Selangor Students in Egypt Offered to Continue Studies in KUIS


BANGI, SEPT 10: Selangor students who are continuing their studies in Egypt can continue their studies in the same field at the Selangor International Islamic University College (KUIS).

The Exco of Education, Higher Education and Human Capital Development, Dr Halimah Ali said that the proposal is to ensure that all students of Selangor under the sponsorship of the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) who are affected by the Egyptian crisis can safely continue their studies in the country.

“At least 1,200 Selangor students sponsored by the LZS (religious studies) are studying in Egypt. We are concerned for their safety in additional to the environmental risk which is not suitable for them to continue their studies there, so we are offering for them to continue their studies in the same field at KUIS,” she said.

Meanwhile, Dr Halimah said that 79 students sponsored by LZS who were supposed to continue their studies in Egypt has been directly absorbed by KUIS.

In the meantime, the Reactor of KUIS, Assoc Prof Datuk Dr Abd Halim Tamuri said that to meet the requirements, KUIS is working to bring in lecturers from Egypt and Syria.

“The entry of these students will be adjusted in terms of the transfer of credit hours, (and) it also depends on their transcript there.

“On our part we will provide the best for them, including the providing qualified instructors from Egypt and Syria,” he said.

Egypt has been in turmoil since President Mohamed Morsi, who was democratically elected last year, was overthrown by the military regime on July 3, 2013.

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