JOHOR BARU: The 130 Malaysian students pursuing higher education in conflict-stricken Syria have the opportunity to continue their studies in either Jordan or at public universities here.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin urged the students concerned to contact his ministry directly as soon as possible.
"We are open for discussion with the students on whether they prefer to be relocated to a higher education institute in Jordan or they may have their own ideas of where they would like to continue their course," he said when attending a buka puasa function at a mosque in Taman Scientex, Pasir Gudang, here on Saturday.
It was reported that seven students returned safely to Malaysia last Wednesday while 100 others returned on Friday following the Government's efforts to bring them back from Syria.
Mohamed Khaled said seven students had returned by themselves while eight others have decided to remain in Syria.
He added that his ministry had to convince the eight to return to the country but they had refused.
"If that is their decision, there is nothing else to do on our part."