KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 2020: The government will reduce the fees for dormitories, services and activities at public universities by 15 per cent.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad said the discount will be given for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session involving 523,318 students.
She said the decision was made after getting feedbacks from students, parents and other parties as well as consideration on the government’s financial capabilities.
Noraini made the announcement while replying to a question by Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin (PKR-Hang Tuah Jaya) at the Dewan Rakyat today.
Shamsul Iskandar had asked whether the government will reduce fees for public universities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Noraini said the decision to reduce the fees involved an allocation worth RM72 million.