Johor to help private college in Iskandar Puteri with students in Singapore

Johor to help private college in Iskandar Puteri with students in Singapore

JOHOR BAHRU: Johor will discuss with the federal government to consider allowing students of Malborough College Malaysia in Iskandar Puteri who are staying in Singapore to cross the Causeway daily  to enable them to continue their studies here.

Menteri Besar Datuk Ir Hasni Mohammad said this followed a request by the college concerned for the state government to assist the affected students so that they could continue with their  studies.

He said he would bring up the matter to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“I received a letter from the college seeking us (state government) to find ways so that that its 800 to 900 students could commute daily across the causeway to return to school and continue with their studies.

“The college also hinted problems facing them and on the possibility that the college has to be closed because it could not conduct business as usual,” he said when speaking at the Johor Media Club (KMJ) annual meeting here last night.

Also present were State Education, Information, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman Mazlan Bujang and KMJ president Mohamad Fauzi Ishak.

Hasni said it would be a great loss if the college were to close.

On another matter, he expressed his appreciation to media members for always channelling information to the public, especially on the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the media practitioners played a role in shaping the thinking of the masses with the dissemination of accurate and news and information.