Tuesday July 3, 2012
PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry is giving a one-off offer to Indian students who want to enter the third intake of the matriculation programme for the 2012/2013 session.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said as there were still 557 vacancies unfilled by Indian students, it would open these to those who were qualified to be placed in its 13 matriculation colleges.
“The ministry had offered 1,000 spots to Indian students in matriculation colleges during the first intake on April 25 and 539 more for the second intake on June 7.
“From the 1,539 spots offered to Indian students, 943 students have registered,” he said, adding that offer letters would be issued at the latest on July 11. Students, he said, would need to register on July 18.
Later, in Putrajaya, Muhyiddin attended the 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade 2012 which attracted spectators despite the persistent shower of rain.
Fifteen decorated floral boats cruising gracefully along the administrative city’s waterfront were greeted enthusiastically by the crowds during the show, which was also attended by Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.
The parade is organised by the Tourism Ministry to complement the Floria Putrajaya 2012, a floral and garden festival showcasing some 400,000 flora types.
The Floria is open from 9am to 10pm (Mon to Thurs) and accepts visitors until midnight during the weekend. The night parade kicks off daily at 8.30pm.
The nine-day event, located along the Presinct Two waterfront in Putrajaya, ends on Sunday. Admission is free.