Ministry must co-ordinate intake system at USM, Gerakan Youth Press statement by National Youth Deputy Secretary-General and Penang Gerakan Youth Secretary Hng Chee Wey - Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Ministry must co-ordinate intake system at USM, Gerakan Youth Press statement by National Youth Deputy Secretary-General and Penang Gerakan Youth Secretary Hng Chee Wey

The Higher Education Ministry should co-ordinate the student intake system for Universiti Sains Malaysia to smoothen selection, said Gerakan Youth Deputy Secretary-General Hng Chee Wey.

He said the Ministry could give clear guidelines and procedures for USM to follow.

“We hope there will not be a repeat of the fiasco in USM when the names of 4,574 applicants were mistakenly uploaded on the university’s website as being successful in their applicants,” said Hng, who is also Penang Gerakan Youth secretary, in a statement.

As an apex-status university, USM was allowed to directly select its own students for the first time this year, with its admission procedure separate from that of the University Admission Unit.

“The Ministry must come out with a good solution to regain student’s confidence in the intake selection at USM and also other public universities,” Hng said.

Yesterday, Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin ordered the ministry to set up an independent committee to investigate the incident at USM.

“I have ordered the Higher Education Department to ensure that those who qualify according to the meritocratic selection process were not left out,” he said in a statement.

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