Students cannot pick the courses if they accept the offer.
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Higher Education Ministry will offer 1,246 places to matriculation and Form Six students with over 2.8 Cumulative Point Grade Average (CPGA) to enter public universities provided they cannot pick the courses.
Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the offer is made as there are places available in certain courses at 20 public universities nationwide.
“The Cabinet agreed that such students be offered places in universities and offer letters will be sent out in mid-Aug. They can enrol in early September, just like other students,” he said he said after opening Institute of Oceanography and Environment Research Complex and Institute of Tropical Aquaculture at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) here today.
To date, a total of 38,549 students have been picked to register for admission to public universities on Sept 1-2.
Khaled hopes that the students would accept the courses offered as the government has given them the chance to further studies at public universities.