysia’s immigration checkpoints.

“Similarly, monitoring of the students for 14 days upon arrival will be carried out to ensure no threat or risk to others.

He added that the university has reviewed its curriculum and considered various delivery methods including offering modular subjects and in-depth deliberation with partner universities to ensure learning remains uninterrupted.

MSU is also working closely with the state health department and the Chinese embassies here and in China, he revealed.