SERDANG – Stateless top student Roisah Abdullah has been offered a place to further her studies at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said he had met Roisah, 20, to offer the student the opportunity to continue her studies at UUM.
Idris said Roisah, who also received several other study offers, was pleased with the government’s offer but she was still considering her best options.
“Apart from the study offer, we will also make sure that she is given citizenship to facilitate the next process,” he told reporters after attending the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) top women leadership’s meet and greet session at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) here today.
Also present was MOHE secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur.
The absence of a birth certificate and identification card caused Roisah, a former student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sungai Kapar Indah, Klang, Selangor, to be unable to continue her studies despite obtaining 3A and 1B in the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), 7A and 1B in the Sijil Persekolahan Malaysia (SPM) as well as 9As in the Lower Secondary Assessment (PMR).
Roisah was born to a foreign mother while her father’s identity is unknown. Shortly after birth she was adopted by a Malaysian woman who died in 2014. – BERNAMA