“No compromise on excellence”-CHAN SIANG YEN,The Star

Friday April 17, 2009

No compromise on excellence

I AM greatly disappointed after reading “Out goes the lecturer”. Is the incident true? That a lecturer was forced to resign just because she stood for academic excellence?

If indeed it is true, what has become of our public universities, and how long has this been happening?

How is the nation supposed to move forward with sub-standard graduates?

Don’t talk about centres of excellence, apex university status or human capital development, not even Vision 2020, when the mere act of maintaining academic standard is criticised and disapproved of.
Will the Higher Education Ministry investigate this matter? Will there be a revamp of our higher education system? Will there be positive change?

CHAN SIANG YEN, Penang.

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