KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24  — The government has decided to allow the admission of international students to the private educational centres beginning Jan 1, 2021, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the centres included language, skills, training, tuition and mind development registered with the Ministry of Education.

“Admission will be managed by Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS), which must follow the guidelines and procedures set by the Immigration Department, National Security Council (MKN) and National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma),” he told a press conference today.

Ismail Sabri said the permission was only subject to existing students whose applications had been approved and had obtained visas from the Immigration Department.

Students are also required to undergo two COVID-19 screening tests, namely three days before leaving for Malaysia and upon arrival at the Malaysian international point of entry as well as a seven-day mandatory quarantine with the cost of screening and quarantine must be borne by them.


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