Besides the Main Campus in Penang, two other branch campuses, that is, the Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal and the Health campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan were flooded with students who had come to register as early as 8.00am.
USM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak said that as a result of the new system that was introduced this year, there were no hitches during the registration process.
He said that the new system introduced by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Development), Dato’ Omar Osman made a difference and made it easier for both students and parents to handle the registration.
“We no longer burden the students with numerous forms to complete. On the contrary, students only need to show their respective Mycards and the university will take care of the rest with the use of a computer,” he said.
He added that the new method effectively reduced problems faced by students in matters related to registration and overcame the problem of entering and settling into the Students’ Residential Halls.
Meanwhile, admission statistics indicated that 4038 students registered at USM and of this total, 535 students were from the Engineering Campus and 708 students were from the Health Campus, Kelantan.
Apart from this, USM also saw an intake of 53 international students for the Bachelor’s Degree Programme. The students came from countries including Nigeria, China, Indonesia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Amerika USA, and South Korea.
In a special intake under the Senior Citizens, Culture and Sports programme, more than 20 students were given a place. The successful candidates include national gymnast, Wan Siti Haniza Wan Izhar and Sukma athletes like Diyana Zuhali Mohamad and Shahrul Anuar Ibrahim.