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  Moratorium On Establishment Of IPTS Extended Until Dec 31, 2020  

Thursday, 07 December 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) -- The Higher Education Ministry has extended the moratorium on the establishment of new private higher education institutions (IPTS) until Dec 31, 2020.

Its Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching said the moratorium was aimed at restructuring the private education management in the country.

"The number of IPTS that have been granted approval to operate has actually decreased, as of November, a total of 486 IPTS (were granted approval) compared to 522 IPTS in 2013.

"The move (moratorium) is aimed at ensuring only quality and viable IPTS are allowed to operate," she said in reply to a question from Senator Datuk Seri Khairudin Samad at the Dewan Negara sitting here today.

Mary Yap said the validity period of the course of study was given only between five and seven years depending on the programme offered to ensure they were relevant in the current market.

"If a programme fails to comply with the prescribed conditions, the ministry will not renew the operation period of the programme or the approval for the course of study will be withdrawn," she added.



PPRN Facilitates Partnership To Develop Innovative Solutions

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- Public-Private Research Network (PPRN) has facilitated partnership between 495 companies and 507 research groups from 26 institutions, creating solutions for about 700 problems since its launch in 2015....

Nurturing Innovation A Must For Malaysia - Najib

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government will continue to stress on nurturing creativity and innovation among Malaysians in an effort to generate new economic avenues and bring the country to...

KLIA Immigration Officers Held Over Smuggling Of Bangladeshis By Syndicates

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- The Immigration Department (JIM) has detained several immigration officers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) suspected of being involved in dishonest practices following reports of smuggling of Bangladeshis by syndicates at KLIA....

Remand Extended For Former Perak District Police Chief

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

IPOH, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- The remand order for a former district police chief in Perak, his wife and a businesswoman has been extended four days to facilitate investigations into a case of corruption and abuse of power....

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Sabah Ahead In Corruption-free Oath

KOTA KINABALU -- Sabah is the first state which has completed the corruption-free oath and signing the Corruption Free Pledge (CFP) programme, an initiative which was introduced by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to...


92 Agensi Kerajaan, GLC Sabah Lafaz, Tandatangani IBR

KOTA KINABALU -- Sabah adalah negeri pertama yang telah melengkapkan program melafazkan dan menandatangani Ikrar Bebas Rasuah (IBR), inisiatif diperkenalkan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) bagi mencegah jenayah rasuah dan...

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