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V-C: Explain criteria for education rating system By EMBUN MAJID embun@thestar.com.my

Thursday July 22, 2010

V-C: Explain criteria for education rating system By EMBUN MAJID embun@thestar.com.my

ALOR SETAR: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak wants the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) to explain the criteria for the Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education 2009 (Setara). “The MQA should give a clearer picture on how the rating is made because it is unfair that public and private universities are lumped together as they are ‘different’. “Private universities are profit-oriented while public universities aim to provide education for all,” he said after hosting a dinner with the media here on Tuesday. Dr Mohamed Mustafa said grouping the two under one category also gave a negative perception to well-established public universities, as they are compared with newer private universities, some of which might have been operating for a few months only. In the Setara rating announced by Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin last week, UUM was in Tier Four with 24 other institutions – 14 private and 10 public – classified as “Very Good”. The rating, which involved 58 universities and university colleges nationwide, is conducted every two years and evaluates teaching and learning quality. Dr Mohamed Mustafa said that according to MQA, UUM’s rating had dropped, but the university felt that this was not correct. “We have more than 30,000 students, including some 3,000 foreigners from 42 countries. “We also have twinning programmes with foreign universities,” he added.

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IPTS bankrap pelajar cuma kejar untung

IPTS bankrap pelajar cuma kejar untung

 

Oleh MAZLINA ABDUL MAJID dan JUNHAIRI ALYASA
berita@kosmo.com.my

KUALA LUMPUR – Ada seorang pelajar pun cukup.

Begitulah situasi terdesak sebuah institut pengajian tinggi swasta (IPTS) di ibu kota yang terpaksa meneruskan sesi pembelajaran walaupun hanya terdapat seorang pelajar datang mendaftar pada setiap kursus yang ditawarkan.

Lebih teruk lagi, pengambilan pelajar di kolej itu terpaksa dibuat pada setiap bulan bagi mencukupkan bilangan pelajar sebelum sesuatu kursus yang ditawarkan diteruskan.

Meskipun kolej tersebut mempunyai pautan dengan sembilan buah IPTS di United Kingdom (UK) bagi membolehkan pelajarnya melanjutkan pengajian ke negara tersebut selepas tamat pengajian peringkat diploma namun keadaan kolej itu bagaikan ‘hidup segan mati tidak mahu’.

Malah, kolej terbabit juga dikatakan menyediakan pensyarah berpengalaman, tetapi pakej itu masih gagal menarik perhatian pelajar.

Selain itu, kolej berkenaan turut menyediakan enam jurusan bertaraf diploma iaitu pentadbiran perniagaan, pengurusan hotel dan pelancongan, pengurusan sumber manusia, pengurusan perniagaan dan teknologi maklumat, pengurusan kewangan serta pemasaran yang mendapat pengiktirafan daripada Agensi Kelayakan Malaysia (MQA).

Kolej itu juga menawarkan sembilan program peringkat sijil daripada Majlis Latihan Vokasional Kebangsaan (MLVK) serta kursus bertaraf profesional yang mendapat pengiktirafan antarabangsa.

Keadaan fizikal di kolej itu kelihatan tidak terjaga dan keadaan itu dikatakan menjadi punca ia gagal menarik minat pelajar untuk mengikuti pengajian di situ.

Selain lokasi yang tidak strategik kerana terletak berhampiran stesen bas serta rumah kedai, keluasan dan persekitaran kolej itu juga tidak layak digelar sebagai institusi pendidikan.