Requesting for a discount on our tuition fees on the upcoming semester (Feb 2021)

Requesting for a discount on our tuition fees on the upcoming semester (Feb 2021)

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Postgraduate Student Society (USM) started this petition to Vice chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia

We are postgraduate students of Universiti Sains Malaysia and we have a huge issue regarding our student fees. In the PKP 1.0 from March 2020 to June 2020, we just paid the full price of our tuition fees in February 2020. Due to this COVID-19 issue, we have lost 3 months by staying home as the lab is unavailable. This is understandable as this is a global issue, and after receiving orders from the Government, we don't have much choice than to obey.

From 4 Jan 2020 onwards we are banned from entering our school and labs due to covid suspect. And this PKP 2.0 started on 13 Jan 2021, we lost more than a month which affects our lab work and our output in general. We do not know and cannot expect when it will end, and how much time we will be lost again. Most of our students require the laboratory to progress in our Master/Ph.D. and only a handful of us that are doing simulation, which can progress normally.

Therefore, we felt that it is unfair for us to pay full price in the upcoming semester (Feb 2021) while unable to have access to our lab. We would like to ask for a discount/refund on our tuition fees. We know that USM also has taken a huge financial impact due to COVID-19 but we are also normal humans that are also affected. We also are in a tight situation financially as this is a global issue that affects everyone.

In summary, we request a discount/refund in the Feb 2021 semester due to the time loss.

Thank you.

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