SEPANG: The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education will exempt over 600 Palestinian students from study fees in public universities for a year, with plans to extend this to over 200 students in private universities.
The ministry is also considering monthly allowances for Palestinian students, involving donations totaling RM20 million from both public and private universities.
Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said, the ministry is aware of the impact of the ongoing conflict in Gaza on Palestinian students.
“We are also considering giving monthly allowances to Palestinian students in both public and private universities besides the study fee exemption involving donations amounting RM20 million collected from the public and private universities and members of the public,” he said at a press conference after officiating the Global Higher Education Forum 2023 here, Wednesday.
“However details of the actual amount will be announced later as we are at the final stage.
“The students will be among those affected directly from the ongoing conflict in Palestine and we are aware of their current situation probably the support from their families or sponsors have been discontinued,” Mohamed Khaled said.- Malaysia World News