Application deadline extended
GEORGE TOWN: The online application deadline for entry into public universities for 2017 is being extended to April 5, said Higher Education Ministry deputy secretary-general (Development) Datuk Nik Ali Mat Yunus.
He said the deadline, previously March 31, is being extended to provide sufficient time for students with Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) following the late announcement of the results.
“This extension will enable students to make the right decisions on the choice of programmes to apply for,” he said when officiating the National Higher Education 2017 Carnival for North Zone at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) here yesterday.
A total of 110 exhibitors from 20 public universities, 47 private universities and 43 agencies are involved in the two-day carnival.
He said the carnival was very important to help school leavers get the right information on courses to apply for at higher education institutions.
“The carnival also serves as a one-stop centre for students to directly meet with representatives of the institutions,” he said.
This 13th carnival is aimed at disseminating information on existing and new programmes offered by tertiary education institutions.