MAPCU predicts a 84% drop in private college students. Dato'Dr.Noraini: Set up a task force to promote development.
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Dato'Dr. Noraini said, She understands that private colleges face several problems, including inelastic policies and regulations, financial status, etc.,and are more severe because of the new Covid-19 epidemic.
The Ministry of Higher Education has established a National Task Force for Promoting Private Higher Education (PEMUDAH IPTS) to promote the development of private higher education. Minister Noraini said that the Malaysian Institute of Private Higher Education (MAPCU) predicted that private college students would plummet by 84.1% this year, causing a loss of 6.9 billion ringgits, which must be faced.
Noraini said that she understands that private colleges face several problems, including inelastic policies and regulations, financial status, etc., and is more severe because of the new coronavirus epidemic. She pointed out that private colleges play a role in the higher education ecosystem and contribute to the national economy through RM31.5 billion in student tuition and living expenses.
On the other hand, in order to strengthen government university administration, the Ministry of Higher Education established the Government University Strengthening Administrative Technical Committee (Mantap IPTA). She hopes that this committee will become a platform for the Ministry of Higher Education and government universities to seek to strengthen university administration.
"According to the national audit report, there is still room for improvement in government universities, such as financial management and subsidiary administration."
Information Sources: The Malaysian Insight