Once again, MMU has successfully implement things without referring to the students. The so called new academic calender does not have midterm break.
This clearly shows how crazy that can this be. Students will have no stop study as we usually have our break in week 8. Now, our midterm break is on Hari Raya. I guess that this will not have problem for the management as quite a number of them are Muslims. But have the university considered us (the students) as the stakeholders?
MMU predicted that the holidays will fall where it suppose to be in this academic calender. And the genius Centre of Quality Assurance (CQAE) that designed this year's calender in a way that none of the holidays predicted fall where it should be.
Now, the question is, what makes they think that the holidays distribution will fall where it suppose to falls again then? What if the real Hari Raya falls one week before the midterm break? Will the university declare 2 weeks of holiday?
The university again are not sensitive with our multi-race and diversed country. Is it not common sense to know that 24th December is a day where the Christians should go to church? Does it not need common sense that 20th January should be a holiday for Indian students? And how does it feels to have Chinese New Year right before the exam?
This university's management has really not learn their mistakes and have been repetitively doing it over and over again. What is so hard about this matter? Why other universities does not have problem while only MMU has this problem? This is the result of the university change LSL(Long, Short, Long) to LLS (Long, Long, Short)
Recommendation to the university: Kindly refer and use other university's calender as a guide. Do not be ego by having our own "unique" calender.