Published: Tuesday January 29, 2013 MYT 11:19:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday January 29, 2013 MYT 11:26:33 AM
Two-year moratorium on new private varsities, colleges from Feb 1
PUTRAJAYA: A two-year moratorium on new private universities, university colleges and colleges will come into effect Friday, the Higher Education Ministry announced Tuesday.
Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said there were enough higher education institutions in the country to serve the current demand.
"The moratorium will not affect institutions that are currently having their applications processed, exisiting institutions that set to be upgraded and branch campuses of foreign universities that rate highly in international rankings," he said during his New Year's address to ministry staff here Tuesday.