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Najib: Cabinet to Take Up Issue of Students Denied Varsity

July 18, 2013 | National News

KUALA LUMPUR: All is not lost for students who failed to secure places in public universities.

The Cabinet is to discuss the issue this week and find ways to help these students, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

"I know some were disappointed to not get a place at uni (university), but don't give up. Will discuss at Cabinet this week how to best help these students," he tweeted Tuesday.

On Monday, Deputy Education Minister II P. Kamalanathan said more than 18,000 students failed to get places in public institutions of higher learning (IPTA) although they had met the requirements, and urged them to appeal by Sunday.

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